Landon Donovan

United States Men's National Team

Video: Landon Donovan talks Moyes’ firing, the World Cup, and more

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Landon Donovan keeps it real

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Landon Donovan addresses the current stage of his USMNT and MLS career the same way he always has, with an uncompromising honesty. Read More

Landon Donovan talks World Cup, Klinsmann and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

As Landon Donovan moves closer to playing in his fourth World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team star has done plenty of reflecting on how much has changed since he first took the field in the 2002 World Cup.

USMNT Roundtable: Do You Start Bradley, Dempsey and Donovan in Brazil?

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Is this still USMNT's top trio? (Photo: soccer.si.com)

June 16th, 2014: USMNT kicks off its 2014 World Cup against Ghana. Are Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan in the starting lineup? The roundtable considers...

There have been injuries, there have been club shuffles, there have been impromptu backpacking tours of Southeast Asia: there have been many reasons why Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan haven't started together for USMNT since June 2012.

Landon Donovan and Julian Green in the 59th minute

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Landon Donovan and Julian Green subbed on in the 59th minute against Mexico, perhaps symbolizing the next stage for the USMNT. Read More

USMNT Notes: Donovan benched due to bothersome knee, poor training sessions; centerback still up for grabs; and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

GLENDALE, Ariz. Landon Donovan has a proven track record against Mexico, so it came as a bit of a surprise when it was revealed that he was not in the U.S. Men's National Team's starting lineup for their Wednesday friendly vs.

A Tale of Two Halves

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The United States grabbed a 2-0 first half lead behind goals from Michael Bradley and Chris Wondoloski, but fell apart in the second half as Mexico's Rafael Marquez and Alan Pulido scored to assure the match would end 2-2 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Wednesday night.

The match was the third friendly of the year for the U.

Edu on US callup, US news ahead of Mexico friendly, Barca transfer ban, more news

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Edu, saying all the right things, again. USMNT news ahead of tonight's friendly. FIFA bans Barcelona from participating in two transfer windows. More news.

USMNT, Donovan and the quest for Brazil 2014

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Less than 100 days out from Brazil 2014, the US national team has a lot going for it. Yes, they're in a tough group but they've also improved considerably from the last World Cup, building a strong base and a cohesive team under coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

The After Bar: USMNT 2 - Mexico 0

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It couldn't really end any other way. Dos a cero. The year was different and so were the goal scorers, but the venue was a similar as the scoreline was as the United States men's national team waxed Mexico, 2-0 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

A smashing Eddie Johnson header just past halftime and a backpost goal from Landon Donovan mid-way through the second half and the U.

The After Bar: Costa Rica 3 - USMNT 1

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Whelp. That one stung. The United States men's national team, looking for their first win ever in Costa Rica walked away empty handed, temporarily setting back the finalization of their World Cup qualifying. The Nats dropped an ugly one, 3-1, in San Jose.

Michael Bradley went off injured in pre-game training and the USMNT looked listless the entire match giving up two goals in the opening ten minutes.

Still Convincing Europe Yanks Can Play

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For the second time this year, we have been treated to some insight from Jurgen Klinsmann as to the problems facing US players who hope to move to a prestigious European league. According to Klinsmann, there was apparently no demand to bring US players on loan in the January transfer window, and American players lack some level of belief in themselves.

Scrimmage today, Hack on preseason building blocks, Milan v Liverpool in Philly, more

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Union scrimmage New England today in Florida. Hack explains the preseason training plan. IS Philly hosting AC Milan vs Liverpool on July 30? More news.

The End of Camp Cupcake: The Evolution of the January...

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The End of Camp Cupcake: The Evolution of the January Friendly

By Zack Goldman

The United States Men's National Team's January schedule is well-worn conversation in American soccer circles, but it remains a unique and curious phenomenon to the rest of the football world.

USMNT forward Chris Wondolowski: “My mind frame doesn’t change”

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USMNT players Chris Wondolowski, Graham Zusi, and Landon Donovan speak following the 2-0 win over Korea. Read More

Wondo Leads U.S. Past South Korea

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Chris Wondolowski scored both U.S. goals in their 2-0 win over South Korea on Saturday.

Chris Wondolowski found the back of the net twice to lead the United States to a 2-0 victory over South Korea at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. on Saturday afternoon in the team's first match of 2014.

USMNT players Landon Donovan and Kyle Beckerman preview friendly

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USMNT players Landon Donovan and Kyle Beckerman talk about the reward of playing a real game after a month of training. Read More

Reaction to Nogueira deal, 3-man midfield, Pfeffer & Ribeiro impressing, much more.

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Reaction to Nogueira deal. Hack on 3-man midfield plan. Reports on Casey, MacMath, Pfeffer, and Ribeiro in camp. League news. US friendlies. More.

USMNT Notes: Donovan ready for any role, players sing praises of Brazil trip

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By MARC SERBER

As the U.S. Men's National Team prepares to face South Korea at a sold-out StubHub center in Carson, Calif., Landon Donovan told the media he does not need to be the star of this summer's World Cup.

With a deep bench this time around, Donovan had already made a claim that Group G is the Group of Death because the U.

The After Bar: USMNT 3 - Honduras 1 (Gold Cup)

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Easy as one, two, three. Three goals from the United States men's national team and they're on their way to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final. A thoroughly dominating performance by the Nats, 3-1 over Honduras, means a date with surprise finalists Panama.

Eddie Johnson, freed by a great ball from Landon Donovan, broke away from the Panamanian defense to open the scoring in the 11th minute.

Landon Donovan talks January camp and the World Cup

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USMNT player Landon Donovan spoke with the Brazilian media on a variety of subjects including the January camp and the 2014 World Cup. Read More

USMNT falls in first of two scrimmages with Sao Paulo

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team took part in a closed-door scrimmage on Thursday against Sao Paulo FC, and while not much was originally known about what occurred, news is starting to trickle out.

Following the match on Thursday morning, U.S. Soccer reported that 24 of the 26 players in the USMNT squad saw the field during the 90 minute match and that the USA were defeated, 2-1.

The After Bar: USMNT 1 - Costa Rica 0 (Gold Cup)

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The weather, the setting, and the cast was different, but the result was the same as the United States men's national team beat Costa Rica 1-0 in Hartford, Conn on a late Brek Shea goal.

A fantastic save from Sean Johnson led to a counter-attack break away by Landon Donovan on the right.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 7: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

The winless Portland Timbers hit the road this week to take on Real Salt Lake in the highlight of MLS Week Seven.

RSL are coming off a tough 2-2 draw at the Philadelphia Union but they should be boosted with the return of Luis Gil to the lineup from injury.

2014 MLS Season: Five Up, Three Down – Week 6

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We're at the midway point in our week, which means it is once again time for a look at who is doing well and who is still cold.

Again, the order means nothing in these lists. So don't read too much into that.

Five Up

1. Real Salt Lake Still the lone unbeaten team in the league after FCD dropped a game at home over the weekend.

Dempsey As USA Captain? A Failure.

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Dempsey As USA Captain? A Failure. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jurgen Klinsmann outsmarted himself.

Looking to take a good player – Clint Dempsey – and make him the face of his team, Klinsmann bargained away the captain's armband, and bet on that piece of cloth making Dempsey come out of his skin and lead.

SBI MLS Season Preview: LA Galaxy

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By DAN KARELL

Following back-to-back MLS Cup championships, the LA Galaxy's 2013 Major League Soccer season ended earlier than expected.

If you ask Bruce Arena, however, that might not have been a bad thing.

For the first time since 2010, the Galaxy had an extended offseason, allowing the entire squad to recover from a variety of injuries suffered over the course of the year.

Forwards for the Galaxy, Dynamo, and Sounders

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Landon Donovan outlines what went wrong for the Galaxy forwards in 2013 and the Dynamo and Sounders consider options up front. Read More

Is the MLS Ready to Become a Serious Soccer League Amidst Big Name Acquisitions?

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American soccer is surely an effort on the rise! As attendance figures continue to increase and new expansion teams get discussed, it seems as though the MLS is generally on a strong course of improvement each and every year!

But yet there is still that nagging feeling of doubt that it will never truly be able to compete against the likes of the English Premier League or La Liga in Spain.

Performance Pressures Mount for Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley

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2014 is the year for Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley to make their biggest marks on the U.S. soccer world. It is hard to argue against this point. The two soccer stars have their chance to enhance the profile of MLS and lead the U.S. National Team to success at the World Cup.

It is hard to imagine two other U.

Maurice Edu

Hack on NYRB, previews, Union Academy gets first win at Generation adidas cup, more

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John Hackworth says NYRB are hungry and motivated and he is confident Union's errors can be fixed. Previews, power rankings, TOW lists, more news.

Notes from Hack’s weekly presser, Wenger’s goals, Pfeffer called up by US U-20s, more

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Highlights from Hackworth's weekly press conference. Wenger on his goals. Zach Pfeffer called up by US U-20 MNT for Dallas Cup. ESPN releases awesome American Outlaws-themed World Cup promo video. More.

Jack to Impact? Union in Chicago previews, more USA-Mexico reaction, more news

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Taylor Twellman tweets McInerney could be headed to Montreal. Union in Chicago previews and news. More reaction to USA-Mexico friendly. More news.

The US Roster To Face Mexico: The Last Ride for Edu

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GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.

Meet the Team/new jersey unveil at D&Bs, Edu’s Reddit session, Garfan working toward Liga MX debut, more

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Meet the Team/new jersey unveil at Dave & Busters on March 4. Quotes from Edu's Reddit session. Garfan looks toward Liga MX debut. More news.

Nogueira joins Union in Florida, Jack ready, Nielsen MLS info, more

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French midfielder arrives in Union preseason camp. McInerney ready for exciting season. Nielsen release year-end viewership info for MLS. More news.

The Rest

Preseason Laboratory: Why not try an empty bucket 4-4-2?

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D.C. United is (probably) not a good enough team to boss possession this year. With the team's current roster and outlook, why not try ceding possession and going with an empty bucket?

After Adam's thought experiment on the diamond 4-4-2, and with our very own Chest Rockwell pining for a 4-3-3, I figured that I would want to get into the fun as well.

Mo closer? Valdes update. More news.

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Taylor Twellman tweets Nick Sakiewicz is on his way to Stoke to finalize Edu deal. Valdes deal postponed - again! More news.

A Star Is Born: Andre Blake

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In case you hadn't heard, Andre Blake was drafted number one by the Philadelphia Union in MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.

Who is Andre Blake? He is a Jamaican-born goalkeeper with three years of college soccer experience at the University of Connecticut. While at UCONN, he played in 36 shutouts (clean sheets) and received all-american honors.

As ESPN’s Lead Commentator For World Cup 2014, Ian Darke is the People’s Choice

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To most fans of US soccer, Ian Darke wasn't a familiar name when he was hired in 2010 to commentate for ESPN at the World Cup in South Africa. After a debacle in 2006 with ESPN's embarrassing commentator Dave O'Brien, ESPN was stockpiling Brits for the record-breaking coverage from South Africa.