Ever since he scored seven goals in his first little league game, Landon Donovan has been a force like almost no other in American soccer.
He's become arguably the first genuine American soccer superstar, someone with whom many Americans can identify.
And there's been more to him than celebrity status. Plenty of substance has shaped his reputation, be it World Cup goals or helping to raise the status of MLS.
Still, at just 30 years of age, there are plenty out there who say he's no longer the best America has to offer. Let's take a look at that.