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Donovan and Wambach win fourth U.S. Soccer honors
December 21st, 2010 1:03AM

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[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.



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