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06 June 1:30 pm

Landon Donovan addressed the 2014 FIFA World Cup, his snub from the U.S. National Team and his viewing plans for the tournament in an interview with the Dan Patrick Show on Friday. 

In a brief interview with Patrick, Donovan says that he's gotten over not being named to the USMNT's 23-man squad for Brazil, he's ready if called upon for the 2014 FIFA World Cup if there was an injury. However if he does not go,  he's still deciding where to watch the games if he's in Southern California. 

"Part of me wants to sit on my couch and just sit there and let the emotions go one way or the other so I'm not around anyone," Donovan said to Patrick. "Part of me wants to go sit at a bar and have a few beers and watch with local soccer fans and experience it all that way. So I don't know, it'll probably be a game-time decision."

Maybe you'll see Donovan at the LA Galaxy's Watch Parties?

 

05 June 10:34 am

Time Warner Cable Deportes provides some of the best LA Galaxy content around and they offered yet another interesting look inside the club with their latest piece "Confesiones de Landon Donovan" or Confessions of Landon Donovan."

In the brief video, Donovan answers a number of questions from his favorite goal (2010 vs. Algeria), his favorite Superhero (Captain America) and a host of other questions. The video is in Spanish, but you should have no trouble understanding when Donovan confesses his love for the R&B group Boyz II Men.

Watch it here

04 June 8:29 am

Walk around StubHub Center on a game day and you'll see tons of Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and Omar Gonzalez jerseys, and it's no surprise that their popularity is translating nationally. 

On Wednesday, MLS announced their top 15 best-selling jerseys of 2014 and the LA Galaxy's Designated Player trio were among the most popular. Landon Donovan was the highest ranked Galaxy player at No. 2, Robbie Keane checked in at No. 6 while Omar Gonzalez's kit is the eighth best selling jersey of 2014 so far. Seattle Sounders FC forward and U.S. National Team forward Clint Dempsey topped the MLS best-seller list. 

The rankings are based on sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSgear.com and MLSGearCanada.com since the outset of the 2014 MLS regular season. 

The complete list can be found here

03 June 4:02 pm

In this interesting Vine illustration, check out this representation of Landon Donovan's World Cup goal against Algeria. 

Watch it below.

28 May 4:48 pm

In the latest trailer of ESPN's "Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil," USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann tells ESPN's Roger Bennett about the formation of his 23-man squad and the controversial decision to drop longtime international Landon Donovan.

Check it out below.

27 May 4:00 pm

The stellar performances of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane against the Philadelphia Union earned the LA Galaxy strikers a place on MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week.

Donovan, who tallied two goals – including the record breaking goal No. 135 that cemented him as MLS regular season goal king – in the victory was also named as MLS’ Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters. Keane notched a goal and two assists in the victory to bring his scoring total to seven goals and three assists in the 2014 MLS regular season.

In addition to the Galaxy strikers, Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena was named as the coach for MLSsoccer.com’s Team of the Week squad.

26 May 2:09 pm

Everyone been rushing to honor Landon Donovan's record-breaking 135th -- and 136th -- MLS Regular Season goal, but my personal favorite is this animation by Howler Magazine.

The graphic depicts Donovan's trademark penalty kick style and celebrates his new record.

Check it out below.

Landon 135

25 May 9:48 pm

Landon Donovan has suffered through a difficult week, but the U.S. Soccer legend would not allow it to take it down. 

Days after being excluded from the U.S. National Team's 23-man roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Donovan scored two goals to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union as he took sole possession of the MLS all-time regular season goal scoring record. 

In my latest piece for LAGalaxy.com, Landon Donovan talks about the exhausting week and the emotion that comes with breaking the MLS all-time regular season goal scoring record

But the most telling quote during Donovan's press conference was his thoughts on bouncing back from adversity. 

“There’s some things in life you can’t control I’ve said that to you guys a lot of times. There’s a lot of things in life you can’t control. What you can control is how you react and by no means am I going to let one decision that went against me affect me going forward,” said Donovan. “I say that to our young kids all the time, if you make a mistake don’t let that mistake take you out of the rest of the game for the next two weeks for the next two months. You have to get on with it. That’s behind you and that’s living in the past.

 It wasn’t easy for me to do that today. My mind was racing all over the place but fortunately I spent a lot of time practicing with how to deal with stuff like that,” Donovan added. “Meditation helps a lot and getting me back to the moment. And getting me present so that you are just here and don’t worry about what’s happened or what’s going to happen and I was really proud of myself for that because it would have been easy to make an excuse today.”

Video of Donovan's curtain call earlier on Sunday is below.

25 May 9:25 am

CARSON, Calif. -- In the latest edition of "What to Watch For" sponsored by C.J. Wilson Mazda, Cobi Jones and Joe Tutino break down LA's match against the Philadelphia Union

Check it out below.

24 May 3:24 pm

In the latest edition of LAGalaxy.com's By the Numbers, we look at LA's match against the Philadelphia Union.

Check it out below.