Donovan is first three-time winner

November 18, 2004
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Landon Donovan was voted the U.S. soccer team player of the year Thursday, becoming the first three-time winner of the award.

The 22-year-old forward, the only player to win the award in consecutive years, in 2002 became the youngest to earn the honor. Eric Wynalda is the only other player to have won the trophy more than once since it began in 1991, receiving it in 1992 and 1996.

Donovan's five goals tied for the U.S. lead, and he was the captain ...

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