Donovan Named MLS MVP

Western Conference Championship - Houston Dynamo v Los Angeles Galaxy

MLS announced this afternoon that [L.A. Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has been named league MVP](http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20091119&content_id=7689544&vkey=pr_mls&fext=.jsp). The honor, which is the first MVP trophy in the 29-year-old's 9-year career, comes as a precursor to Sunday night's MLS Cup Final -- when Donovan and L.A. will take on Real Salt Lake.

Donovan, who had 12 goals and 6 assists in 25 games this year, beat out finalists Shalrie Joseph (New England Revolution) and Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas) for the award.

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