||• Los Angeles Galaxy
||• Born: 3/4/82
- At the age of 17,
Landon was the third-youngest player to ever be called into a U.S. Men's
National Team training camp (for the USA-Argentina match on June 13,
- Going into the
2002 MLS season, Landon was one of two San Jose players with his own
Bobblehead Doll. The other was Jeff Agoos.
- Landon earned "Man
of the Match" honors twice during the 2002 Gold Cup.
- Landon signed with
Electronic Arts as spokesperson for FIFA 2002, the companys soccer video game.
- In 2005, English club Portsmouth made Bayer Leverkusen an offer for Landon. His German club made a deal with the Galaxy instead.
- Landon led the Galaxy in goals in each of his first five years with the club, with a low of eight (2007) and a high of 20 (2008).
- Landon surpassed Eric Wynalda as Team USA’s all-time goal scorer when he netted his 35th goal in a 2008 match against Sweden.
- Landon scored the MLS Goal of the Year in 2009. He was the second Galaxy player to win this award. The first was Carlos Ruiz in 2002.
- Donovan earned his 100th cap for Team USA at the age of 26. He was the fourth-youngest player ever to do so.
- Landon played for Bayern Munich between the 2008 and 2009 MLS seasons.
- Landon was named to the MLS all-time Best XI after the league's tenth season.
- Landon signed a four-year contract extension with the Galaxy in 2009.
- Donovan admits the first time he heard the vuvuzela horns blown by South African fans it was distracting, but he was able to tune them out.
- In the fall of
2001, Landons brother, Josh, left for South Carolina to begin
basic training. He became an Army paratrooper.
- Landon married actress Bianca Kajlich in 2006. The couple separated in 2009.
Landon Donovan, 2009 Futera