• Sunday Jul 28, 2013

    Donovan named Golden Ball winner

    CHICAGO – Landon Donovan of the United States was named the winner of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup’s Golden Ball as the tournament’s most outstanding player. The announcement was made Sunday after the Americans defeated Panama 1-0 in the final at Soldier Field.

    It was the first time that Donovan won the honor after six attempts and four Gold Cup titles.

    The LA Galaxy star finished the competition with five goals and seven assists.  He shared the Golden Boot award with team mate Chris Wondolowski and Panama’s Gabriel Torres.

    CONCACAF Golden Ball

    Previous Winners

    1991                

    Tony Meola, United States (Goalkeeper)

    1993                

    Ramon Ramírez, Mexico (Midfielder)

    1996                

    Raúl Rodrigo Lara, Mexico (Midfielder)

    1998

    Kasey Keller, United States (Goalkeeper)

    2000

    Craig Forrest, Canada (Goalkeeper)

    2002

    Brian McBride, United States (Forward)

    2003

    Jesus Arellano, Mexico (Forward)

    2005

    Luis Tejada, Panama (Forward) 

    2007

    Julian De Guzman, Canada (Midfielder)

    2009

    Giovani Dos Santos, Mexico (Forward)

    2011

    Javier Hernández, Mexico (Forward)

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