The club has confirmed that the former star of the American men’s team will be the second legend to be immortalized outside Dignity Health Sports Park
The LA Galaxy announced on Tuesday that Landon Donovan will become the second club legend to be honored with a statue outside their home stadium, Dignity Health Sports Park.
Donovan, who currently coaches San Diego Loyal at the USL, will be immortalized outside the stadium with David Beckham, while the owner of Inter Miami sees his statue unveiled in 2019.
The unveiling of the former American men’s star will take place on October 3, when he will also be inducted into the club’s honor ring.
What was said?
“If I had grown up, I would never have thought I would be honored with a statue. It is a very special feeling that I am incredibly proud of, ”said Donovan. ‘I spent some of the most formative years of my life with the Galaxy, and the club’s fans are part of my family. I’m proud to share a moment like this with them. ”
Chris Klein, President of Galaxy, added: ‘We look forward to honoring one of the most influential players in the history of LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer and the American men’s national team. Landon helped our club claim four MLS Cup titles and set numerous records for both club and country. He played a crucial role in establishing the LA Galaxy as the most iconic and successful club in the league. We are excited to welcome him back for this special occasion. ”
Donovan’s Galaxy career
Donovan is one of the finest in American football, with many considering him the greatest player in USMNT history.
He is also probably the best who has ever played in MLS, having won four MLS Cup titles (2005, 2011, 2012, 2014), two fan screens (2010, 2011) and an American Open Cup (2005). during his time with the Galaxy.
Donovan also played a team record of 113 goals and 107 assists in 253 games in the regular season for the Galaxy, while becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer in games, starts, goals and assists.
Prior to his time at the Galaxy, Donovan also won two MLS Cup titles with the San Jose Earthquakes, while his career ended with him leading the league in regular season assists with 136 goals in the regular season with 145 goals. with 25 and playoff help with 15.
The award was a two-time player with the highest value and was renamed the 2015 Landon Donovan MVP.
Who else is in the Galaxy’s Ring of Honor?
By having the name of the Galaxy’s Ring of Honor, Donovan joins Beckham, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Doug Hamilton and Cobi Jones to achieve legendary status at the club.