Landon Donovan earns title of most searched soccer player on Google in 2013

17 December 3:00 pm

Landon Donovan earns title of most searched soccer player on Google in 2013

By Adam Serrano

Landon Donovan is king of the internet, well, kind of.

Donovan finished at the top of a list of the 10 most searched soccer players by Americans on Google in 2013. The LA Galaxy forward was a hot topic throughout the year for American soccer fans whether it was his early season break from soccer, his resurgence at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a multi-year contract extension with the Galaxy or his end of the year explosion on social media. Add it all together and there’s little surprise that he finished on top of this list of U.S. based searches.

Four MLS teams were among the top soccer clubs searched in 2013:  Portland Timbers (No. 4), Philadelphia Union (No. 5), Real Salt Lake (No. 6), FC Dallas (No. 7), Columbus Crew (No. 9), and Houston Dynamo (No. 10)