Maybe the Best US Soccer Player Ever Is Retiring
Landon Donovan calling it quits after season ends
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 7, 2014 1:17 PM CDT
Landon Donovan, right, celebrates with Erick Torres (19), after Donovan scored the go-ahead goal in the second half of the MLS All-Star game, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.   (Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – Landon Donovan last night was named MVP in his 14th MLS All-Star game, and today the LA Galaxy forward widely considered to be the best soccer player in American history says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and a five-time league champion. He scored a goal in the All-Stars' 2-1 win over Bayern Munich last night in Portland.

Donovan agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy just a year ago, pronouncing himself revitalized after an extended sabbatical. He took several months off after winning the Galaxy's second straight MLS Cup title alongside now-retired David Beckham in December 2012. Donovan was controversially left off his fourth US World Cup team this summer. In 2010, he did this.

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Aug 10, 2014 8:56 AM CDT
All the sports are the cowards. They are millionaires and wealthy because thanks to stupid people like you who cheered and supported them. The people like you forgot something: Where is your profit in return ? Where is your wealthy and millionaires ? Those aren't going to make you happy anyway. Stop pay them. Go ahead and ask them if they can help with your money problem or poor problem.. Will they help ? HECK NO! They won't.. They just thank you for their millionaires. Without you, they are NOTHING. Oh yes, dont comment it. I am just leaving the message for the point of view and opinion. I dont answer them after. Sorry about my English. Cheers.
Russell's Teapot
Aug 7, 2014 7:28 PM CDT
He's still sore after being rejected for the US World Cup soccer team?
Aug 7, 2014 1:42 PM CDT
Maybe retiring or maybe the best. Hell of a dangler there.