Landon Donovan

Major League Soccer

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Gyasi Zardes

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By DAN KARELL

Gyasi Zardes picked a great time to come out of a three-game scoreless drought.

The second-year forward bagged a brace in what was possibly the final Superclasico as we know it, as the LA Galaxy defeated Chivas USA, 3-0, on Sunday evening at the StubHub Center.

What If Landon Donovan Stayed At Everton

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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.

Homegrown – Closing a Chapter – 8-26-14

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This isHomegrown, a Soccer Yanks podcast. Our home for domestic soccer. On this Homegrown Jayand Dan discuss: Post World Cup MLS interest, Donovan and Henry retiring, the value of good defenders, and Jay interviews Josh Hakala of thecup.us about the US Open Cup. Other ways to listen: Download the.

Crew provide fitting tribute to Donovan’s career at Crew Stadium

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By DAN KARELL

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.

MLS Week 23: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

After putting together a 6-0 thrashing of the Chicago Fire in Wednesday'sU.S. Open semifinal, the Seattle Sounders will face a much more daunting task when they take the field this Saturday.

Clint Dempsey, DeAndre Yedlin and co.

Who will replace Landon Donovan in MLS?

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By IVES GALARCEP

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.

Landon’s Legacy: What Donovan did for American soccer

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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.

Landon Donovan Leaves Behind a Legacy as a Pioneer In US Soccer

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If we're being honest with ourselves, we knew that Landon Donovan's retirement was a long time coming.

With Landon Donovan, there have always been very few secrets. His candidness, his realness, his humanness is legendary among American soccer circles.

After his sabbatical at the beginning of last year, how long did we really expect Donovan to continue playing?

Saying Goodbye to an American Legend

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(Writer's note: Credit for the awesome cover photo goes to Robert Canales of Clubs & Glory. Be sure to check them out on Facebook and Instagram. They have many great designs, and will be selling shirts in the future!) Saying goodbye is never easy. Whether it's your significant other who..

Donovan ready to enjoy final months of season following retirement announcement

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By DAN KARELL

Landon Donovan stunned the American soccer public on Thursday when he announced that his 16thseason in professional soccer would be his last.

Following training on Thursday morning, Donovan held a press conference along with LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena, president Chris Klein, and AEG CEO Dan Beckerman to explain his decision.

Landon Donovan from the beginning

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Luis Bueno first covered Landon Donovan as a high school player and watched his rise to the key player in American soccer. Read More

Henry leaves to standing ovation after showing brilliance in possibly his final MLS All-Star Game

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By FRANCO PANIZO

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.

America’s Best Player Ever To Retire At End Of The Season

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Landon Donovan shocked the soccer world for the second time this summer with his announcement last night that he was retiring at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old Donovan has had a glittering carer, playing in three World Cups and he leaves as the United States all time leading goalscorer 57 goals and four Gold Cup winners medals.

Landon Donovan announces retirement at end of the 2014 MLS season

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MLS and USMNT player Landon Donovan announced on Thursday that 2014 will be his final season in professional soccer. Read More

Read Landon Donovan’s Letter to Fans to Announce His Retirement From Soccer

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MLS and USA soccer star Landon Donovan has announced his retirement from the professional sport. The all-time leading scorer in USMNT soccer history will retire at the end of this season.

Donovan published the following letter to explain his decision:

After careful deliberation and after many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last season as a professional soccer player.

Landon Donovan to Retire From MLS At End of 2014 Season, Says Report

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Landon Donovan is set to retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season, according to ESPN pundit Taylor Twellman.

Twellman broke the news on Thursday afternoon regarding the US legend, stating:

Big announcement doesn't mean new player for @LAGalaxy. Looks like @landondonovan retiring at end of 2014 @MLS season.

MLS All-Stars 2 – Bayern Munich 1

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The MLS All-Stars beat Bayern Munich at the 2014 MLS All-Star Game in Portland with Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan scoring for MLS. Read More

MLS All-Stars ride second-half rally to top Bayern Munich

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. In an entertaining and well-played match in front of a raucous crowd, the Major League Soccer All-Stars defeated Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich, 2-1, behind second-half goals from Bradley Wright-Phillips and Landon Donovan. Robert Lewandowski had an early strike for Bayern, but the MLS All-Stars came out on top after a sublime second half performance.

Donovan Lifts All-Stars to Victory

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All-time leading goalscorer Landon Donovan tallied the game-winner in the 70th minute to give the MLS All-Stars a 2-1 comeback victory over German powerhouse Bayern Munich on Wednesday at Providence Park.

Yanks honored: As part of the pre-match festivities, each of the players who were members of the U.

United States Men's National Team

USMNT to host Honduras in Florida for October friendly

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By RYAN TOLMICH

While Landon Donovan is set to end his illustrious international career in the month of October, the U.S. Men's National Team has found its first opponent for the post-Donovan era.

U.S. Soccer announced Friday that the USMNT is set to hostfellow CONCACAF side Honduras for an Oct.

USMNT Roundtable: Landon Donovan & Tim Howard – what’s the diff?

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It's like looking in a mirror (rantsports.com)

Timmy's taking some time away from USMNT. Just like Landon did in 2013. So these two things are the same, right? Or not? The roundtable is in session...

It feels like forever since USMNT last played, but the players still find ways to get themselves noticed.

Landon Donovan will play for USMNT

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Landon Donovan will once again wear the USMNT shirt when he plays his final game for the United States on October 10th. Read More

Philadelphia Union

Union friendly in Hburg, Le Toux approaching 50 & 50 milestone, concussion lawsuit, more

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Union in Harrisburg tonight for annual friendly. Le Toux quietly approaching 50 goals/50 assists mark. FIFA, US Soccer named in concussion suit. More news.

Edu plays 45 in All-Stars win, Handshakegate, “Beast” Ribeiro with another brace, Pulisic to Dortmund, more

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Maurice Edu with 45 second half minutes in MLS All-Stars win over Bayern Munich. Pep refuses to shake Porter's hand. Ribeiro bags two more. Hershey's Christian Pulisic to join Borussia Dortmund. More.

LA Galaxy

Early mistake sets tone in heavy defeat in Los Angeles

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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, [.

D.C. United versus LA Galaxy preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ LA blog LAG Confidential

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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.

D.C. United versus LA Galaxy lineup: Will Eddie Johnson start?

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Will Ben Olsen go with Luis Silva or Eddie Johnson up top against the LA Galaxy?

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.

Fantasy Focus: That LA LA LA

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Galaxy here, Galaxy there, Galaxy everywhere

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.

Donovan nets late winner as Galaxy top Rapids

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In what will likely be his final appearance on the field in Colorado, Landon Donovan created yet another special moment.

The 32-year old forward netted the go-ahead goal Wednesday in the 80th minute, capping off a two-goal comeback that saw the LA Galaxy top the Colorado Rapids, 4-3, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Soccer News: Landon Donovan finishes

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With Landon Donovan announcing his retirement at the end of the season, LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena pays tribute in Thursday's soccer news. Read More

Jim Curtin

Notes from Curtin’s weekly presser, new Bimbo deal, 8000 USOC final tickets sold so far, more

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Union ink new 5-year deal with Bimbo. 8000 US Open Cup tickets sold so far. Union STHs have until Sunday to buy USOC tickets for their regular seats. More news.

“It’s big”: Quotes & previews ahead of tonight’s USOC semi, more news

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Union and Dallas quotes ahead of tonight's US Open Cup semifinal, as well as a roundup of previews. More Union, MLS, and national team news.

Donovan to retire, Union ready for big week of games, Ribeiro up for Goal of the Month, more

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Landon Donovan to retire at season's end. Union prepare for big week of games. Pedro Ribeiro up for USL PRO Goal of the Month. More news.

The Rest

SBI Tuesday Rewind: Donovan gets farewell; Gonzalez leaves MLS; Jones lands in New England; and more

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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.

Legend Out: Donovan To Retire at Season’s End

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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).

MLS All Stars & Bayern Munich put on show in Portland, Donovan second half goal gives MLS 2 to 1 win

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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.