Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan is one of the brightest shining stars in the world of US soccer and up till now has had a great career, wining almost honor out there. For starters let’s just say the following: he has scored 144 goals in his 14 seasons in MLS – Major League Soccer – and has won six titles overall. Also he has won the MVP – most valuable player – award in 2009 and that is no small thing.

It does come as a little bit of a surprise that MLS wants to name its most important individual award after him, however it cannot be said that he doesn’t deserve this. So from now on the MLS MVP trophy will be known simply as Landon Donovan Award. Also the physical award will come in the shape of Donovan’s silhouette, in what position it is not known yet.

In the statement following the announcement Donovan said that he can’t quite believe it yet, seeing how soccer was no more than outlet for him as a child. Now having the most prestigious honor of the MLS named after him seems like a dream for Donovan. He continued to say that he feels humbled by this and thanked all the people that supported him through his life and career.

Donovan joined MLS back in 2001 when soccer was not quite an American sport for grown-ups and has had great things for the popularity of the sport. As commissioner Garber said in the same statement, Landon Donovan will forever be part of MLS history.

Even though soccer is not the number one team sport in the U. S. more and more people are becoming fans and stars start to rise, showing gamesmanship.

 

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