Landon Donovan Is a Rightful Selection for Tonight’s All-Star Game

If Landon Donovan's name wasn't Landon Donovan, he wouldn't be an MLS All-Star this season. He has barely appeared in half of his team's matches (13 of 22) and his three goals and six assists are good, but not exactly earth-shattering.

And you know what? I couldn't care less. 

His name is Landon Donovan. He remains the greatest and most productive soccer player in United States history. He is fresh off a Gold Cup where he proved to the world—well, proved to the CONCACAF world, at least—that he is still very much in elite form. He could have spent the first half of the MLS season on the sideline watching Glee for all I care—he still would have deserved the MLS All-Star Game selection that he got. 

(OK, maybe not Glee.) 

That's not to say he hasn't been productive on the pitch.

According to, Donovan has completed 40.8 passes (with a 75 percent co...

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