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ASN Morning Read: MLS Loves Landon Donovan

The prodigal son has returned. Or never really left. Or whatever. Just roll with it. Elsewhere, Mr. Altidore gets into the action with a goal, Jermaine Jones gets sent off, and a woman gets a touching gift.
BY Noah Davis Posted
August 28, 2013
8:30 AM
  • Landon Donovan will resign with the LA Galaxy. Grant Wahl hears it's going to be a multi-year deal and should be announced on Wednesday. The move almost certainly means that Donovan will retire as MLS's all-time leading goalscorer, seeing as he sits just 313 behind Jeff Cunningham. He'll also go down as the most important player in league history, but that's another matter entirely.

  • Jozy Altidore scored his first goal for Sunderland, getting his club on the board after MK Dons went up 2-0. Sunderland would eventually win 4-2 in the Capitol One Cup.
  • Jason Davis takes a smart look at Hammarby, which has been a place that helped many Americans grow but has since fallen on hard times: "MLS' improvement will have a direct effect on Hammarby's part in the education of American players. So far, the blue-collar club from the southern reaches of Stockholm with its direct ties to American soccer has given one young American a launching pad and given one young manager his first taste of coaching abroad."

  • American fans are banding together to help a woman who recently lost her husband get to Columbus for the United States-Mexico game. The indiegogo campaign already blew through its goal but donate anyway if you're so inclined.

  • Bad Jermaine Jones, bad.

  • More ArJo love, this time from ASN contributor Brian Sciaretta.

  • Benji Joya took the ASN questionnaire. I really liked his answer about what he dislikes most in a player: "A stiff player. A player who’s not that flexible. Like agility-wise, players who struggle to move quickly. And it takes them more time to be defending or to be attacking."

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