Donovan matures into a leader

Donovan the undisputed leader of the U.S. team

August 11, 2009
DyerBy Kristian Dyer
He may well be the greatest player the United States has ever produced, but Landon Donovan never seemed able to shake the swirl of questions and controversy that surrounded him. In fact, Donovan may be more admired outside the country than he ever has been by American fans, some of whom had labeled him with the derisive nickname of "Landycakes" and questioned his heart.

That is, until this summer.

Now no one questions Landon Donovan, who grew not only in stature but into ...

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