Michelle Kaufman

August 9, 2014

Michelle Kaufman: Landon Donovan going out as ‘the face of U.S. Soccer’

Landon Donovan burst onto the United States soccer scene in 1999, a teenager from California with a mullet and phenomenal skills rarely seen in this country. He won the Golden Ball at the U-17 World Championship that year in New Zealand, and Bayern Leverkusen offered him a six-figure Bundesliga contract.

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About Michelle Kaufman

Michelle Kaufman


Michelle Kaufman grew up in Miami and graduated from UM in 1987. She has worked at the St. Petersburg Times and the Detroit Free Press and has been with the Miami Herald since 1996. She has covered 13 Olympics and 6 World Cups.

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