Landon Donovan Named Cover Athlete for EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer 11
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that Los Angeles Galaxy star Landon Donovan has been chosen for the cover of EA SPORTSTM FIFA Soccer 11. The 28-year-old American soccer hero will join Real Madrid’s Kaka and Arsenal’s Carlos Vela on the front cover of FIFA Soccer 11 in the United States and Canada when it is available in retail stores September 28.
“After his FIFA World Cupâ„¢ performance and the season he had with the Galaxy last year we felt he belonged back on the cover of FIFA Soccer 11.”
Donovan started for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM, scoring three goals in four matches, including a thrilling injury time goal in a 1—0 win over Algeria, leading the USA to win their group for the first time since 1930. Donovan also enjoyed an outstanding 2009 campaign, winning Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player award for the first time and MLS Goal of the Year 2009 while leading the Galaxy to the MLS Cup. This season Donovan has scored 5 goals and 11 assists in 13 games for LA.
Donovan is appearing on the cover of the most popular* sports video game franchise in the world for the third time. He was also on the cover of FIFA Soccer 2003 and FIFA Soccer 07 in North America. This is the first appearance for Kaka and Vela.
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