Club Team: LA Galaxy (USA)
5’ 8’’ | 160 lbs
He’s the top scorer in U.S. history, and a total beast when it comes to busting apart seemingly unbreakable lines of defense. California native Landon Donovan has seen three World Cups already, and though he will be 32 when Rio de Janeiro rolls around, he’ll likely be the forward ace of Team USA’s World Cup starting lineup. Donovan plays a withdrawn forward, and occasionally steps up to play attacking outside midfield. He’s one of Team USA’s most levelheaded players on the field and creates valuable scoring opportunities that often result in assisted goals. Though he’s recovering from a hamstring strain during an August 15th friendly match against Mexico, under the guidance of fitness coaches, he’s expected back on the field in a matter of a few weeks.
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