Landon Donovan's best 11 US Soccer moments
Oct. 25, 2000
An 18-year-old Donovan notches a goal and assist in his debut with the U.S. men’s national team, a 2-0 win over Mexico.
2002 World Cup
Made his World Cup debut as a 20-year-old at the 2002 World Cup, where he would go on to be named Best Young Player of the tournament while helping the U.S. to the quarterfinals.
July 19, 2003
Becomes fourth U.S. player to score four goals in a match in a 5-0 rout of Cuba.
April 11, 2006
Becomes the U.S. all-time assists leader in a 1-1 draw with Jamaica, passing Cobi Jones.
2006 World Cup
Played in his second World Cup at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, starting all three matches for the U.S.
2007 Gold Cup
Named to the Best XI while leading the U.S. to the 2007 Gold Cup title, scoring four goals in the tournament. Also tied a U.S. record with nine goals over the course of 2007.
Jan. 19, 2008
Became the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. when he converted a penalty kick against Sweden at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
June 8, 2008
Became the fourth-youngest player in history to reach 100 caps in a scoreless draw with Argentina at Giants Stadium, doing so at just 26 years of age.
2009 Confederations Cup
Captained the U.S. in the group stage of the 2009 Confederations Cup, where the U.S. made a stunning and memorable run to the final.
June 23, 2010
Scored arguably the most famous goal in U.S. Soccer history, the lone goal in the dying seconds of a 1-0 win over Algeria in the United States’ final group stage game of the 2010 World Cup. The goal brought the U.S. from the brink of elimination to instead winning their group.
July 5, 2013
Becomes the first U.S. player ever to score 50 international goals after a brace in a friendly against Guatemala. Four days later, became the first U.S. player to hit 50 goals and 50 assists in a 6-1 Gold Cup victory over Belize.