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SOUNDERS AGREE CONTRACT EXTENSIONS FOR TRIO

MLS football giants Seattle Sounders have agreed contract extensions for three of their first-team players.Seattle Sounders made the announcement on the new contracts to their players at the start of this month. The three players handed contract extensions are Peruvian attacker Raul Ruidiaz, defender Xavier Arreaga and midfielder Joao Paulo.

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Peru national team star Ruidiazis the go-to man at Seattle Sounders in terms of goals. He has won the Golden Boot winner at the club four times including the 2021 season. Also, Ruidiaz has been named in two successive MLS Best XI selections. The Peruvian international has signed a contract that runs through to the end of the 2024 MLS season.
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MLS: GIL NAMED LANDON DONOVAN MVP

Spanish attacking midfielder Carles Gil has been named the Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 2021 MLS (Major League Soccer) season. The MVP accolade in the MLS is named after American football icon Landon Donovan who left his mark during his professional football career. LA Galaxy legend Landon Donovan is widely regarded by many as the best player to ever grace MLS football.

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New England Revolution star Carles Gil is the latest recipient of the Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player accolade. Gil is the club captain at New England Revolution, the man with the magic left foot and the assist king.
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‘NOT TIME TO PANIC’ – DONOVAN

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United States national team icon Landon Donovan says it’s not the time to hit the panic button after the disappointing start to the World Cup qualifying campaign ahead of next year’s edition in Qatar. Landon Donovan spoke to SiriusXM FC shortly after the United States played out a goalless draw with hosts El Salvador. According to him, it is too early to start criticisingthe team and that it’s crazy for some fans to think that the draw is a bad result.

 

Landon Donovan is the United States player with the most caps apart from Cobi Jones. The former Everton and Los Angeles Galaxy (LA Galaxy) attacker made 157 appearances for the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) during his playing career. The aforementioned Jones is the record holder with 164 caps. Keep Reading

DONOVAN: DESCHAMPS HAS TO REMAIN FRANCE HEAD COACH

Following the exit of the France national team at the Euros 2020, there has been a huge question mark over the future of the team’s head coach, Didier Deschamps. France were knocked out of the competition by Switzerland on penalties following a 3-3 draw between the two sides after 90 minutes and extra time. The French media has also been questioning the national team’s manager’s long-term future at the helm as pressure continued to mount on him regarding whether or not he is still capable of leading Les Blues to more title triumphs on the international scene.

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However, while many have been criticizing him and calling for his head for not being able to use the full potential of the players in his squad, there are others who have asked for him to be given more time. One of those people is former United States Men’s National Team footballer Landon Donovan, who believes that Deschamps has already shown that he has what it takes to be the head coach of the team, while also citing that the players should also take a large percentage of the blame.
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DONOVAN: NAGELSMANN WILL SUCCEED AT BAYERN

Former Bayern Munich footballer Landon Donovan has had his say on the recent appointment of Julian Nagelsmann as the new manager of the German Bundesliga giants. Nagelsmann was appointed as the new manager of the club after Hansi Flick announced that he would no longer be continuing his managerial carer with the Bavarians. Flick, in his announcement, revealed that he would love to take on a new challenge by becoming the new manager of the German national team as a replacement for his compatriot Joachim Löw who announced his own departure from the job.

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Nagelsmann was touted as the most accurate replacement for Flick and he was contacted by Bayern as they convinced him to quit his role as RB Leipzig boss. He eventually signed a new three-year contract at the club after establishing an agreement in principle with the Bundesliga Champions.
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DONOVAN REVEALS HIS FAVORITE BAYERN STAR

The United States Men’s National Team legend Landon Donovan has recently held an interview where he was asked a couple of questions, including who his favorite Bayern Munich player is. Although not a lot of people would remember his time at the Allianz Arena, but Donovan was a Bayern Munich player between the January and March months of 2009.

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He was signed on a short-term loan for Bayern under the club’s former manager Jürgen Klinsmann. The California-born man only made six appearances for Bayern in his career, with all appearances made while coming off the bench. He was then sent back to his parent club Los Angeles Galaxy after the expiration of the short-term loan deal.
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DONOVAN REVEALS AFFECTION FOR EVERTON

United States of America legend Landon Donovan has revealed his affection for Merseyside giants Everton whom he spent two successful loan spells with while he was still a professional football player. He sat down with the official website of Everton to talk about his love for the club and other footballing matters some weeks ago. Landon Donovan said that he would run through a wall for anyone at the club before adding that he will always cherish being a blue.


Landon Donovan is currently the recipient of three positions at a newly formed club in the second division of club football in the United States of America. San Diego Loyal are in the United States League (USL) Championship and Landon Donovan is the owner, manager and executive vice president of soccer at the club. Landon Donovan spent his first loan spell at Everton in 2010 before returning for another loan spell two years later. He was at Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy when he signed on loan for the Toffees twice. He follows Everton keenly and the American would have been impressed by the performance of the club in the Premier League this season as they chase down a Champions League spot at the end of the campaign. Keep Reading

LANDON DONOVAN REITERATES HIS LOVE FOR EVERTON IN LATEST EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

Landon Donovan is a name that Everton fans will be familiar with so well, as the American great was sat down and interviewed by evertonfc.com where he was asked some questions to mark the Thanksgiving in the United States on Thursday.


The interview focused on Donovan’s playing stints at Goodison Park, a club he said he can do anything for – or in his words, would run through walls for. Keep Reading

Donavan Returns as Coach

 

38-year-old Landon Donavan made his return to professional football this year. He joined the San Diego Loyal as a coach before the corona virus pandemic curtailed the United Soccer League.


One of the most successful players in the history of American football, Donavan took up coaching assignments at the start of this year in the second tier of the USL championship.
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TOP FIVE AMERICANS TO PLAY IN EUROPE

United state footballers normally are not the first people to jump at any opportunity to ply their trade away from home. This has resulted in very few American football stars making a huge impact on the biggest leagues in the world.


Despite this fact, there are still a decent amount of US internationals who have decided to make the jump and made a solid impact on their respective leagues.
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