US Soccer

Another World Cup Record for Donovan

Landon Donovan’s goal against Ghana made him the U.S. all-time leading scorer at the FIFA World Cup with five goals.

Donovan is the first U.S. player ever to score in three straight FIFA World Cup games.

Landon Donovan made his 12thFIFA World Cup appearance against Ghana, breaking the U.S. record of 11 held by Cobi Jones and Earnie Stewart. He started 12 consecutive FIFA World Cup matches for the U.S., tied for a CONCACAF record and with Rafael Marquez of Mexico. 

Donovan has also been nominated for three ESPYs: Best Moment and Best Performance Under Pressure and Best MLS Player.

Additionally, eight players started every match for the U.S. at the 2010 FIFA World Cup: Tim Howard, Steve Cherundolo, Jay DeMerit, Carlos Bocanegra, Landon Donovan, Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore. All except Altidore played every minute.

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MNT LD Jun 28, 2010