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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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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After weeks of speculation about his next move, Javier Hernandez finally joins LA Galaxy.

Not even a son of the soil like Landon Donovan got celebrated like this when he joined LA Galaxy

The MLS Franchise move has now set up Chicharito against his Mexican teammate: Carlos Vela. Vela moved to MLS after spending much of his career at England and Spain but the strides he has made since moving to the franchise remains one of the most noteworthy by any player not to talk of a Mexican
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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.
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Chelsea had a nightmare start to the season losing by 4-0 at Old Trafford which showed the extent of the problems currently facing new manager Frank Lampard. One player whose performance fell under the radar was Christian Pulisic.

The USA international was brought on with the scores at 1-0 but was unable to influence the game as United scored three more goals. After the game, the former Borussia Dortmund ace was trending on Twitter with some fans claiming that he is overhyped.
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USA legend Landon Donovan is football royalty with his achievements during his club and national team career. The 36-year-old made a surprise decision to play indoor football with the San Diego Sockers of the MASL in January and had a successful stint with the club.

The club went on an astonishing run of 23 straight wins before suffering a last-minute defeat in overtime to the Monterrey flash in the Western Conference finals.  Speaking after the game Donovan decline talks of him coming back to the league in the future.
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Atlanta United endured their second defeat in a week in the CONCACAF Champions League as they fell to a 3-0 defeat to Mexico outfit CF Monterrey on Wednesday. The defending MLS Cup champions had gone to the game on the back of an opening day MLS defeat at DC United and never looked like winning.

The match played inside a fiery atmosphere at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Guadalupe saw the Mexicans on the front foot early on. Monterrey sprung up the traps early and put Atlanta’s defence under heavy pressure in the first 10 minutes of the game.
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American soccer legend Landon Donovan says he supports the possibility of introducing more MLS-Liga MX games. Heopines that potential North American league that features football clubs from both the United States and Mexico would be of great benefits for the sport in both countries.

Speaking to ESPN Deportes, Donovan said, “For me it is logical, because they are the best leagues in North America, they have the biggest players, if we want to compete better with Europe and parts of South America, I think it is important”.
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Former LA Galaxy forward, Landon Donovan has expressed his opinion the possibility of introducing more MLS-Liga MX games.

Donovan said he is of the opinion that a potential North American league that features football clubs from both the United States and Mexico would be of great benefits for the sport in both countries.
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Interview With Landon Donovan On World Cup 2018

Landon Donovan has played thrice in World Cups for USMNT (U.S. Men’s National Team) and had a fantastic career in the club for almost 2 decades in 4 countries. He was the winner of 6 MLS Cups and earned several other accolades. He continues playing soccer as a Club Leon’s member in Liga MX after his retirement as USMNT member. During an interview with Donovan, he was asked a few questions and the same has been discussed below.

His first thoughts on World Cup 2018 were asked upon which he said that the World Cup is different for him mainly due to two factors. The first one is that this time U.S is not there which he is not too happy about as it has always been there in the World Cup. And secondly, it is for the first time after 1998 that he had an opportunity to watch the World Cup match like a fan instead of a player.
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