The eyes of non-soccer-fans will begin to glaze over…..now. For those still coherent: SoCal-native and soccer star Landon Donovan is joining the LA Galaxy!
Donovan, 23, a fixture on the U.S. national team since the run-up to FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002, played most recently with Bayer 04 Leverkusen of the German Bundesliga (January-March, 2005). His brief time in Germany came after an extremely successful four-year stint with the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer.
Take that, Bundesliga! However, in the process of acquiring Landon, the Galaxy traded Carlos Ruiz to Dallas.
In this picture, Landon is on the left — it’s from the US vs Guatemala World Cup qualifiers game on Wednesday that the US took 2-0. (That’s Gonzalo Romero on the right, btw.)
Oh, and San Jose Earthquakes fans are royally pissed. So that’s another plus. ;)