Donovan replaces Keane on MLS All-Star roster

Donovan replaces Keane on MLS All-Star roster

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Donovan replaces Keane on MLS All-Star roster

Landon Donovan

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By DAN KARELL

Considering the season he’s had, there’s only one place that Landon Donovan should be on July 31.

The Los Angeles Galaxy star has replaced his club teammate Robbie Keane on the Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster, and will get the chance to play against AS Roma at Sporting Park just three days following the CONCACAF Gold Cup final this Sunday.

It’s Donovan’s 13th straight season as an MLS All Star.

Since returning from his self-imposed sabbatical in late March, Donovan has looked as good as ever, scoring three goals and six assists in 12 MLS matches. Since returning to the U.S. Men’s National team for this summer’s Gold Cup, Donovan has been the best player in the tournament, racking up 5 goals and 7 assists to lead the U.S. to five successive wins. In addition, this summer the 31-year-old forward became the first ever USMNT player with 50 goals and 50 assists.

Although he’s now going to be a part of 12 MLS All-Star games, Donovan’s only MVP honors came in his first All-Star Game in 2001. In that game the then 19-year-old budding star scored four goals as the West tied the East, 6-6.

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