By CAITLIN MURRAY
Landon Donovan continues his goal-scoring ways in the wake of being cut from the U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup roster.
Around the same time the USMNT was playing its second send-off match of three Sunday before heading to Brazil, the Los Angeles Galaxy were kicking off on the road against the Chicago Fire — a 1-1 draw that would see Donovan score his third goal in two games.
The Galaxy were down in the 74th — after the Fire’s Jeff Larentowicz converted a penalty kick minutes earlier — when Donovan got on the end of a Robbie Rogers cross. Donovan on a late run one-time knocked it past the near post to pull the Galaxy even and extend his Major League Soccer scoring record to 137 goals.
Donovan’s form since being left off the World Cup roster is hard to ignore — before his ouster from the USMNT pre-World Cup training camp, Donovan hadn’t scored for the Galaxy since October. Now he has three in his last two games, a win and draw respectively.
But it’s of little consolation now as the deadline for Jurgen Klinnsman’s squad is Monday, locking Donovan’s omission into place. Barring injury, Donovan will remain with Los Angeles while the USMNT fights their way through Brazil.
Check out match highlights below: