Landon Donovan on...
His first time in a U.S. national team camp, in 2000:
I looked up to most of those players at that time because I grew up watching them all. Gregg Berhalter and Frankie Hedjuk really made me feel welcome in the early days.
His first full international appearance, a 2-0 victory over Mexico in Los Angeles:
Playing in front of 65,000 fans, in front of my friends and family and then scoring a goal to cap it off -- It was a dream debut.
Best game he played in:
[The San Jose Earthquakes' rally from a 4-0 aggregate deficit against] LA in the second leg of the 2003 Western Conference finals at Spartan Stadium.
USMNT Top 25
His best performance:
Vs. Spain in the [2-0 upset at the] 2009 Confederations Cup.
[To beat] Algeria in the 2010 World Cup.
On a Charlie Davies goal in a 2-1 loss to Mexico in a 2009 World Cup Qualifier in Mexico City.
2006 World Cup performance.
Best player he played alongside:
Franck Ribery [with Bayern Munich].
Kyle Beckerman [with U.S. national teams].
Best player he played against:
Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Best coach he played for:
Frank Yallop [with the Earthquakes], John Ellinger [with the U.S. under-17 national team], Bruce Arena [with the LA Galaxy and U.S. national team], Bob Bradley [with the U.S. national team].
His top three for an all-time U.S. list:
In no particular order: Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Claudio Reyna.