As always, Landon Donovan proves to have impeccable timing.
Just 72 hours after Jurgen Klinsmann announced the exclusion of the LA Galaxy star from the U.S. Men’s National Team, Donovan did something he hasn’t been able to do in seven months of league play — score a goal.
It wasn’t just any goal, of course; it was one for the record books.
Robbie Keane found his Galaxy teammate streaking to the far post, sending a perfect feed across the box. Donovan did the rest, tapping in the ball past Zach MacMath to double the Galaxy’s lead over Philadelphia.
The goal is Donovan’s 135th in MLS, surpassing Jeff Cunningham’s record of 134 goals to become the league’s all-time leading scorer.
He would add to that tally in the 81st minute, with Keane once again serving Donovan up to increase his total to 136.
Here is Donovan, making history: