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Landon Timothy Donovan (born March 4, 1982 in Ontario, California) is an American soccer player, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer as well as starting for the United States national soccer team.

Biography

Landon is the son of Canadian Tim Donovan and Donna Kenney Cash. Donovan grew up in Redlands, California, and attended Redlands High School before transferring to Redlands East Valley. Landon signed a professional contract with Bayer Leverkusen in February 1999 at the age of 17, shortly before playing in the U-17 World Championship, where he won the Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.

 

Donovan could not break into the first team with Leverkusen due to age restrictions and, unhappy with his situation in Germany, was loaned to the San Jose Earthquakes, playing in Major League Soccer, for the 2001 season. In MLS, Donovan had immediate success, leading the Earthquakes to MLS Cup championships in 2001 and 2003 and becoming one of the most recognizable faces of soccer in America. In four years in the league, he scored 32 goals and 29 assists in league play, and 10 goals and six assists in the playoffs. Donovan was named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2003.

After starring in the 2000 Summer Olympics, he earned his first cap for the U.S. National Team on October 25, 2000 against Mexico, scoring on his debut. He was integral to the United States' run to the quarterfinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, scoring two goals. Through the 2006 FIFA World Cup, he has amassed 84 caps for the US, scoring 25 goals, including a rare four-goal game against Cuba in 2003. On April 11, 2006, Donovan became the United States' all-time assist leader with 23 when he set up Ben Olsen. The previous all-time assist leader was Cobi Jones.

On June 3, 2004, Bayer Leverkusen announced that Donovan would return to the club in 2005, and Landon followed suit, announcing his return to Germany on November 23, 2004. He then became the first man to be named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year two years in a row, taking the award for that year.

In early 2005, Donovan put in decent performances, but ultimately failed to impress. Most notable was a performance in the away fixture of UEFA Champions League against eventual champion Liverpool, where a Donovan turnover allowed a Liverpool forward to score one of three in a 3-1 loss. Despite a poor performance, Donovan still received higher marks than all but one other Leverkusen starter. Donovan stated his intentions to come back to MLS, and club officials respected his wishes. However, because San Jose had traded away part of Donovan's allocation, a return to San Jose was not possible. One week before the start of the season, Los Angeles traded leading scorer Carlos Ruiz, a striker, to FC Dallas to get on top of the allocation pecking order and signed Donovan, a midfielder, on March 31, 2005.

In his first season with the Galaxy, Donovan scored 12 league goals and 10 assists and added four goals and an assist in the playoffs as the Galaxy won the MLS Cup (his third MLS championship to date). Ironically, the winning goal was scored by a Guatemalan, Pando Ramirez, brought in to partner with Carlos Ruiz but relegated to the bench by Donovan. Donovan's playoff goals made him MLS' all-time leading scorer in the playoffs with 14. He was named to the MLS All-Time Best XI after the season.

Many soccer critics have criticized Donovan for returning to MLS, as he is perceived to be not up to the rigors of European soccer , although he has expressed interest in playing in England someday. He has also been criticized for his poor performance on the US national team at the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany.

Nevertheless, Donovan is expected to be the front-runner for replacing Claudio Reyna as U.S. captain.

Donovan currently resides in Manhattan Beach, California with his fiancée, actress Bianca Kajlich.


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