Lost in the shadows of Chris Wondolowski's spotlight is the fact that Landon Donovan captured Major League Soccer's Silver Boot with a league-leading 16 assists.
The Los Angeles Galaxy captain set a career-high in the category, besting his previous high of 13. He outlasted Dallas' David Ferreira (13) and Houston's Brad Davis (12) to take home the honor.
Donovan, who also scored seven goals for the Galaxy this season, nabbed his final assist in somewhat controversial fashion as he appeared to body-check FC Dallas' Jackson off the ball before setting up David Beckham for the equalizer in L.A.'s 2-1 victory over FCD on Sunday.
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SERIE A STRIKE THREAT REVIVED
Talks have reportedly broken off between players and owners in Serie A, meaning the stike that was averted back in September could become a reality once again.
The players' union reportedly walked away from the bargaining table after talks were supposed to carry on through the end of next month.
"An agreement with Serie A is a long way off," players' union representative Sergio Campana said in a statement. "There has not been a single step forward since September."
PETROV OUT TWO MONTHS
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov will miss the next two months after suffering a knee injury in Villa's 1-0 loss to Sunderland over the weekend.
Petrov scored in Villa's season-opening victory over West Ham and started every match for manager Gerard Houllier this season. Nigel Reo-Coker is expected to pick up his minutes while he recovers.
PORTSMOUTH SOLD, OUT OF ADMINISTRATION
The sale of English League Championship side Portsmouth by Alexandre Gaydamak has been approved by the Football League.
As a result of the sale, the club has been taken out of administration, meaning the transfer embargo on the team has been lifted. An ownership group headed by Hong Kong-based businessman Balram Chainrai can now go forth with rebuilding the team that was relegated from the Premier League to the League Championship at the end of last season.
GUZAN READY FOR CARLING CUP
United States backup goalkeeper Brad Guzan spoke to Sky Sports about getting the start in Aston Villa's Carling Cup match this week. Check out the brief interview:
What did you think of Donovan's season? Think he should be in the MVP discussion? Hope a Serie A strike is averted? Do you see Portsmouth being promoted back to the Premier League next year? Excited for Guzan to get more playing time?
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