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Monday, December 20, 2010
Landon Donovan lauded by federation

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Landon Donovan and Abby Wambach have been honored by the U.S. Soccer Federation as athletes of the year for the fourth time.

Donovan scored against Slovenia, Algeria and Ghana at the World Cup. He had an injury-time goal against Algeria that put the U.S. in the second round.

Wambach had 16 goals in 18 games for the national team. She has 117 goals, third on the American career list.

Donovan is the first four-time winner of the male award. He also won in 2003-04 and last year. Wambach also won in 2003-04 and 2007. Wambach trails only five-time honoree Mia Hamm.

Defender Gale Agbossoumonde was cited Monday as the top young male athlete. Goalkeeper Bianca Henninger is the female winner.