The Philadelphia Union cannot be stopped.
The team triumphed 5-1 over recent US Open Cup winners Orlando City, as goals from Daniel Gazdag, Mikael Uhre, Alejandro Bedoya, Jack Elliot and Joao Moutinho propelled the Union to lead the Supporters’ Shield standings with 63 points in 31 matches. The victory also prompted head coach Jim Curtin to add Daniel Gazdag’s name to the 2022 Landon Donovan MLS MVP race after the player boosted his statistics to 19 goals and nine assists.
Curtin said Gazdag is up there and he should be considered, as he continued to lobby for the player. According to him they’re both amazing and they’ve both had amazing seasons, Mukhtar and him. But he said he thinks that’s probably who it’s going to come down to and that he thinks he will at least bring that up for his guy. Gazdag first joined Philadelphia in 2021 from Hungarian side Honved and has since become an integral part of Curtin’s side. He managed four goals and five assists across 23 matches during his introductory campaign before really taking off this season. (more…) Tags: Philadelphia
The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced the players eligible for election in 2023 Thursday. The list of 1st-year eligible players includes 16, with Landon Donovan posing as the headliner. Donovan is regarded as the greatest American soccer player of all time. An illustrious career that started in 1999 with Bayer Leverkusen transitioned to the MLS after being loaned to the San Jose Earthquakes for two seasons. From there, the sky was the limit for Donovan as he joined the LA Galaxy, helping grow the MLS brand and American soccer for 11 years. Donovan’s career in the MLS included a record six MLS Cups, a 2009 MVP, and all-time leader in assists with 104.
Landon Donovan holds a lot of individual records for the United States men’s national team and in Major League Soccer (MLS). The former Everton and Bayern Munich attacker is widely regarded as the greatest player in the history of football in the United States.
German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen gave Landon Donovan his professional football career start. He joined Bayer Leverkusen in 1999 and was at the club for six years before returning to the United States to sign Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy). It must be pointed out that Donovan spent some of his time at Bayer Leverkusen on loan at San Jose Earthquakes. (more…)
TULSA, Okla. — One of the greatest American soccer players of all time came to Tulsa on Wednesday as he starts his coaching career in the USL Championship. Landon Donovan’s San Diego Loyal SC hit the road to take on FC Tulsa at ONEOK Field in the third match of the season for both clubs. Donovan led the U.S. Men’s National Team for more than a decade and never had a bigger moment than his renowned, 2014 World Cup goal in the 90th minute of the country’s group stage match against Algeria, sending the U.S. into first place in their group for the first time since 1930.
However, Donovan’s side was on the opposite end of a late, game-winning strike against FC Tulsa on Wednesday night. A scoreless match full of few goal opportunities for either side culminated in a 77th-minute “Super” Dario Suarez strike set up by a deep cross from Gabi Torres. Tulsa head coach Michael Nsien said after the match that Dario is a game-breaker and that he has been very exceptional for the team throughout the current campaign so far. (more…)
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are definitely one of the teams to beat in the UEFA Champions League this season as always. The German heavyweights have always maintained a clear status of being one of the favorites to clinch the European title and it is no news that they are very much in contention to do it again this season. Having made the Bundesliga title their personal trophy to be won every season, winning the UCL title would be very much a great achievement for them. Although the won the trophy two seasons ago when they met French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain in the final, they have changed managers since then and there is a new source of motivation to clinch the title less than three years after they last did it.
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New England Revolution star Carles Gil has been rewarded for a stellar MLS regular season this year after his emergence as the MLS Comeback Player of the Year. His form propelled New England Revolution to the Supporters’ Shield in the MLS this season. The Supporters’ Shield is won by the team with the most points in both the Western and Eastern Conferences.Gil had the most assists with 18 at the end of the regular season. His attacking return of four goals plus 18 assistscontributed immensely to him being named the Comeback Player of the Year.
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United States national team icon Landon Donovan burst onto the world scene as a teenager at the 1999 edition of the FIFA u-17 World Cup tournament in New Zealand as he was named the best player at the end of the tournament. Landon Donovan and his United States team were stopped in the semi-finals thanks to the penalty shootout loss to Australia. The United States and Australia were involved in a four-goal thriller before penalty was employed to separate the two teams. In the end, Australia won 7-6 on penalties to secure a place in the final, while the United States had to settle for a place in the 3rd place playoff. Donovan was successful with his penalty during the shooutout with the Australians.
The news of Robert Lewandowski’s possible exit from German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich came as a shocker to almost everyone but the club’s former player Landon Donovan claims that he wasn’t surprised when he saw the news.
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Before the start of the Euros 2020 tournament, there was a lot of hype about it being a very interesting one to watch and it attracted a lot of attention and interest from football fans across the world, especially in Europe. So far, there has not been anything different from what was anticipated, as things have gone as expected. The competition has unveiled a lot of surprises, excitement, shock, and heartbreak already even though the quarter-final fixtures are yet to be fully decided.
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Former footballer of the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT), and a soccer legend, Landon Donovan has revealed that he is delighted to see how some top young football players are emerging from the country, adding that he believes that even more players will find their way to fame from the country in the next few years as long as they can continue to showcase their talents. Donovan is a well-recognized legend of the sport not only in the US but in world football for his contributions and achievements during his playing career.
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