U.S. Soccer presents Landon Donovan with a framed jersey representing all 19 jerseys wore in national team career
Landon Donovan donned the U.S. National Team kit for a final time on Friday in the U.S. National Team's 1-1 draw with Ecuador and U.S. Soccer made sure that their greatest player ever left with a truly meaningful parting gift.
Prior to the match with Ecuador, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati presented Donovan with a jersey made up of all 19 jerseys that Donovan wore during his career with the USMNT. The jersey was placed on a wooden frame that included the engraved names of all of Donovan's teammates from his 157 appearances with the national team.
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— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) October 10, 2014
Omar Gonzalez is heading back to the LA Galaxy.
U.S. Soccer announced a reshuffling of their roster ahead of their match against Honduras on Oct. 14 that will see Gonzalez and five other players -- including LA forward Landon Donoavn -- will be rejoining their clubs while six players (including Seattle Sounders FC captain Clint Dempsey) join the national team set up. Gonzalez made a brief second half cameo appearance in the USMNT's 1-1 draw with Ecuador on Friday evening in Connecticut.
The change in status means that Gonzalez will be available for selection for the LA Galaxy when they take on FC Dallas on Sunday.
Robbie Keane scored a hat trick within 18 minutes as the Republic of Ireland destroyed minnows Gibraltar, 7-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin.
Keane's three goals brings his international goals tally to 65 and also means that the Galaxy captain is now the top scorer in European Championship qualifying history.
Remember, Keane is magic.
— Dan Leydon (@danleydon) October 11, 2014
In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's What to Watch For, we preview the LA Galaxy's upcoming match with FC Dallas.
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CARSON, Calif. -- The battered LA Galaxy defense will welcome back outside back Dan Gargan ahead of their match with FC Dallas after a left sprained ankle forced the veteran defender from LA's victory over Toronto FC last week.
Gargan has participated in full training since Thursay and LA head coach Bruce Arena told reporters that the defender was in "fine" condition after missing out on the Toronto victory. The 31-year-old suffered the injury after a late challenge by New York Red Bulls defender Jamison Olave on Sept. 28.
A healthy Gargan could be a major boost for the Galaxy as Robbie Rogers (hamstring injury) and Omar Gonzalez (international duty) are doubts for the match against FC Dallas.
"My recovery is coming along...I feel good. It's [Bruce's] decision on whether or not to put me back in the lineup, but we'll see how it reacts," said Gargan. "But if I'm playing then I'd feel like I can go 90 minutes. We'll see how it goes."