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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 He usually plays as a withdrawn forward, and can also be used as an attacking midfielder on either wing.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 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. … Read More
In 1999, Donovan attended the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, part of U.S. Soccer's training program.
2001 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Unhappy with his situation in Germany, Donovan was loaned to the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer for the 2001 season.


2002 - 2004 3 More Events
2006 24 Years Old Donovan married actress Bianca Kajlich on December 31, 2006; the couple separated in July 2009, and Donovan filed for divorce in December 2010.
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.
2011 29 Years Old In the 2011 MLS Cup, Donovan scored the title-clinching goal in the 72nd minute over the Houston Dynamo, securing his 4th MLS Cup title. … Read More


…  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
2014 32 Years Old However, on May 22, 2014, Donovan was controversially left off of the US national team roster by Jürgen Klinsmann for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
…  On January 15, 2015, Major League Soccer announced it was naming its MVP award after Donovan. … Read More
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