US Soccer Star Landon Donovan's 5 Biggest Goals for the National Team

PHOTO: US midfielder Landon Donovan celebrates his goal with teammate striker Edson Buddle during the Group C, first round, 2010 World Cup football match USA vs. Algeria, June 23, 2010.Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
US midfielder Landon Donovan celebrates his goal with teammate striker Edson Buddle during the Group C, first round, 2010 World Cup football match USA vs. Algeria, June 23, 2010.

The greatest player in U.S. men's soccer history will play his final game tonight for the red, white and blue.

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Landon Donovan will don the captain's armband in a match against Ecuador in East Hartford, Connecticut, marking his 157th appearance for the national team.

While Donovan, 32, was left off this year's World Cup squad, he's been the face of U.S. soccer for more than a decade. He is set to retire after playing his final game with his club team, the Los Angeles Galaxy, sometime this fall.

As fans bid adieu to Donovan, here's the five biggest goals from his national team career:

Scoring Against Mexico in His First World Cup

As a 20-year-old, Donovan starred in the U.S.'s run to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, scoring twice, including the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16 (highlight begins at :48 in above video).

The three-time World Cup veteran scored five times in 12 matches, both U.S. records.

Donovan Breaks US Goal Scoring Record

Donovan netted his record-breaking 35th goal in an American uniform against Sweden in 2008.

His 57 goals and 58 assists are both U.S. records.

Donovan Starts, Ends Counterattack Against Brazil

While the U.S. lost the Confederations Cup final in 2009, his goal against Brazil in the first half showed him at his best -- a one-touch pass to Charlie Davies while sprinting down the field, followed by a composed finish.

Donovan Roofs It Against Slovenia

Donovan's goal started the U.S.'s comeback against Slovenia in the second group stage match of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Donovan Scores Game-Winning Goal Against Algeria in 2010 World Cup

Donovan's stoppage-time goal -- arguably the most iconic moment in U.S. soccer history -- led the Americans into the knockout round at the 2010 World Cup.

Ian Darke, take us home! Go, go, USA!

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