LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan is confident Juan Pablo Angel will fill the void left by Edson Buddle.

Former Aston Villa striker Angel will step in for Buddle this MLS season after the USA international's move to Germany.

"He's just dangerous," Donovan said of Ángel. "The beauty of having Edson last year was that once teams realized that what he was doing was real - it wasn't just luck, it wasn't just he was taking a few shots and they were going in - it takes a lot of pressure of the rest of us.

"Juan Pablo's the same way."