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By FRANCO PANIZO
PORTLAND, Ore. — Twenty-three minutes is all that Landon Donovan played in the MLS All-Star Game, and he still made quite the impact.
Donovan came off the bench in the 48th minute and scored the game-winning goal in the MLS All Stars’ 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. The LA Galaxy veteran delivered the game’s decisive moment in the 70th minute, latching onto a beautiful long ball from Diego Valeri before pushing a shot past Manuel Neuer with his final kick of the game.
The performance from Donovan saw him voted SBI’s MLS All Stars Man of the Match. He beat out a list of candidates that included Thierry Henry, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Nick Rimando and Erick Torres.
Donovan played as a left midfielder and had the least amount of minutes of any of the 23 MLS All Stars because of the fact that the Galaxy play on Friday. But that was still enough for him to provide the definitive moment in a match that saw his side rally from a goal down.
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