Landon Donovan Secures Record Sixth MLS Cup Title

Posted: Dec 7 2014, 7:22pm CST | by , in News | Latest Sports News

 
Landon Donovan Secures Record Sixth MLS Cup Title
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  • Landon Donovan won his record MLS Cup title on Dec. 7.
  • Donovan's Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1.
  • It was Donovan's final MLS game.

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Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan copped his record sixth Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Title as his team defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, on Dec. 7.

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan is going out as champion. Again.

Donovan won his record sixth Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup title when his Galaxy beat the New England Revolution, 2-1, on Dec. 7, per MLS Soccer's official website. Los Angeles' win helped Donovan broke a three-way tie with the retired Jeff Agoos and Colorado Rapids midfielder Brian Mullan, who both have five titles. Donovan splits his six titles with the San Jose Earthquakes (2001, 2003) and Galaxy (2005, 2011, 2012, 2104). Los Angeles defender Todd Dunivant joins Agoos and Mullan with his fifth MLS Cup Final stint on Sunday.

Donovan's seven MLS Cup appearances is also a new league record. The only loss came at the expense of Real Salt Lake five years ago. His 726 minutes in an MLF Final is a record among the league's players, per MLSSoccer.com.

Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena also solidified his title as MLS' all-time winningest head coach with his third title with Los Angeles. He has won five during his MLS coaching career, two of which were with D.C. United.

MLSSoccer.com's Benjamin Baer breaks down statistics of Donovan's final game:

  • Shots: 2
  • Shots on target: 1
  • Chances created: 3
  • Touches: 72
  • Passes: 54
  • Passing accuracy: 70.4 percent
  • Open play crosses: 2
  • Open play crosses completed: 0
  • Dribbles attempted: 1
  • Dribbles completed: 1
  • Tackles: 2
  • Interceptions: 2
  • Clearances: 2
  • Ball recoveries: 15
MLS Final MVP Robbie Keane scored the game-winner in the 111th minute to secure the 2-1 victory at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Revolution lost for the fifth time in as many MLS Final appearances. They are the only team to "play in multiple MLS Cups without a trophy," according to MLSSoccer.com.
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