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If Donovan is wise, his stay in MLS will be brief.

Differing perceptions of Donovan transfer cloud deal's outcome.

San Jose nabs Donovan in complex loan deal with Bayer Leverkusen.

Four-way negotiations for Donovan transfer continue without any immediate resolution.

Nike intervention heats up talks for Donovan move home to States.

Donovan scores, Hejduk is strong in back, but Bayer falls 2-1 to U-21s.

Kaiserslautern said to acquire Donovan while McBride is cleared for return to Preston N.E.

Donovan ponders his future with Leverkusen, U.S. training invitation.

American kids are all right; Donovan, Wolff tally to beat Mexico 2-0.

Donovan scores four in German training match.

Keller, Friedel could be changing addresses; Donovan stands out.

Donovan impresses with Leverkusen reserves, may be destined for full squad.

Donovan penalty kick in 88th minute is enough for 1-1 with Poland in world championships.

Thompson, Donovan lead second-half comeback to defeat New Zealand 2-1 in world championships.

Donovan, Bocanegra score as U.S. beats Canada 2-1 for bronze medal.

Donovan sets sights high as budding star of American program.

Donovan, Beasley pace 3-0 rout of Honduras; Americans must now beat Jamaica.

Donovan’s late goal provides Americans 2-2 tie with Costa Rica.

Mother denies Donovan has signed with Bayer.

U.S. soccer FORWARD
Landon Donovan
Height: 5-8.
Weight: 148.
Born: March 4, 1982.
Hometown: Redlands, California.
Club: Bayer Leverkusen (Germany). Club: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

China         Jan 27   2-1    1   1    90   0   1   1   0   0
Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0
Brazil         Mar 3   1-2    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0

Total                         3   3   270   0   1   1   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-0-0 1/1 1 1 3
2001 1-2-0 3/3 0 1 1
Total 2-2-0 4/4 2 3 5
U-23 National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
2000 - 15/6 9 1 19
Total - 15/6 9 1 19
U-17 National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1998 - 27/- 23 12 58
1999 - 14/- 12 3 27
Total - 41/- 35 16 86
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-2-1 4/0 1 0 2
Total 1-2-1 4/0 1 0 2
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1999 Bayer Leverkusen (German Bundesliga) - - - -
Total - - - -

National Team: At the age of 17 he was the third youngest player to ever be called into a U.S. Men's National Team training camp for the USA-Argentina match on June 13, 1999 ... Was called in for the U.S. Men's National Team game vs. Argentina on June 13, 1999, but did not make an appearance in the game ... First Appearance: Oct. 25, 2000, vs. Mexico ... First Goal: Oct. 25, 2000, vs. Mexico.

Under-23: Has appeared in 9 of 11 overall games for the U-20s in 2000, starting five ... Has a whopping six goals and one assist in those nine games ... Scoring two clinching goals in the crucial 4-0 win over Guatemala to earn a berth in Sydney ... Also notched a clincher in a 3-1 win over the Armenia Men's National Team on Jan. 16, 2000 ... Helped the U-23 team to a bronze medal by appearing in all six matches, starting four ... His first U-23 goal was the game winner to beat Canada 2-1 in the bronze medal game on August 6, 1999 ... Made his U-23 debut in a 7-0 route at the hands of a very experienced Brazil team in Brasilia on April 7, 1999 ... Scored his first U-23 international goal, which was also the game-winner, against Canada on August 6, 1999 at the Pan Am Games giving the U.S. team a bronze medal ... Under-17: Finished his U-17 career with 35 goals and 16 assists in 41 international appearances, including 12 goals and 3 assist in just 14 caps in 1999 ... Earned the Gold Ball as the tournament's most valuable player after leading the U-17s to fourth place at the 1999 FIFA U-17 Youth World Championship in New Zealand ... Scored three goals in the tournament, including the game-winning goal in the opening 2-1 win over host New Zealand (Nov. 10), the game-tying goal in a 1-1 tie with Poland (Nov. 13) and the opening goal in a 2-2 semifinal draw with Australia (Nov. 24) ... Led all goal scorers with four goals at the ‘99 CONCACAF Group B Qualifying Tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica ... Found the back of the net twice in the USA's historic 4-3 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Feb. 4, 1999 ... The USA's most potent finisher, he led the U-17s in goals (23), assists (13) and international appearances (27) in ‘98 ... Scored his first international goal on in his international debut with the U-17s on Feb. 13, 1998 2-1 loss to Mexico ... Has had three games out of four in '99 where he has scored two or more goals ... The U-17s are 10-0-2 when he scores two or more goals in a match ... Finished first in the beep test while training with the U-20s and U-23s in January '99.

Professional: Signed a deal with German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen in Feb. 1999, becoming one of the youngest players in U.S. Soccer history to sign a professional contract overseas ... Currently competes on the reserve team with fellow U-23 John Thorrington, but is challenging for a first team spot for the upcoming 2000-01 season.

High School: Named to the 1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American Team ... Also earned a 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American selection ... Transferred to Redlands East Valley High School in 1998, where he tallied 16 goals ... Named the League Most Valuable Player in 1997, scoring 17 goals.

Personal: Was featured in Sports Illustrated in May, 2000 ... Has a twin sister named Tristan, who he is extremely close with ... His father, Tim, played semi-pro hockey ... Is a sports video games enthusiast ... Favorite city is Buenos Aires, Argentina ... Learned to play soccer with the help of his older brother, Josh ... Full name is Landon Timothy Donovan.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? Undescribable. You do not understand until you experience it.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Roberto Baggio.
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? That we're going to win it.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Leaving home.
(5) Most memorable soccer moment? Scoring two goals in the USA's 4-3 historic win over Argentina.
(6) Person you admire the most? My brother and sister.
(7) Aspirations in soccer? Next Olympic and World Cup Teams.
(8) Strongest trait? Vision, self-Discipline and generosity.

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