Landon Donovan spent over 12 seasons performing in the MLS and his impact in the team was hard to deny as the American attacker managed to score 144 goals and create 136 assists. He also went on earning 6 MLS Cups along the way during his time as a player of the American League.
Even though he retired a few weeks ago, his name will be remembered for the years to come by many fans and players in MLS as the player is regarded to be the greatest one to ever come out of United States.
His name is going to stick for eternity now that it has been revealed that the Most Valuable Player award for the MLS is going to be switched to his name. It will be something like the Puskas Award which is given to the player who manages to score the most beautiful or impressive goal of the entire year but the name is in honor to FerencPuskas who used to play for Real Madrid.
For everything that Donovan has accomplished in the MLS, the name of the MVP award is going to be switched as a way to remember what he made did during his playing career.
“As a child, soccer was merely an outlet for me a way to express myself. To have this prestigious award named after me is truly unimaginable. Thank you to Commissioner Garber, Major League Soccer and all of the people that have supported me along the way. I am extremely humbled by and proud of this honor.I will try to live my life in a way that is worthy of having a MVP award named after you.”Donovan said as he expressed what it means to him having his name in the most important individual award which is awarded to a player.