Donovan Coaches the U-16s

Landon Donovan might have retired from the field but he has taken on the coaching and mentoring stance as he is currently involved with the national team of U-16s of the US. The team is on a training camp for five days and one of the special members is Landon who is acting as a coach of East squad. The camp brings about 59 players from the main regions of US soccer spanning west, central and east. They are playing the youth squads as well as intra-squad games.

Donovan is a celebrity here, more so after the MLS MVP award was named in his honor. He has about 136 assists and 144 goals for his playing career. He was also associated with the San Jose earthquake team and with Galaxy. As per his position with the national team of US men, he stood second on the caps list of all time that included 157 players. He tied in position with Dempsey when it came to goals and behind the achievements of Cobi Jones. He has since then dabbled in coaching for the youth as he led the homegrown team of MLS in the years 2015, 2016.

He was born native to Ontario in California and started his professional career in the year 1999. He signed on with the Bundesliga’s team Bayer in the same year and when overseas he made about 28 appearances as well as scored a total of nine goals. He recorded a total of seven goals in the year 2001 and his highest achievement was in 2003 when he won 12 goals in total. Here he also won the MVP honors of MLS Cup. He is also remembered for leading the US men’s national team in terms of goals and the number of assists he did which holds the second position in US history.

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