Soccer superstar surprises Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks BU12

Back row, L-R: Warren Barton, Cody von Taube, Stefano Brunetto, Duncan Hawe, Jagger Bisharat, Logan Howard, Landon Donovan, Santiago Gallego, Tye Barton, Charlie Kosakoff, Dylan Gleason. Front row: Mateo Pacelli, Jackson Gibbons, Liam Kelly, David Velediaz, Dean Sandler, Colin O’Neal. Not pictured: Alex Glynn.

Landon Donovan, former U.S. National team and six-time Major League Soccer Cup champion, stopped by the Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks fields on Aug. 26 for a surprise visit. He met with the DMCV Sharks BU12 team, coached by Warren Barton.

Donovan offered words of advice and inspiration, signed autographs and took pictures with the boys.