Los Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan was the star man as the United States of America cruised into the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup this weekend and his performances for the national team has had a very unexpected result with Don Garber, the commissioner of the Major League Soccer adding his name to the All Star team of the MLS.
This is the 13th consecutive time that the Los Angeles Galaxy star finds him in the MLS All Star team, which is a record that seems very unlikely to be broken in the foreseeable future. Donovan was left out of the original team that was announced but after team mate Robbie Keane sustained a hip flexor injury playing for the Galaxy against the Vancouver Whitecaps, Landon Donovan finds himself in the thick of things once again.
Donovan has three goals as well as six assists to his name in the 13 games he has played for Los Angeles Galaxy so far this season and alongside David Beckham, was the star performer as the team lifted the MLS Cup last season in what was the Englishman’s final season of his American adventure.
He surpassed all those numbers in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, however, scoring five goals and helping seven more in assists during the tournament as he led the team into the final where they will play Panama on Sunday and are hot favorites to win the title.
Landon Donovan, who has had a brief spell on loan at Premier League giants Everton, will team up with the MLS All Stars as they get ready to take on the Italian giants AS Roma on the 31st of July, just a day before Galaxy are scheduled to open the International Champions Cup against the mighty Real Madrid in Phoenix in Arizona.