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Landon Donovan is teaming with Clint Dempsey again at a World Cup. The pair, who share the American record of 57 international goals, will work for Fox at this year’s tournament in Qatar. Donovan is paired with Ian Darke on one of five play-by-play teams. He joins Dempsey, hired last spring as a studio analyst. Fox announced Tuesday that the shifted World Cup opener between Qatar and Ecuador on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. EST will be televised on its FS1 cable network. The main Fox network has the “NFL Kickoff” pregame show at that time ahead of games that start at 1 p.m. EST.

The main network had been scheduled to broadcast the original opener, Senegal vs. Netherlands, at 5 a.m. EST on Nov. 21, but FIFA decided in August to start a day earlier. As a result, the main Fox network will televise 34 of the 64 matches, one fewer than the original broadcast schedule announced in April. Commentators will call all matches from stadiums in Qatar. Four years ago in Russia, Fox called 33 matches onsite, including all but one during the knockout rounds. Keep Reading


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.

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 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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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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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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Donovan Revealed Leon Pushed For Him

US soccer legend Landon Donovan shocked many when he opted to return to the game despite announcing his retirement after leaving Los Angeles Galaxy. He returned in January to join a Mexican top flight team Leon. He agreed to play for them until the end of the current season.

Recently the player gave an interview explaining how Leon were able to get him to overturn his retirement plans. He explained that he was at home and was happy with retirement when his agent called him. Richard Motzkin asked if he wanted to remotely return to the game but he straight out denied. Keep Reading


The 34-year-old midfielder came out of retirement to help the LA Galaxy in 2016, but he will now close the door on his storied playing career.

Landon Donovan is once again retiring from soccer after returning to the LA Galaxy for the final stretch of the 2016 MLS season.
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