August 8, 2014 in Sports

Landon Donovan says he’ll retire after MLS season

 

A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good. The 32-year-old Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. “I think for the last few years, I haven’t had the same passion that I had previously in my career,” Donovan said at the Galaxy’s stadium in Carson, California. “To some extent, I had felt obligated to keep playing. … It’s time to enjoy the rest of the season, and there would be no better way than to go out as a champion, so that’s what I want to do.” Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and the top scorer in U.S. national team history. – Associated Press


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