Landon Donovan is retiring.
Donovan announced today on Facebook that he will be retiring at the end of the 2014 MLS season.
After careful deliberation, I have decided that this will be my last season as a professional soccer player https://t.co/UuxXkXlYi1
— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) August 7, 2014
Landon Donovan writes on Facebook: After careful deliberation and after many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last season as a professional soccer player… I feel incredibly blessed and lucky to have played a role in the remarkable growth of MLS and US Soccer during my playing career. And while my career as a player will soon be over, rest assured I will stay connected on many levels to the beautiful game.
Donovan is considered by many to be the greatest American soccer player of all time. He is the leading goal scorer for the United States in the World Cup and the all time leading goal scorer in the MLS.
His career did end on a bit of a down note, however, as he was cut from the World Cup team this year.
Jurgen Klinsmann doesn't have to worry about cutting Landon Donovan ever again. Landon is retiring.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) August 7, 2014
Donovan didn’t make the World Cup team this year but his impact on the sport is still undeniable. The hashtag #thanksLD has been trending all afternoon as fans bid farewell to their favorite soccer player.
— Tim Howard (@TimHowardGK) August 7, 2014
— U.S. Soccer MNT (@USMNT) August 7, 2014
— Sunil Gulati (@sunilgulati) August 7, 2014
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