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.
November 18, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- Galaxy captain Landon Donovan, who has been plagued by injury all season, did not dress for the Western Conference final against the Seattle Sounders on a wet and chilly Sunday night at CenturyLink Field. The scenario the Galaxy faces -- it takes a three-goal lead into the second of two matches in a Major League Soccer playoff series that will be decided on total scores -- might have had something to do with that decision. But the weather conditions and the punishing nature of Seattle's artificial turf might also be a factor.
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.
April 17, 2010 |
I've read that some people call Landon Donovan the Kobe Bryant of soccer; I wonder if the day will come when people call Bryant the Landon Donovan of basketball? Arguably the best player that soccer-lukewarm America has ever produced has taken his world-class game from casual kids' matches in the backyards of Redlands, to the massive professional arenas of Europe, and back to Southern California, to the L.A. Galaxy in Carson. Come June, Donovan is expected to anchor the U.S. team in the World Cup. You've heard of it?
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.