U.S. Soccer just released an awesome tribute video to one of the -- if not the -- greatest American soccer players of all time: Landon Donovan. U.S. Soccer released the video this week as Donovan is set to play his last ever game for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team on Friday.
The video takes us through Donovan’s soccer life, from his high school playing days all the way up to his nationwide fame as the star of the USMNT.
Donavan relives some of his fondest USMNT moments in the video, including his thrilling, last minute goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup.
This is definitely worth a watch:
USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann said Donovan will play for about 30 minutes during the U.S.A.’s friendly against Ecuador on Saturday. Klinsmann said Donovan will be the team’s captain for the match.
“We have the understanding with Landon that he starts the game and gets the captain’s armband out of respect for what he did for the program for so many years in an outstanding career,” Klinsmann said on Tuesday. “So we want him to enjoy that moment.”
The game will be Donovan’s 157th and final international match. Donovan has 57 goals and 58 assists in those 157 matches, making him the only player in U.S. Men’s soccer history to reach the 50 goal/50 assist mark. Donovan is also the MLS’s all-time leading scorer with 136 goals.