Donovan earns MLS Player of the Week honor
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan was named the Player of the Week on Monday for Week 24 of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.
Donovan totaled a goal and three assists in the Galaxy's two wins over D.C. United (4-1) and Chivas USA (3-0) this week.
His first assist came from a corner in the 25th minute of the club's defeat of D.C. United on August 27. Donovan delivered the ball into the center of the box where defender Omar Gonzalez was waiting to hammer a volley past Bill Hamid.
In the 75th minute, Donovan made it 4-1 to the Galaxy and capped off their win with a well-taken penalty kick.
Donovan continued his impressive play on Sunday by assisting on the first goal of the Galaxy's 3-0 defeat of Chivas. Following a run through the midfield in the 41st minute, Donovan offered a cheeky no-look pass to teammate Gyasi Zardes, whose one-time shot found the far post.
The Galaxy talisman added a third assist of the week in the 71st minute of Sunday's affair as the Galaxy completed their win over the Goats. Donovan pulled Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy out of goal with a brilliant run before sliding a pass across the net for Zardes to make it 3-0 to the Galaxy.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from the North America Soccer Reporters (NASR). The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.
09/02 15:17:28 ET