LA Galaxy Captain Landon Donovan Called Up to U.S. National Team
CARSON, Calif. (Sunday, August 12, 2012) – LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan has been named to the U.S. National Team roster for their upcoming friendly against Mexico. Donovan, the all-time leading goal scorer for the U.S. with 49 goals in 143 appearances, was one of 22 players named to the squad by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. He will travel to Mexico City following his LA’s game against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center tonight, a game that kicks off at 8 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
The U.S. will face Mexico on Wednesday, August 15 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, Mexico. That game will kick off at 5 p.m. (PT) and will be shown live on ESPN2 and Univision. As a result of his inclusion in the U.S. squad for that game, Donovan will miss the Galaxy game at Columbus, which will be played the same day with kickoff scheduled for 4 p.m. (PT) on the NBC Sports Network.
In 17 career appearances against Mexico, Donovan has scored five goals, including one on his international debut at the L.A. Coliseum in October 2000. Donovan also scored against Mexico in the Round of 16 at the 2002 FIFA World Cup as well as in the 2007 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals as well as in a friendly in February 2007.
Following Wednesday’s game against the Crew, the Galaxy return to The Home Depot Center for a stretch of three straight home games to close out the month of August. That stretch starts on Thursday, August 23 when the club hosts Isidro Metapan in their first game of the 2012-13 CONCACAF Champions League. That game will be followed by an MLS regular season game against FC Dallas on Sunday, August 26 and then another Champions League game against the Puerto Rico Islanders on Wednesday, August 29. CCL TICKETS | MLS TICKETS | SCHEDULE