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Live490
Texas
Post #331
Friday October 31, 2014 8:06pm

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Hahaha^

admsghs27
Post #332
Friday October 31, 2014 8:27pm

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Original post from dunlopp9987

Tremendous.

Are you not planning on living that long, and that's why you keep saying "in our life time"? Because MJ took over the NBA just 40 years after the NBA was founded. So by that logic, someone better than Landon will be here in 20 years. And let's be honest, it's gonna happen before then.

Are you not planning on being alive in 20 years?
50 years from now MJ will still be considered the best. So will donovan.

navi8132
New York
Post #333
Friday October 31, 2014 8:31pm

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That would be terrible. In reality LD wasn't a titan level player, if in 50 years our best ever wasn't good enough to actually play consistent 1st team minutes on a top-10 team (Madrid, Barca, etc) for 4+ seasons, then I will cry.

navi8132
New York
Post #334
Friday October 31, 2014 8:53pm

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"do you really want to make me cry?"

admsghs27
Post #335
Friday October 31, 2014 9:32pm

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Original post from navi8132

"do you really want to make me cry?"


Lol " Do you really want to Hurt me " Boy George

skangles
DC
Post #336
Saturday November 1, 2014 4:31am

Joined Jan 2013
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The real story here is that once again Roger Bennett smashes it. He's been the most refreshing addition to the US soccer media circle and I cannot get enough of his work.

admsghs27
Post #337
Saturday December 20, 2014 8:43am

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Freaking Awesome only him the one and only Period.....

http://www.lagalaxy.com/news/2014/12/landon-d...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #338
Saturday December 20, 2014 7:11pm

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If Donovan is considered the best in 50 years then USSF has had major problems developing talent or either soccer doesn't exist in the US in 50 years.

Donovan was a great player but lets not get carried away here.

skangles
DC
Post #339
Saturday December 20, 2014 7:20pm

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Donovan will likely be one of the names in discussion as best US player of all time 50 years from now.

Stats matter in "all time" debates and it's unlikely that we'll have another player that puts up 57 goals and 58 assists. The goals and assist records may have each been topped individually but it would be quite a feat for a single player to break both records.

That's not saying that Landon will be the player with the best technical ability but his numbers will be difficult to top.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #340
Saturday December 20, 2014 7:27pm

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50 years is a long time. You can't tell me that there won't be a better player than Donovan who racks up the stats for the USMNT between that time frame.

skangles
DC
Post #341
Saturday December 20, 2014 7:40pm

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Correct, I cannot definitively state that there will not be a player that tops Landon in goals and assists in the next 50 years.

I can state that it's highly unlikely to happen based a historic assessment of FIFA records. Landon ranks #20 in the most international goals scored all time (for any country) and that's just goals.

Assist records are not documented as well as goals and I cannot tell one way or another whether Landon is the only player to have ever reached 50 goals and 50 assists.

If you look at the US, the two players that come closest to Landon's goal and assist records are Clint Dempsey with 39 goals and 12 assists and Joe Max Moore with 24 goals and 14 assists. Landon's numbers are ridiculous.

50 years from now Landon may no longer be holding the goal or assist record but both are broken by the same player it will be a hell of an accomplishment.

Live490
Texas
Post #342
Saturday December 20, 2014 8:22pm

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And if there would be one to do it, LD would still be the best. Like a Jordan/Kobe thing. Kobe is fantastic but Jordan is Jordan.. No matter what else Kobe does, he'll always have to strive for #2. Like Dempsey always being behind LD.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #343
Saturday December 20, 2014 8:37pm

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Meh. I think you guys are to narrow minded on this. LD is a great player, but he came early in the USMNT/MLS ERA there is a whole lot of years to go.

Just like how Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell came early in the NBA ERA.

skangles
DC
Post #344
Saturday December 20, 2014 8:43pm

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Using the NBA analogy, I hope that we develop a consensus "Michael Jordan" player in the next 50 years but Landon will always at least be the "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar" in the greatest player conversation due to his achievements.

TheTruth
Post #345
Saturday December 20, 2014 9:51pm

Joined Dec 2013
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I actually do think LD will be in the discussion of best US players of all time 50 years from now. A couple of things:

- Like others here have said, his USMNT stats will hold for a long time.
- His MLS stats will hold for a long time, although probably not as long as USMNT. MLS will be better so tougher to dominate. This is where the fact that he didn't spend much time in Europe will help cloud the case.
- Soccer requires more finesse than most other big time sports so it's a little more timeless. Think about the short, fat, whiteys doing underhand free throws 50 years in the NBA. . . Like Bob Couzy was as good as Chris Paul.

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