The club confirmed that the former US men’s team star will be the second legend immortalized outside of Dignity Health Sports Park
The LA Galaxy announced Tuesday that Landon Donovan would become the second club legend to be honored with a statue outside their home stadium, Dignity Health Sports Park.
Donovan, who is currently coaching San Diego Loyal in the USL, will be immortalized outside the stadium along with David Beckham. The owner of Inter Miami will see his statue unveiled in 2019.
The unveiling of the former star of the US men’s national team will take place on October 3, when he will also be inducted into the club’s ring of honor.
What would be said?
“When I was growing up, I could never have imagined being honored with a statue. It’s a very special feeling that I’m incredibly proud of, ”said Donovan. “I’ve spent some of the most formative years of my life with the Galaxy and the club’s fans are part of my family. I am proud to be able to share such a moment with you. “
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 US men’s national team. Landon has helped our club win four MLS Cup titles and set numerous records for both club and country. He was instrumental in establishing LA Galaxy as the most iconic and successful club in the league. We look forward to welcoming him back home on this special occasion. “
Donovan’s Galaxy career
Donovan is one of the greats in American football, and is viewed by many as the greatest player in USMNT history.
He is arguably the best who has ever played in MLS, having won four MLS Cup titles (2005, 2011, 2012, 2014), two Supporters’ Shields (2010, 2011) and one US during his time Open Cup (2005) won Galaxis.
Donovan also delivered a team record of 113 goals and 107 assists in 253 regular season games played for the Galaxy while also becoming the club’s all-time playoff leader in terms of games played, starts, goals and assists.
Prior to Galaxy, Donovan also won two MLS Cup titles with the San Jose Earthquakes, during his career with 136 regular season goals, regular season goals with 145 and playoff goals with 25. ended as leaders and playoff assists with 15.
The award, which was recognized twice as Most Valuable Player, was renamed Landon Donovan MVP in 2015.
Who else is in the galaxy’s ring of honor?
With the appointment to the Ring of Honor of the Galaxy, Donovan joins the club’s legendary status along with greats like Beckham, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Doug Hamilton and Cobi Jones.