One of the elite U.S. players and a veteran of three FIFA World Cups, Donovan plays an integral role in the fortunes of the U.S. team. Possessing exceptional skills with both feet and great vision, he has a seemingly endless supply of energy and the ability to unhinge defenses with runs through the midfield. In an international career chock full of records and highlights, Donovan added to the most iconic moments in U.S sports history when he scored the game-winner against Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup that sent the U.S. into the knockout phase and set off frenzied celebrations across the country. Already the top scorer in U.S. history, he is now the USA’s all-time leader in World Cup games played and goals scored. Captaining the LA Galaxy to two consecutive Supporters Shields and the 2011 MLS Cup title, Donovan will complete a second loan spell at Everton in early 2012 before the league season.
- Holds the all-time record for both U.S. goals scored (46) and assists (47)
- Scored the last-minute goal against Algeria that gave the U.S. a 1-0 victory and instantly became the most iconic moment in U.S. Soccer history
- The three-time World Cup veteran is the U.S. leader in World Cup games played (12) and goals scored (five)
- A four-time U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year Award winner
- In the final round of qualifying, his talents were on full display, where he contributed to 12 of the USA’s 19 goals
- Earned his 100th cap against Argentina in June of 2008, becoming the fastest American to ever accomplish that feat and the fourth fastest player in history to reach the century mark for his country
- Honored as the 2011 MLS Cup MVP in leading the Galaxy to a 1-0 win against Houston, his fourth league title