April 11, 2013 |
Despite being eliminated in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, the Galaxy at least knows Landon Donovan, the team's all-time scoring leader, is back to playing a complete game. For the first time since he reported late to the Galaxy after a self-imposed hiatus for mental and physical exhaustion, Donovan played a full 90 minutes in the Galaxy's 1-0 loss to the Monterrey Rayados on Wednesday night in Mexico. Monterrey won the two-leg CONCACAF tournament with a 3-1 aggregate score.
October 7, 2012 |
Landon Donovan's availability for key World Cup qualifiers against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala was thrown in doubt Saturday after the Galaxy captain was carried off the field on a stretcher with a knee injury late in his team's 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake at the Home Depot Center. The Galaxy said Donovan would undergo tests "as soon as possible" but that could mean Monday morning, when U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann is scheduled to announce the 23 call-ups for Friday's match in Antigua and the Oct. 16 game with Guatemala in Kansas City, Kansas.
May 15, 2013 |
The question of whether the Galaxy's Landon Donovan will rejoin the U.S. national team continues to drag on. Donovan, the U.S. team's all-time leading scorer, "is set" to be left off U.S. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team for the World Cup qualifying matches next month, SI.com reported Tuesday. But later in the day, Donovan said in a podcast on the Galaxy's website that "Jurgen has not told me that it was definitive" he wouldn't selected and "that I wouldn't be there. You never know.
April 25, 2013 |
Galaxy forward Landon Donovan said it's questionable whether he'll start Saturday night's game against Real Salt Lake because of a sore right leg. The Galaxy's all-time leading scorer said he was "hopeful that I'll be ready" for the Major League Soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium near Salt Lake City, "but we'll see. " Donovan, 31, scored one goal and had an assist in the Galaxy's 2-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City last weekend. During that game, Donovan said, he strained his leg after he "sprinted and then reached for a ball.
January 23, 2013 |
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena said Landon Donovan will be part of the team this season, but he's letting his captain work out the timetable for his return from a self-imposed break designed to rekindle his passion for soccer. However, Juergen Klinsmann, manager of the U.S. national team, doesn't sound quite as forgiving. In an extended interview with Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal, Klinsmann appeared a bit frustrated with Donovan, who complained of physical and mental exhaustion last year.
February 17, 2013 |
Landon Donovan 's self-imposed sabbatical from soccer will extend until late March, the Galaxy said Sunday, meaning the U.S. national team's all-time leading scorer will be unavailable for crucial World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico next month. Citing physical and mental exhaustion after a dozen years of top-flight soccer, Donovan, 30, walked away from the game after helping lead the Galaxy to its second consecutive Major League Soccer title on Dec. 1. At the time he said he was strongly considering retirement.