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Accounting Error in Donovan's Favor


Landon One Step Closer to 50/50 Club Without Stepping on the Field

As Landon Donovan approaches the massive milestone of becoming the first U.S. Men’s National Team player in history to record both 50 goals and 50 assists, it turns out he is one step closer than previously known.

Thanks to the crack research of our hard core fans, Landon has been credited with an additional assist from 2004 not previously accounted for in the U.S. Soccer records. As a result, his career total stands at 49 assists.

Donovan hit the 50-goal milestone when he converted a penalty for the USA’s second goal in the 6-0 win against Guatemala on July 5 in San Diego, then added his 51st with a volley off a cross from Stuart Holden.

He will have a chance to make history tonight when the USA faces Belize in its opening match of Group C in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup (8 p.m. PT, FOX Soccer, Univision Deportes and UniMas).

Here is the date and opponent for each of Donovan’s 49 assists:

No.                            Date                    Opponent
1                                 10/25/2000        Mexico
2                                 1/27/2001           China
3                                 1/27/2002           El Salvador
4                                 5/16/2002           Jamaica
5, 6                            1/18/2003           Canada
7                                 6/19/2003           Turkey
8, 9                            7/26/2003           Costa Rica
10                              6/13/2004           Grenada
11                              6/20/2004           Grenada
12                              7/11/2004           Poland
13                              8/18/2004           Jamaica
14                              9/8/2004              Panama
15                              10/9/2004           El Salvador
16                              2/9/2005              Trinidad & Tobago
17                              3/27/2005           Mexico
18                              3/30/2005           Guatemala
19                              6/8/2005              Panama
20                              7/16/2005           Jamaica
21                              7/21/2005           Honduras
22                              1/29/2006           Norway
23                              2/10/2006           Japan
24                              4/11/2006           Jamaica
25                              2/7/2007              Mexico
26                              6/9/2007              Trinidad & Tobago
27                              6/21/2007           Canada
28                              9/9/2007              Brazil
29                              2/6/2008              Mexico
30, 31                      3/26/2008           Poland
32                              9/10/2008           Trinidad & Tobago
33                              10/11/2008        Cuba
34                              2/11/2009           Mexico
35, 36, 37                 4/1/2009              Trinidad & Tobago
38                              6/21/2009           Egypt
39                              8/12/2009           Mexico
40, 41                      9/5/2009              El Salvador
42                              9/9/2009              Trinidad & Tobago
43                              10/10/2009        Honduras
44, 45                      5/29/2010           Turkey
46                              6/5/2010              Australia
47                              6/7/2011              Canada
48                              6/22/2011           Panama
49                              5/26/2012           Scotland

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