Landon Donovan

Professional Soccer Player
Born Mar 4, 1982

Landon Timothy Donovan is an American soccer player for Los Angeles Galaxy and United States men's national soccer team. He usually plays as a withdrawn forward, and can also be used as an attacking midfielder on either wing. A member of the inaugural class of the U.S.… Read More

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1982 Birth Donovan was born (along with twin sister Tristan) on March 4, 1982 in Ontario, California to Donna Kenney-Cash, a special education teacher, and Tim Donovan, a semi-professional ice hockey player originally from Canada, which makes Donovan a Canadian citizen by descent. … Read More


1997 15 Years Old In 1997, he was accepted into U.S. Youth Soccer's Olympic Development Program.
In 1999 Donovan attended the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida with other members of the U-17 national team as part of U.S. Soccer's youth development program.
2001 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Unhappy with his situation in Leverkusen, Donovan was loaned to the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer for the 2001 season.


2002 - 2006 4 More Events
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Donovan had a mixed year with the Galaxy in 2007. … Read More
2008 26 Years Old Although the 2008 season was a disappointment for the Galaxy, it was a banner year for Donovan as he scored twenty goals and nine assists in twenty-five games, forming a strong offensive partnership with David Beckham and Edson Buddle.
After his former national team manager Bruce Arena was named Galaxy head coach and Beckham joined AC Milan on loan in early 2009, Donovan once again was given the club captaincy on a permanent basis.
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 1, 2010, Donovan scored the 100th goal of his MLS career.


…  Donovan made his returning debut for Everton on January 4, 2012 against Bolton Wanderers, Everton lost 2–1.
Donovan returned to training with the Galaxy on March 25, 2013 and made his season debut five days later against Toronto FC, coming on as a 61st-minute substitute. … Read More
In May 2014 Donovan was named in the preliminary squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and joined the team in training camp.
2015 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, he married Hannah Bartell. … Read More
Donovan made his first appearance fo the Galaxy after coming out of retirement on September 11, 2016, wearing the No. 26 jersey.
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