The Goal King! LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan sets new MLS goal record
There it is. After more than eight months of waiting, LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has finally notched goal No. 135 to become the new MLS all-time goal king.
The goal, assisted by Robbie Keane, came in the 50th minute of the Galaxy's match against the Philadelphia Union at StubHub Center. Keane was released in behind the Philly defense, where he eluded a tackle and played a cross to the far post. Donovan was there to slam the ball into the open net.
With his 135th goal, Donovan surpassed Jeff Cunningham on the all-time goalscoring list. Cunningham held the record of 134 goals since scoring for the Columbus Crew on August 27, 2011.
Donovan then added a second goal – the 136th regular-season goal of his career – in the 81st minute. He was replaced two minutes later, walking off to a standing ovation from the Galaxy crowd and chants of "USA! USA!"
Donovan's record-breaking feat comes just days after being told that he would not be on the US national team's World Cup roster and returning to Los Angeles.
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