Donovan Elected To National Soccer HOF

The National Soccer Hall of Fame today announced that Landon Donovan will be inducted as a member of its 2023 class at a ceremony May 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Both were elected in their first year of eligibility.

Landon Donovan
A forward and midfielder, Donovan made 157 appearances for the U.S. Men’s National Team, including three World Cups and one Olympic Games. Donovan is second only to Cobi Jones on the list of all-time national team appearances, and his 57 goals with the USMNT tied him with Clint Dempsey as the all-time leader. Donovan played 15 seasons in MLS, with seven Best XI selections, and when he retired was the all-time MLS goal-scoring leader. He also played professionally in the German, English, and Mexican first-division leagues. Donovan played for the Sockers in the latter half of the 2018-19 season.

Complete information about the Hall of Fame’s election and eligibility procedures is available at The election process is administered by National Soccer Hall of Fame staff under election and eligibility guidelines established by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

The NSHOF will announce inductees from the Veteran and Builder ballots at a later date.