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Video: Landon Donovan's goals

I stumbled upon this on Youtube this morning.....

Every international goal scored by Landon Donovan, starting with his finish against Mexico in a 2000 friendly. His totals each year:

2000 -- 1 (one appearance)
2001 -- 0 (8)
2002 -- 6 (20)
2003 -- 7 (15)
2004 -- 5 (14)
2005 -- 6 (15)
2006 -- 0 (11)
2007 -- 9 (12)
2008 -- 3 (9)
2009 -- 5 (15)
Totals -- 42 (120)

Which goal is your favorite?

By Steve Goff  |  February 9, 2010; 11:16 AM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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His goal vs. Mexico in the '02 WC is by FAR my favorite

Posted by: mmathai | February 9, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Love the one against Mexico in the 2002 WC, and the Brazil one is sweet also. More about who we were playing and importance of the game than quality of the goals.

Posted by: RetiredShark | February 9, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

The guy has rounded some keepers, hasn't he? Gotta go w/ the Brazil goal, partly for the level of competition, partly for the sweet touch that set up the shot.

Posted by: glfrazier | February 9, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

No question, it was the header v. Mexico in WC 2002. Donovan almost always shows well against Mexico.

Posted by: schmuckatelli | February 9, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Some very good goals in there but have to agree with mmathai and RetiredShark. The one against Mexico in the 2002 WC gets me giddy every time I see it.

Posted by: gasdorian | February 9, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

My favorite was the PK at 1:46, or the PK at 2:51, or the PK at 5:02, or the PK at 6:23, or the PK at...

Not saying Landon isn't a great player, but 11 of the 42 are PKs. Not sure those should even count toward someone's goal total.

Posted by: LUA13 | February 9, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

His first goal against Mexico under Bob Bradley, how he just raped Marquez and the other defender and then Oswaldo to rifle it home.

Of course, still love the Brazil goal, and that laser against Ecuador.

Watching this again, he's without a doubt the best. Just is. Dempsey is going to have to be far more consistent to compete.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | February 9, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Goal #27 on the reel for me. I love the way he taunts the player. Honorable mention for #41 & #42.

Posted by: dculoyal | February 9, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

PK's should definitely count towards the goal total - it's a skill and it is essential that a team has someone they are confident in to take those kicks. While the odds are clearly in your favor, a missed PK can absolutely destroy a team. The US is lucky to have someone they feel so confident in, in my eyes.

Posted by: Baltimore1202 | February 9, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, LUA13, PKs are nothing....until you miss one.

My favorits are the goals against Mexico - especially in World Cup - and the Brazil goal. Quite fond of the hat trick vs. Ecuador too.

Posted by: Nicole11 | February 9, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

of course the Mexico goal in the WC was the biggest. but my favorite was the one he scored near post with the outside of his foot at RFK against Panama. I was in the stands behind the goal and Donovan looked so nice.

Posted by: hungrypug | February 9, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

#1 and #41. They epitomize the Landon style.

Posted by: lmorin | February 9, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Mexico World Cup goal was probably the biggest. I really like the Brazil goal in the Con Fed Cup, mainly because it sent my bro, my two buddies, and I into a ridiculous frenzy in my living room. Plus, the Brazil goal was one of the best pieces of counter attacking soccer I have ever seen by the USMNT.


Donovan's pk routine is still hilarious.

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 9, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

His goal against Brazil is my favorite.

Second favorite is his breakaway against Mexico.

Posted by: adamsunited | February 9, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

#41 against Brazil. That was a clinical counter attacking goal against a very good team. Too bad they didn't hang on for the win.

Posted by: peridigm | February 9, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

The Brazil goal was my favorite. Such an awesome counterattack, so pretty to watch...

Posted by: rademaar | February 9, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, ripping off the jersey wasn't a bookable offense back in his early USMNT days- he did it and he did it often

Posted by: carmines757 | February 9, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of Brazil...

Ronaldinho's participation in this summer's World Cup finals now appears in serious doubt after the AC Milan playmaker was not named in Brazil coach Carlos Dunga's 22-man squad for next month's friendly international against Ireland in London.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SPORT/football/02/09/football.brazil.squad.ronaldinho/index.html

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Favorite? Any goal against Mexico.

Posted by: delantero | February 9, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Discounting Donovan's penalty kick goals is tired and lame. It's part of the game. Besides, take those away and he still has 31 goals. How many of Wynalda's 34 were penalty kicks?

No matter how you slice it, Donovan's the most prolific goal scorer in U.S. national team history. Get over it.

Posted by: DEFPOTEC1 | February 9, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

dculoyal - on goal 27, he was not taunting...he was telling Demarcus to get on his horse as he had stopped running. Right as LD waved, DMB started to sprint to catch up. He wanted the pass option on the fast break.

My fave - Brazil. Love the one touch counter attack.

Posted by: jrfath1 | February 9, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

This is humorous -- it shows you how much respect we get in Spain, still. Check out the lineup.

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/especiales/2009/12/mundial_2010_sorteo/equipos/eeuu.html

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

A couple of his free-kick goals outside the area are world class. I hope he stays at Everton permanently & not return to M.L.S. next month. M.L.S. is still weak in many areas!

Posted by: YNOT1970 | February 9, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

no doubt he has skills but what is the deal with all that hand kissing before his penalty kicks. It is a little wierd seeing it one time but one after the other is a little scary.

Posted by: TheDane1 | February 9, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

While searching for body painting videos of Bianca Kajlich, "I stumbled upon this on Youtube this morning....."

Now you know the rest of the story.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 9, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Brazil goal @ Confederations Cup.

Posted by: cr10 | February 9, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

You know looking back on some of the more recent goals, Dave O'Brien wasn't nearly as bad a commentator as people made him out to be.

Posted by: PEddy | February 9, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

LOL at that spanish line up of our players, iread the article and it makes sense, I was like what is that poster talking about? Until i saw the lineup hahaha.

The spell dempsey right when talking about him in the article, but wrong in the line up. They have Conor Casey as a D mid and Mastroeni is still listed as one of the def. mids lol and Rico out wide hahahaha

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | February 9, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Exactamente...

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

The only thing that would make this collection of goals more fun would be to have Ray Hudson doing the commentaries.

Posted by: kaynfred53 | February 9, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Goal - Carlisle 2 Leeds 3 (Mike Grella 86)

Posted by: Kev29 | February 9, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Wow... this must be a REALLY slow news day if we're looking at LD goals from ten years ago...

Posted by: Modibo | February 9, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Grella mounting a furious comeback!

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Rennes lose 1-0.

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Extra time in Carlisle, Grella and Leeds need a goal or pens to get to the League Trophy Final.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 9, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

2002 Mexico!

Posted by: PremSoccerShop | February 9, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Leeds out on PKs...I swear Grella has done this before, when he came in as a late sub in a cup game to score a few times and rescue the match...

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

This is humorous -- it shows you how much respect we get in Spain, still. Check out the lineup.

http://www.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/especiales/2009/12/mundial_2010_sorteo/equipos/eeuu.html

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 1:55 PM

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Reignking - I think they put a few players in wrong positions but if you rotate Clark, Casey and Donovan clockwise in their diagram it's not too farfetched.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | February 9, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

"Leeds penalty, taken right footed by Mike Grella; it's scored"

but

"Leeds penalty, taken left footed by Shane Lowry; it's saved"

and

Carlisle 2 Leeds 3 (Agg 4-4) Carlisle win 6-5 on penalties

Posted by: Kev29 | February 9, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Joel: Casey in center!?! I'm going to post a lineup with FTorres there, and Marcos Senna up top.

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

jrfath1, you mean EJ, not DMB.

Posted by: Figgy | February 9, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Cooper in for Jimmy Fallon.

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

2002 Mexico because it broke their backs and their hearts. Eddie Lewis has one play, run down the flank and cross it for an assist. It's surprising that he got away with it for so long.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 9, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Any goal that Jack Edwards didn't comment on. :)

Posted by: Cerealman | February 9, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Any goal against Mexico is a great goal, so I go with them.

Tai Shar Donovan!

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 9, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

"Tai Shar Donovan"

Did you get that from a Panda name generator?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 9, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

#30 -- the second goal against Ecuador, just sick the way he struck that ball. By importance, obviously the second goal against Mexico in WC02

Posted by: ik43 | February 9, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

#30 -- against Ecuador, just sick the way he struck that ball. By importance, obviously the second against Mexico in WC02

Posted by: ik43 | February 9, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

His goal against Brazil in the Confed Cup was sick.

Posted by: GeneWells | February 10, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

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