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U.S. Athlete Profile: Landon Donovan

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Landon Donovan knew what he was doing at a young age in the soccer world...

He didn't wait around after being signed at a young age to play with a club soccer team in Germany. Since then his presence has grazed numerous fields, many teams, and has been a part of many significant national and international games. Landon is one to watch for in the United States World Cup team and will hopefully pull a few of those significant goals during the 2014 World Cup!

Landon Donovan

Age: 32
Place of Birth: Ontario, CA
Position: Midfielder

History in the World Cup:

  • World Cup Final 2002, 2006, 2010
  • U-20 World Cup Final 2001
  • U-17 World Cup Final 1999
  • Confederations Cup 2003, 2009
  • Olympic Football Team Final 2000
  • World Cup Qualifier 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014

Player History:

  • Youngest to sign with a foreign club, signed with Germany in February of 1999 at age 16.
  • Moved back to the United States to play with the San Jose Earthquakes for the 2001 season.
  • Soon picked up by the Los Angeles Galaxy to play in the MLS.

Skill to watch for: Known for scoring significant goals, sometimes defining game outcomes.

What other U.S. World Cup players are you excited to watch? 

Update: Donovan Not On Team USA

Team USA revealed that Donovan was released from the team before the start of the 2014 World Cup. Read about it here.

Photo Credit: PR Photos

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