According to Landon Donovan, the 2014 Major League Soccer (MLS) season will be his last season as a professional soccer player. The 32-year old striker has been the face of both the MLS and United States Soccer for nearly a decade, and now he has decided that he will be stepping off the pitch as a player.
While many sources like the MLS and the LA Galaxy have already said their thanks to Donovan, the American Outlaws twitter account sent out one of the better thank you messages so far, posting @AmericanOutlaws, “Landon Donovan embodies what this team/sport is about & wears national team jersey with as much pride as any American ever will. We love ya.”
Donovan played in three World Cups for the United States, scoring five goals in twelve games. Infamously, his goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup was his signature moment.
He has also appeared in 156 international games for the United States, scoring 57 times and in 320 MLS games played he has scored 138 times.