Playing in the Salt Lake Valley many times with both the U.S. Men's National Team and the Los Angeles Galaxy, Landon Donovan has always made a good impression on and off the field.
So there's no doubt that Utah soccer fans shared in the emotional ups and downs of Donovan in the past week, when he was left off the U.S. roster for the World Cup and then became Major League Soccer's all-time leading goal scorer.
Donovan's 135th career goal, coming in the Galaxy's 4-1 victory over Philadelphia (he added another goal late in the game), lifted him past former Real Salt Lake player Jeff Cunningham. In 38 games for RSL in 2006 and '07, Cunningham scored 19 goals. RSL traded him to Toronto in May 2007, in one of the first personnel moves after the hiring of former teammate Jason Kreis as coach.