JockBio Vital Stats
  • Los Angeles Galaxy • Forward • #10
  • Height: 5' 8"
• Weight: 158 • 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, 1999).
  • 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 company’s 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, Landon’s 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.

 


 

 

 


Jeff Agoos, Upper Deck

 

 


Landon Donovan, 2009 Futera



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