Landon Donovan already has enough records under his belt in Major League Soccer, but, he is keen for a few more before he brings down curtains on his professional career at the end of the ongoing season.
Yesterday, while playing in the game against New York Red Bulls, the 32-year old American player set up 3 goals featuring for his team Los Angeles Galaxy and with that, he equalized with Steve Ralston in terms of assisting the most number of goals in MLS.
With the help of Donovan’s superb performance, Galaxy crushed the Red Bulls by 4-0 to secure their 16th league win in the 2014 MLS season.
At the end of the proceedings at the StubHub Center, California, when Donovan was asked what he thinks about levelling the league assist record, he said, “It’s something to be proud of really, but, the credit for this record must go to those guys who have finished my passes and crosses over the years. Finishing is very important. You cannot have an assist to your name without that.”
“For me, it’s all about making the right calls on the pitch. Sometimes, the situation demands you to pass to a player who can pass it to the eventual scorer. Sometimes, you have to take a shot at the post yourself. So, it’s all about reacting to the situation in the right way.”
“What satisfies me is that I have been able to contribute in a number of goals for Galaxy in my career.”
Donovan has been a Galaxy player for 9 years. In that period, he has played 242 MLS games and apart from providing so many assists to his teammates, he himself has also scored more than 100 goals, 111 to be precise.