Landon Donovan closing in on best all-time single season assist mark

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan has cemented his place as the league’s all-time assist king by pulling level with New England Revolution mainstay Steve Ralston’s record of 135 career assists, but he also has a chance to have one of the best assist seasons in league history.

Donovan has tallied a league-leading 18 assists which is the highest total in seven seasons. With one more assist this season; Donovan will not only take sole possession of the record, but also tie five other players who tallied a total of 19 helpers in a single season.

Even if Donovan can take sole possession of the second highest single season assist total, it’ll be a stretch for him to catch Valderrama’s top mark of 26 assists in the 2006.

A complete table of Donovan's pursuit is below. 

Rank

Player

Assists
1st

Carlos Valderrama (Tampa Bay Mutiny, 2000)

26

T-2nd

Marco Etcheverry (DC United 1996 & DC United, 1998)

19

T-2nd

Guillermo Barros Schelotto (Columbus Crew, 2008)

19

T-2nd

Steve Ralston (New England Revolution, 2002)

19

T-2nd

Carlos Valderrama (Tampa Bay Mutiny, 1999)

19

3rd

Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy, 2014)

18

 

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