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.