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By DAN KARELL
Landon Donovan now owns yet another individual Major League Soccer record.
The Los Angeles Galaxy star, who plans to retire from soccer at the end of this season, recorded his record-breaking 136th MLS assist in the 25th minute during the Galaxy’s match against Toronto FC on Saturday evening. On the play, Donovan fed A.J. DeLaGarza on the right wing, and DeLaGarza’s cross to the middle was slammed home in stunning fashion by MVP candidate Robbie Keane.
The assist gives Donovan sole possession of the all-time MLS assist record, now with one more than former New England Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston. Donovan broke the MLS all-time goals record last May when he scored his 135th goal against the Philadelphia Union, just a few days after being cut from the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup squad.
Donovan now has 144 goals and 136 assists in his illustrious 14-year MLS career.
Here’s a video of the assist on Keane’s impressive goal: (video is after the jump)
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