Donovan named Fútbol de Primera's Player of Year

US forward easily tops ballot to win award for record 7th time

Landon Donovan celebrates.

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The awards keep rolling in for the LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan, who on Wednesday was named the 2010 Player of the Year by Fútbol de Primera for the fourth straight year and a record seventh time overall.

Chosen as the US’ top player by a panel consisting of nearly 200 journalists across the country, Donovan easily finished atop the ballot with 403 points. Following him in the poll were Michael Bradley with 169 points and Clint Dempsey with 157 points.

The US forward’s performance in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, in which he scored a dramatic last-minute goal against Algeria to push the US into the second round, practically sealed the award for him.

Donovan first won the award in 2002, becoming the youngest player to receive the said accolade. He added onto his trophy case in 2003, 2004, and from 2007-2010.

Fútbol de Primera is the official and exclusive US radio broadcaster of all FIFA events, including the 2011 Gold Cup and the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

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