#AOThanksLD

#AOThanksLD

#AOThanksLD

For many USMNT and MLS fans of this generation, Landon Donovan has been (simply put) the face of our sport.

His resume speaks for itself… LD has more goals and assists than any USMNT player, an ESPY for 2010 goal against Algeria, 11 consecutive MLS All-Star appearances, and probably has more appearances for his country than most of us have appearances in a gym(157).

More than that, LD exemplifies what we as fans have grown to love about our yanks; grit and determination to be the best whilst growing the sport in our country.

LD has put us on the map. And he deserves every bit of recognition that we, as fans, can provide for what he has done. Let’s provide him with the proper send-off. Tweet, Facebook, & Instagram using “#AOThanksLD” and your posts will be conveyed to Landon at a later date. Best posts will be front and center.

Landon, we freaking love you. Thanks for the memories.



AO Members Thank LD

Michael Harry Klein
Landon=Legend. Thanks for demonstrating to the world that Americans have got game for the global game.

Jonathan Deleon
Best American soccer has ever produced #legend

Chris Ireland
He will be missed…no other player displayed the passion he has…..I hope he has a great game!! LD10=Legend

Jared Showalter
Will always be Captain America!

Michael Worlay
So much love always!#USMNT #Donavan

Eboni Christmas ‏
You made me believe in US Soccer with that amazing goal against Algeria. I haven’t looked back. Thanks LD.

Rachel Grimes ‏
Landon, thank you for helping to grow my love of the Beautiful Game, and for being an inspiration to so many young athletes.

Thanks for years of inspiration, frustration and jubilation. You’re the best & will never be forgotten. Enjoy

andrew cowan ‏
Landon the man who first showed me what it truly play the game right and never give up and never say quiet true American style

Michael Saad ‏
You’re the 1st American soccer star of my generation. Traveling to Hartford to support and thank you for all that you’ve done.

Michael Harry Klein
Landon=Legend. Thanks for demonstrating to the world that Americans have got game for the global game.

Jonathan Deleon
Best American soccer has ever produced #legend

Chris Ireland
He will be missed…no other player displayed the passion he has…..I hope he has a great game!! LD10=Legend

Jared Showalter
Will always be Captain America!

Michael Worlay
So much love always!#USMNT #Donavan

Eboni Christmas ‏
You made me believe in US Soccer with that amazing goal against Algeria. I haven’t looked back. Thanks LD.

Rachel Grimes ‏
Landon, thank you for helping to grow my love of the Beautiful Game, and for being an inspiration to so many young athletes.

Thanks for years of inspiration, frustration and jubilation. You’re the best & will never be forgotten. Enjoy

andrew cowan ‏
Landon the man who first showed me what it truly play the game right and never give up and never say quiet true American style

Michael Saad ‏
You’re the 1st American soccer star of my generation. Traveling to Hartford to support and thank you for all that you’ve done.

Eddie Pongratz ‏
LD=American Soccer Class Act/Bad Ass!

Ty Tannatt ‏
#AOThanksLD he’s the player that made me fall in love with soccer. Enough said

Henry Sanchez ‏
#AOThanksLd you will always be Captain America. Thanks for all the memories there will never be another 10 like you in the USMNT

Doug Sietsma ‏
The player that was the first to let me believe that we would win #AOThanksLD

Ber Almeida ‏
#AOThanksLD Players like Landon don’t come pretty often, thanks for taking away my voice, for those goose bumps when scoring for the #USMNT oh lord, those goals in 2002, and 2010, that one against Algeria

K.L. Cleeton ‏
Thank you for lifting a nation. Thank you for proving that dreams do come true. Thank you for showing us what hard work looks like. Thank you for teaching us to never stop believing. And thank you for the memories. Your legend will live on forever. #AOThanksLD

Pelona Tellez ‏
#AOThanksLD Gracias Capitán por todas esos momentos maravillosos♡

Daniel Vaca ‏
#AOThanksLD Thank you Landon for representing our Nation with great grit and spirit. Your Skills and Leadership are a Model for future generations to follow. We will never forget what you meant for the sport here and abroad. You will be missed deeply. Wishing the best on your new venture. A true American Legend.

Harry Fernando Mercado ‏
Pele and Maradona gave their countries some of the best moments in their lives, the USMNT and Donovan gave and still give me mine #AOThanksLD

Adam Hernandez ‏
Landon, you have contributed to the continued growth of soccer in this country. That’s what matters most to me. Its why I coach youth soccer. Thanks is not enough. #AOThanksLD

Casey Grippando ‏
There’s no way I could thank you enough for the memories you have given me over the years. I’ll never forget that 2010 World Cup because of you. You’ll always be a hero. #AOThanksLD

Campbell Blake ‏
Thank you Landon, an “American Legend”, you are all-heart and true to yourself, I completely respect that, may the next stage of your live be just as fulfilling with great reward. You will always be part of the #AOFamily !!#AOThanksLD

Amanda Hager ‏
A career this beautiful deserves a eulogy, but there just aren’t enough words to describe how much you mean to me and US soccer.#AOThanksLD

Mike Lee ‏
I will never forget how your goal against Algeria gripped the country. Thank you for inspiring a generation. #AOThanksLD

Helene Matthews ‏
Thanks so much for your fabulous contribution to US soccer! You are a legend!!

Manny G Atlas ‏
I want to thank Donovan for inspiration for all the new generation of players starting to play as well as connecting not only the USA fans but as well as the world. You make it that more special when playing el clásico México vs Usa. Gracias por todo #aothanksLD

Mike Millberg ‏
Dear Landon, on behalf of the American Outlaws and AOLasVegas, I would like to thank for your contribution to the USMNT. You will always be remembered as a legend. Your hard work and dedication to the beautiful game and to the USMNT has changed the sport forever. Every moment i’ve watched of you with USA was special, whether it was the World Cup or other games. You are an inspiration to the young talent of team USA. We will miss you on the field, so much. I hope you become a coach, maybe for the USMNT. Thank you for the memories. We love you so much. Love always, Mike Millberg, AO and AO Las Vegas. #AOThanksLD

Eaglemanandwonderwoman ‏
We were there when your shot deflected into the goal against Portugal in 2002, we were there when you fought the Italians to a draw in 2006, we were there for THE GOAL against Algeria…and we will be in Hartford on Friday. Thanks for giving us memories that rank right behind our wedding and the birth of our 2 children!

John Angeles ‏
Thank you LD for all you have done to help convert, not only the younger generations, but the older ones as well, to the beautiful game of Futbol. Your hard work & dedication was such a joy to watch on the pitch. You will be missed but more importantly remembered forever in the history of U.S. soccer.

Jake Davis ‏
I don’t think enough can ever be said about what Landon has done for US Soccer and the MLS. He has earned every record, every award, and the respect of many for what he’s done.His goal against Algeria, along with many others, will always be part of American Soccer lore. #AOthanksLD

Philip Pomposi ‏
12 years ago you made us believe, and that has not changed one bit..thank you for all you have done…i believe you will be successful in your post playing activities you may be gone but you are not forgotten

Zak Odell ‏
LD you have been the pride of the USMNT for a long time. You have incredibly big shoes to fill. Thank you very much for your hard work and accomplishments. We all wish you the best.

begeeem ‏
#AOthanksLD You’re the man!! You’ve been outstanding for the USA and we all are so grateful for it!!

pook1320 ‏
#AOthanksLD Just started learning about and watching soccer. Really enjoyed watching you play. Will miss seeing you on the field.

gableguy049 ‏
#AOthanksLD then you Landon. You were the face of US soccer for many of us. You were the captain and the best player on the team as long as I can remember. #legend

eddie_hern ‏
#AOthanksLD you are the reason for my existence!! You are my inspiration for playing soccer

kingjasonpatrick ‏
#AOThanksLD Thanks for being the idol I could always look up to

leademjews ‏
#aothanksld always have been and always will be the reason I love soccer. A #legenD

gkpaulyv ‏
#ALThanksLD Thank you for making me a soccer fan and making me believe (2010 Miracle World Cup Goal versus Algeria)!

patrouleau13 ‏
#AOThanksLD Thank you for everything you did for soccer in the United States! Especially that goal in 2010 against Algeria and good luck in the future #LegenD

916pinoypride ‏
#AOThanksLD Thank you for signing my jersey down in Palo Alto. And, thanks for bringing me into the game that I love.

csotzoy ‏
I became a fan of the US soccer team because of you Landon. #AOthanksLD you’ll always be Captain America in my book!

bdonahue23 ‏
#AOThanksLD Landon, thank you for everything you’ve done for the sport in out country. I will always remember your goal against Algeria and where I was. You are one of the main reasons I am the USMNT supporter I am now.

erick_jaime ‏
@AOThanksLD thank you for all the great memories and while your goal against Algeria brought me so much joy, the goal against mexico in the 2002 world cup made you my hero! Thanks for everything especially for continually breaking Mexican hearts!

anya.nyman ‏
#AOThanksLD Thank you for everything you have done for the sport in the country! Thanks Captain America

insta_pam10 ‏
AO thanks LD. Some of our favorite sports moments were made by you. Thanks

el_pizz ‏
#AOThanksLD You’ve always left it all out there on the field (you even gave 110 “pee”-cent that one time at Azteca), thank you for your heart and determination. You have opened the floodgate for a new generation of players and fans, and have helped grow the sport in America exponentially. Thank you

m.gambuzza ‏
#AOthanksLD thanks Landon

dukemerowit23 ‏
#AOThanksLD Every game you give it your all no matter who your playing. You never have a negative attitude when your losing. Your an inspiration to me. Even though I’m a Manchester United fan I always buy you on fifa. No matter what you will be my favorite American player of all time. Thank you so much for what you’ve done for soccer now. You’ve changed everyone’s attitude towards it. You probably don’t realize this but your 10 because you deserve it. You represent 10. You made 10’s number symbol know that it belongs to all of the best leaders and players in soccer. And your one of them. I hope I’m able to watch you play before you retire because I’ve always wanted to but I live in NC so I don’t really have the chance and my parents don’t really have the money. But remember thank you Landon for making soccer worth while. LD10 is the best. Thanks for all you’ve don’t for the men’s national team. Unfortunate you didn’t play with us in the World Cup, you should’ve but unfortunate. Thank you landon. Do well on the 10th for USA.

Chris Waggoner ‏@cpwaggoner ‏

I just want to thank @landondonovan for this gift. Best player in American history. #AOThanksLD #PureClass #AOforlife

Adrianna Vera ‏@ANVera1 ‏
It’s been a joy and privilege watching you all these years Landon. Thanks for everything. You will be missed. #LivingLegend #AOThanksLD

Ryan ‏@rharwood17 ‏
Thanks @landondonovan for years of inspiration, frustration and jubilation. You’re the best & will never be forgotten. Enjoy #AOThanksLD

Mike Millberg ‏@MMillberg ‏
Thank you, @landondonovan, on behalf of @AOLasVegas for the memories and your contribution to the USMNT!! Forever a legend! #AOThanksLD

Mr. Donovan,

You have put a lot of effort into our nations soccer program and have invested your time and sweat into bringing this team into the world’s rearview mirror. I thank you for your world class character on the pitch and your ruthless skill that has made it exciting to watch the mens US national team every time you put on that jersey with the stars and stripes! You will be missed but not forgotten!
Mitchell Degioanni

Landon,

I’d like to take the time to thank you for everything you’ve done for the sport of soccer in this country, and around the world. You’ve made an impact on so many lives, and I just wanted to take the time to thank you. I’ve admired and looked up to you, as both my favorite player and as a role model, and I am so thankful for everything you’ve done for the sport that we both love.

I am a lifelong US Soccer fan. I’ve been a fan since the day I was born. With that being said, you’ve been a big part of my life over the years, as I grew up watching you play. As an eight year old in 2000, I remember watching you play your first game for the US senior team, and scoring on your debut. I remember sneaking around my house in the moonlit hours of the morning in 2002, to watch you and the USMNT play in South Korea. I remember jumping around and screaming when you scored against Mexico. Eight years later, I was brought to tears as you scored in the 91st minute against Algeria to secure the US would advance and win the group in South Africa. (That moment is immortalized as my laptop and phone wallpaper. And, Ian Darke’s call of your goal is my text message alert tone.) And now, as a grown 22 year old man, I get to bid farewell to the greatest American player.
You’ve left a big impact on me, and I’m very grateful. You’ve shown me that hard work and dedication pays off, to never give up, to always give everything I have to offer, to do what makes me happy, and to take care of myself. I’ve enjoyed watching you play over the years, and I’ve been proud to call myself your fan and cheer you on. I’ve supported you at Bayer Leverkeusen, San Jose, Bayern Munich, Everton, and LA. I proudly own your jersey from each club you’ve played at, and I wear them with pride.

With that being said, I’d just like to take the time to thank you.

Thank you, for making the sacrifices you have made. While they were clearly not easy, you made American soccer.

Thank you, for always putting EVERYTHING into every game.

Thank you, for always representing the USMNT with pride.

Thank you, for showing the world what the US never gives up.

Thank you, for all the goals against Mexico.

Thank you, for promoting and building the game in the USA at a time when it wasn’t popular to do so.

Thank you, for being a role model and icon to so many people around the world.

Thank you, for scoring against Algeria in South Africa in 2010.

Thank you, for always taking the high road, even when it has not been easy to do so.

Thank you, for gaining attention for mental health.

Thank you, for being a legend on and off the field.

Thank you, for growing MLS and US Soccer, and bringing them to where they are today.

Thank you, for bringing so many people joy, simply by playing the beautiful game.

As an American soccer fan since birth, I am eternally grateful to you. I wish you all the luck in the world in whatever you do next, and I hope you find happiness doing whatever it is. (You’ve certainly deserved it!)
You’ve had a fantastic career, and will be forever remembered as the greatest American to ever play the game.
You’ve been a big part of my life, and will always be my favorite player.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, Landon.
Congratulations on a phenomenal career!

Sincerely,
Your Fan and Friend,

Michael K. Dovellos

Thank you for making me want to play the sport I love, and for furthering that passion in 2010 vs Algeria. #CaptainAmerica

Aaron Zigelsky