Landon Donovan impressed by the play of Colorado Rapids youngster Dillon Serna

20 August 7:20 am

Landon Donovan impressed by the play of Colorado Rapids youngster Dillon Serna

By Adam Serrano

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Landon Donovan is hanging up his boots at season’s end, but the long time U.S. international knows that MLS is in safe hands because of players like Colorado Rapids youngster Dillon Serna.

A favorite in youth soccer circles, Serna has enjoyed a strong first full season in MLS with three goals and three assists in 20 appearances for the Rapids. Serna's finest strike came in last Sunday’s 4-2 defeat to D.C. United when the 20-year-old launched a 35-yard volley that sailed into the back of the United net.

Even though the U.S. Under-20 midfielder may not be old enough to drink, he has a fan in Donovan.

“He’s done well. It’s exciting for this league to have all sorts of young Homegrown Players do well,” Donovan told LA Galaxy Insider. “That’s the future of this league in my opinion and to see another one like him do well is very good. It’s very early for him and he still has a lot to prove, but he has done well.”