Donovan named Most Valuable Player

Donovan named Most Valuable Player

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Donovan named Most Valuable Player

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The final postseason award was announced today, and to no surprise Landon Donovan was named the league's Most Valuable Player for the 2009 season.

For Donovan, it's the very first time in his MLS career that he's been selected as the top player in the league. This despite the fact he's been around since 2001 with the San Jose Earthquakes. He's been at the top of the his game this season, a key factor in the Galaxy turnaround of 2009. His 12 goals in 25 games led the Galaxy, who stand one game away from the MLS Cup after being one of the league's worst teams in 2008. Donovan eclipsed FC Dallas' Jeff Cunningham and Shalrie Joseph of the New England Revolution to grab the award.

What do you think of the award? Should it have gone to either Joseph or Cunningham? Glad to see Donovan win?

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