U.S. men's national team to play historic match against Cuba

The U.S. men’s national team will play a historic international friendly against Cuba on Oct. 7 at the Estadio Pedro Marrero in Havana, Cuba. The game will air nationally on ESPN and all Univision networks.  This is the second visit to Cuba by a U.S. team. In the first visit  they won 1- 0 September 6, 2008 for a qualifying round in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ever since Fidel...
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Could you stop Landon Donovan from scoring a goal? These people tried outside a Buffalo Wild Wings

How surreal would it be to go to your local Buffalo Wild Wings for some food and have Landon Donovan, the greatest male soccer player in U.S. history, stop you at the entrance and challenge you to a game of one-on-one? Recently, at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Los Angeles, the above scenario played itself out. Would you have the guts to jump in the net and try to stop the all-time leader...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

On this day in 2010, Landon Donovan scored *that* World Cup goal

Seldom have U.S. Soccer fans been able to truly band together to witness those seminal moments in the 103-year history on the men's side.If you're a historian, Joe Gaetjens' iconic goal to lift the Americans over the almighty England in the 1950 World Cup may come to mind. Almost 40 years later, Paul Caligiuri's "Shot Heard 'Round The World" would go on to set the precedent for the...
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June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan, Jurgen Klinsmann end USA Soccer’s biggest personal feud

Now that the fog of war has lifted, Landon Donovan and Jurgen Klinsmann have ensured peace will prevail in our United States soccer time. Donavan revealed to Sports Illustrated Tuesday that he and Klinsmann have repaired their relationship after two-plus years of tension. Klinsmann famously left Donovan off the U.S. roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The shock decision divided...
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan says USWNT shouldn't get same pay as men

Members of the United States women’s soccer team are fighting for higher pay from U.S. Soccer, alleging the discrepancy between what they make and what the men make represents wage discrimination. Naturally, Landon Donovan, American soccer’s most outspoken hero, has weighed in on the issue, arguing on Twitter that the women should not make as much as the men because they don’t...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan in favor of eliminating headers for youths

Curbing concussions in all sports is high on the minds of most every leader and thinker imaginable, and soccer is no different. But with soccer, banning headers in certain youth levels is not only a question about safety and health, but a developmental question too. Naturally, America’s best and brightest soccer players and analysts have chimed in, and now, add former USMNT star...
Via The Comeback
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Landon Donovan engaged to girlfriend Hannah Bartell

By Steve DelVecchio Landon Donovan is beginning his post-playing career by planning a wedding. On Monday, Donovan announced that he recently got engaged to longtime girlfriend Hannah Bartell. The former LA Galaxy star wrote on Facebook that he has been traveling a lot since he retired and is in the process of enrolling in college. “Lastly, and most importantly, I recently...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS names MVP award after Landon Donovan

By Marcus Kwesi O'Mard  Landon Donovan’s legend will live on in Major League Soccer, despite his recent retirement. MLS honored Donovan on Thursday by naming its MVP award after him and commissioning a new trophy, which includes his likeness. The “Landon Donovan MVP Award” will recognize the outstanding player in each MLS season, starting in 2015. Donovan, who retired...
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS Cup sees over 50%increase in viewership from 2013

Aired on ESPN, UniMás and Univision Deportes, the MLS Cup this past Sunday received a bigger audience than last year. Jonathan Tannenwald of reported the raw numbers via Twitter:  Total aggregate U.S. viewership for MLS Cup 2014, per an informed source: 1.907 million. ESPN 964K, UniMás 698K, Univision Deportes 245K. The aggregate audience between the three networks...
Via Awful Announcing
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

There will never be another Landon Donovan

Tonight will be the last time Landon Donovan puts on a USA uniform as the Americans face Ecuador in Connecticut. Donovan will be captain and will play the first 30 minutes. The man is arguably the greatest American soccer player ever and owns MLS records for most goals and assists as well as a five time MLS Cup winner. With all the ups and downs of his career, there will never be...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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