The 100 Greatest Athletes of the Complex Decade

57. Landon Donovan

Sport: Soccer
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 3x MLS Cup Champion, 4x US Soccer Athlete of the Year, 7x Honda Player of the Year
Whether you love soccer or loathe its very existence, there's no denying that Landon Donovan is responsible for bringing more Stateside attention to the sport than other American player. After bursting onto the international scene in the same year as Complex, Donovan's career has grown exponentially with every personal accolade bestowed upon him. But aside from all the numerous trophies, there was no greater career-defining moment than his legendary goal against Algeria in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Yup, those are goosebumps you feel.

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