Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Donovan and Wambach win fourth U.S. Soccer honors
December 21st, 2010 1:03AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  men's national team, under-20 women's world cup, under-20 world cup, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[AWARDS] Landon Donovan and Abby Wambach both won fourth titles as U.S. Soccer Athletes of the Year. Donovan became the first player to win four Male Athlete of the Year awards, while Wambach now only trails Mia Hamm, who won the women's award five times (1994-98).

Donovan previously won back-to-back awards in 2003 and 2004 and also took home the top honor in 2009. He passed former national team goalkeeper Kasey Keller, who won the award in 1997, 1999 and 2005. Wambach also won in 2003, 2004 and 2007.

Donovan's goal in stoppage time against Algeria sent the USA to the second round of the 2010 World Cup and was one of the most dramatic moments in American sports this year.

With his penalty kick against Ghana, Donovan added two more records to his career by scoring his fifth World Cup goal in his 12th World Cup game. Donovan also finished as the team’s leader in goals for the fifth time in his career.

Wambach scored in double figures in a calendar year for the fifth time, and fourth time in the past five years, pounding in 16 goals in 18 games for the USA, which qualified for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

Her career total to 117 goals, good for third in U.S. history behind Hamm and Kristine Lilly and fifth all-time in world history.

Under-20 men's national team defender Gale Agbossoumonde and U-20 women's national goalkeeper Bianca Henninger won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 4: Results & Standings    
FC Dallas became the first MLS team to reach 10 points but it wasn't easy as ...
USL Week 2: Results & Standings    
The new Roughnecks celebrated the return of pro soccer to Tulsa a sellout crowd of 8,335 ...
USA romps in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5-2     
The U.S. team preparing for Olympic qualifying defeated Bosnia-Herzegovina's under-21 team, 5-2, in a friendly played ...
MLS Week 4: FC Dallas puts its perfect record on line    
FC Dallas, the only remaining unbeaten and untied team in MLS, hosts the 2014 Supporters' Shield ...
Berti's back: 'Der Terrier' moves to U.S. sidelines    
Berti Vogts, who is responsible for Jurgen Klinsmann getting his job as German national team coach ...
USL Week 2: Finley joins Independence movement    
All 24 USL teams are in action this week as 10 of the 13 new teams ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"It's impossible for me to say, but I really had expected Mix to go. I think ...
Road to Russia: Barbados ends USVI dream    
Barbados made amends for a shock 1-0 loss at home during which it had two penalty ...
MLS Trade Central: Timbers sign Ghanaian winger    
The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Ishmael Yartey on loan from French Ligue 2 club Sochaux. ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"It was the first time in my life that I had not made a team, that ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives