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Landon Donovan Player of the Week; Zardes, Keane up for Goal of the Week

Landon Donovan has been named MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters for week 25 of the MLS regular season. Donovan recorded a goal and an assist against DC United, before adding two more assists in Sunday's 3-0 victory over Chivas USA.

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Landon Donovan has been named MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters for week 25 of the MLS regular season. Donovan recorded a goal and an assist against DC United, before adding two more assists in Sunday's 3-0 victory over Chivas USA.

Against DC United his goal came off a penalty kick and his assist came from a corner kick, but against Chivas USA the Galaxy had their run of the field and Donovan's run of play assists were something to see: the second pulling Dan Kennedy out and letting Gyasi Zardes get the break, but the first a lovely no look pass that is worth taking another look at.

Gyasi Zardes ended up nominated for MLS Goal of the Week with his empty net goal that Donovan assisted, a team goal that was the result of great buildup. Robbie Keane was also nominated for GOTW, as that chip over Dan Kennedy was instantly impressive.