Many clubs and fanbases around MLS have had a chance to say a proper farewell to Landon Donovan before seeing him play in person one last time.
His former team, the San Jose Earthquakes, will not be one of them.
The retiring Donovan was down tohaving seven regular season games left in his MLS career, but that number dropped to six after he was shown a controversial yellow card for dissent by referee Hilario Grejeda during the first half of Wednesday night's 2-2 draw against the Montreal Impact.
Ahead of Landon Donovan's farewell match, coach Jurgen Klinsmann took an upbeat tone on giving the U.S. Men's National Team legend a proper send-off even after the Donovan had harshly criticized Klinsmann's decisions during the World Cup. Klinsmann told reporters on Tuesday that the farewell match won't be awkward in light of Donovan's post-World Cup comments.
When he retires at the end of this MLS season and after the October 10 USMNT friendly in which he will feature Landon Donovan will be shrouded as the greatest American soccer player of all-time. While some soccer historians and fairly recent players may have a say in that argument, undoubtedly Donovan has made the biggest impact on the growth of soccer in the U.
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Landon Donovan played his final game at Crew Stadium last Saturday evening, 15 years, two months, and 25 days after his first appearance in the United States' first soccer-specific stadium.
Prior to the game, which finished 4-1 in favor of the Columbus Crew, the Crew honored Donovan with a video tribute anda giftthat included a piece of the net from his prior match in central Ohio, where he scored the second goal in another U.
How do you replace a legend? How do you replace a player who will walk away as the best player in the history of Major League Soccer? That is the question facing the Los Angeles Galaxy, as well as MLS, with Landon Donovan set to walk away from the game after the 2014 season.
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Statistics play a large role in American sports culture. From home runs to rushing yards to most points scored in a single game, we love to count – regardless of the sport. So much so that the numbers themselves become part of the sport's lore and history.
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PORTLAND, Ore. The 2014 MLS All-Star Game may have beenLandon Donovan's last one, but the sense most observers had was that it was another player who was possibly playing in one of the final matches of his career.
Landon. Again. And while we're here, it's also all about the U.
A total of 130 points vaulted Eagles Screaming to the scoring lead this round. The duo of Landon Donovan (LA, $11.8) and captain Sebastien Le Toux (PHI, $8.4) scored 22 points each, with Le Toux contributing an assist over two games, and Donovan notching two goals and two assists in one game.
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The euphoria from D.C. United's 3-0 win at Sporting Kansas City lasted exactly 103 hours and 9 seconds. Bobby Boswell's awful turnover just 69 seconds into the match fueled a 4-1 victory for the Los Angeles Galaxy last night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. With three points already banked last Saturday night, [.
To get the lowndown on all things LA, we talked to Josie Becker of our sister site LAG Confidential.
D.C. United takes on the LA Galaxy in the Landon Donovan Memorial Retirement Tour jamboree tonight, in the newest edition of #dcuafterdark. To get the lowndown on all things LA, we talked to Josie Becker of our sister site LAG Confidential.
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D.C. United travels to Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy late tomorrow night. Barring a meetup in the MLS Cup (or a Michael Jordan-esque comeback), this will be the last time that United will face Landon Donovan.
Galaxy players led at every position this round, and otherwise were dominating the leaderboard. Before we get to that, we recognize both the round leader and overall leader, In It Toux Wynne It, who scored 161 points. Landon Donovan (LA, $11.4) wore the armband and scored 50 points, with two goals and an assist over two matches.
For the second consecutive week, In It Toux Wynne It scored the most points this round, with 132, extending their overall lead. Landon Donovan (LA, $11.6) wore the armband and scored 58 points, with a goal and four assists over two matches. Galaxy teammates Gyasi Zardes ($7.
As it turns out, Landon Donovan will get a final match with the U.S. Men's National team. After Donovan was unceremoniously cut from the World Cup squad this summer, it looked like Donovan would never wear the red, white and blue again. But U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday he will get a farewell match, even if it's not a full-blown testimonial.
Less than 24 hours after he scored the game-winner in Wednesday's All-Star Game, Landon Donovan made the stunning announcement on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the season.
As the face of MLS for over a decade, Donovan, 32, will end his career as the league's all-time leading goalscorer (138) and second to only former Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston in the assist department (124).
The mid-season classic for MLS came calling to Portland on August 6 as the MLS All-Stars played host to Bayern Munich at Providence Park. After several days of festivities, the match culminated the festivities as Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan scored second half goals to give the MLS All-Stars a well fought 2 to 1 win in front of a sellout crowd.