World Cup 2010 Player, Landon Donovan: Facts About US Team Soccer Forward, Landon Donovan

Facts about World Cup 2010 player, Landon Donovan, for the US soccer team. Learn fun facts about Landon Donovan, who appears in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 2010 soccer player, Landon Donovan, is the U.S. team's phenomenon at this year's South African games.  His accomplishments are global and impressive as being a score leader in the sport.  The soccer forward will shine bright at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and here are some fun facts about Landon Donovan to learn more about as the world's most watched sport gets underway.

World Cup 2010 Player, Landon Donovan Facts

  • Born March 4, 1982
  • Birthplace is Ontario, California
  • Hometown is Redlands, California
  • Donovan was featured the May 2000 issue of Sports Illustrated.
  • His father played semi-pro hockey.
  • His twin sister is named Tristan and they are very close.
  • The World Cup player was named in the 1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American Team
  • He tallied 16 goals at Redlands East Valley High School.
  • He scored 17 goals in 1997, naming him League Most Valuable Player
  • Landon Donovan loves sports video games (shocker!).
  • The soccer players's favorite city is Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • His older brother, Josh helped him learn to play soccer.
  • The World Cup 2010 player's full name is Landon Timothy Donovan.
  • Donovan's most admired soccer player is Roberto Baggio.
  • Landon Donovan says his biggest sacrifice was leaving home.
  • Donovan's most memorable moment was scoring two USA goals in the 4-3 win over Argentina.
  • He admires his brother and sister most.
  • The next Olympic and World Cup Teams are his aspirations.  He's at the 2010 FIFA World Cup now!
  • Donovan describes self-discipline, vision, and generosity as his strongest traits.

World Cup 2010 Player, Landon Donovan Facts

Additionally, Landon Donovan became one of the youngest U.S. players in history in 1999 to sign a professional contract overseas with German Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.  He's an athletic five-foot-eight and weighs 158 pounds.  Donovan's player number in the 2010 World Cup games is 10. 

The U.S. soccer team is sure to win big at the FIFA World Cup 2010 with Landon Donovan as one of their forwards.  For June, the U.S. will match with England the 12th in South Africa at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium and go against Slovania on the 18th at Ellis Park, and competing with Algeria the 23rd at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

These facts about Landon Donovan are just a glimpse into the type of athlete the U.S. soccer team has.  With his determination to win and fortitude as a world-class soccer player, Donovan will see to it his U.S. team plays strong and wins big at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Washington Post


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