Landon Donovan has biggest impact of Gold Cup vs. Honduras

Ronald Martinez

Landon Donovan's brace and assist led the United States past Honduras 3-1 on Wednesday. Donovan turned in his highest Match Impact Rating of the tournament in the process.

Think Landon Donovan couldn't top his Match Impact Rating of 125.6 for the United States against El Salvador? He did. The LA Galaxy midfielder went off on Honduras with two goals and an assist in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday and the U.S. Men's National Team advanced to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup final to take on Panama.

Donovan did his goal scoring damage on just three shots and assisted on Eddie Johnson's goal to open the scoring in the match. Donovan's MIR for the match was a blistering 130.1, his highest of the 2013 Gold Cup. Donovan is now tied for the Golden Boot lead with teammate Chris Wondolowski and Panama's (and possibly Colorado Rapids forward) Gabriel Torres with five goals.

Eddie Johnson was second in the match in MIR with a 77.8. Johnson scored his goal on the only one of his three shots which went on target. However, Johnson was very active in the match, committing two fouls and drawing four fouls (all in the offensive half of the pitch).

Other notables:

Alejandro Bedoya: MIR 60.3 (90 minutes played, two assists, three shots (two on target), two fouls committed)

Jose Francisco Torres: MIR 52.9 (67 minutes played, two shots, one foul committed, four fouls suffered)

Clarence Goodson: MIR 30 (90 minutes played, one assist)

DaMarcus Beasley: MIR 29.5 (two fouls committed, three fouls suffered)

Now that Donovan's MLS All-Star streak is intact, he and the United States can go win the Gold Cup for the first time since 2007.

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