Landon Donovan adds another accolade to his career
PORTLAND, ORE – Landon Donovan has added yet another accolade to his already illustrious career.
Donovan gets 100th career assist
In the 28th minute of the LA Galaxy’s 5-3 win over the Portland Timbers on Saturday, Donovan tallied his 100th career MLS assist with his role in set up of Robbie Keane’s first goal of the night.
Donovan’s assist came just a minute after scoring a goal of his own as Donovan beat out defender David Horst and went blazing down the right flank alone. With acres of space, the Galaxy captain coolly dished a pass that Robbie Keane easily tapped in for the club’s third goal of the night.
With the assist, Donovan joined D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno as the only players in MLS history to score 100 goals and tally 100 assists. The 30-year-old now has 122 goals and 100 assists in 272 games and is in striking distance of both career records. Donovan is just 12 goals back of Jeff Cunningham for the league’s all-time goal scoring record of 134 goals and 35 from Steve Ralston’s all-time assist mark of 135 assists.
Following his latest distinction, the ever-humble Donovan was quick to thank his teammates for their role in the accomplishment.
“It’s cool,” said Donovan of his 100th career assist. “When you’re playing with guys like Robbie and David that are playing well then it makes it a lot easier so I’m happy.”