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The legacy of Landon Donovan
The legacy of Landon Donovan

If Magic Johnson and Larry Bird came along at the right time to save the NBA with their skills and transcendent personalities, if Wayne Gretzky appeared to become the relatable face the NHL lacked and trigger a warm-weather hockey boom, Landon Donovan has earned a place on that short and special list, coming along at a time Major League Soccer needed a marketable American superstar to push the growth of the sport. When Johnson, Bird and Gretzky retired, the obvious conclusion was that there would never be another one like them. "And there's always another one," said Chris Klein, Donovan's roommate with the U.S. national team and, later, his boss as president of the...

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