16 Jan 2015
Landon Donovan hanged up his boots a few weeks ago as the American forward decided that he had done enough in his career and at the age of 32, his official retirement was confirmed by the player himself but even though he has already retired it has not stopped him from continuing to receive awards.
The six time MLS Cup Champion Landon Donovan was given the ‘’Lifetime Achievement Award’’ during the inaugural Univision Sports Awards which was aired a few days ago.
The MLS Commissioner Don Garber gave Donovan the trophy.
In the history of the MLS, there has never been a player that has been able to achieve the amount of things that Donovan managed to complete during his illustrious career. 144 goals, 136 assists, 41 game-winning goals and 6 MLS Cups are just some of the milestones that Donovan reached during his playing career.
This award ceremony was held not only to recognize the accomplishments that Donovan has made in his career but it also extended to other sports including: Boxing, Tennis, Basketball and more.
Donovan retired from soccer with no regrets as his career reached it’s end in a stellar form after the American secured his 6th MLS Cup title in the final match of his remarkable career as LA Galaxy defeated New England Revolution with a final scoreboard of 2-1.
The American did not score a goal in the match but he helped out his team and surprised their opponents on a number of occasions, it’s as close to perfect as his career could’ve ended as the veteran player retired as a true champion and legend.
It remains unsure if Landon Donovan would want to stay in the world of soccer and continue having an impact in an MLS side not as a player but as a coach. There are fans and icons in football that would surely support this decision if the American decides on doing it.