He also played professionally in England and Germany. He said he played most of his career in the States to be near family and to help build MLS into a league respected worldwide.
Forget all the goals, assists or the hat tricks against Scotland, Ecuador and Cuba (he actually hung four on Cuba). soccer's fan base, and fame among America's casual fans.
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He was oh so fast and he could beat defenders one on one. If there was a penalty kick for the United States, he would bury it.
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continue to be felt for many years to come. He also had the game winning goal for the MLS all stars in a 2 1 victory Wednesday night against Bayern Munich.
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The Los Angeles Galaxy star told reporters in Los Angeles on Thursday that he doesn't have the same passion for the game that he had when he began playing professionally as a teenager. He said he made his final decision to leave the game about two weeks ago.
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"Landon is to MLS what Michael Jordan was to the NBA, Wayne Gretzky was to the NHL and Tiger Woods was to the PGA Tour: a player whose sporting accomplishments and popularity transformed their respective leagues and set a new standard for how the Nike Air Force 1 Orange And Grey game would be played," MLS Commissioner Don Garber said. He already had contemplated retiring, he said, but came back from his trip abroad rejuvenated and anxious to play on.
Not everyone who helped him with the decision was pro retirement, he said. At 32, he could still be a good player for a few more seasons. And he is walking away from the last two years of his contract, which pays him "a lot of money," he said.
He will be remembered most for his moments of brilliance for the Red, White and Blue. national team and its history.
Soccer. history, knocking home a stoppage time shot in the 2010 World Cup to beat Algeria and get the United States out of group play. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who praised the player Thursday.
He's one of the primary reasons fans of archrival Mexico shudder when they hear the chant "dos a cero" (two to zero). The most glorious dos a cero for American fans came when Donovan buried the second goal in the 2002 World Cup round of 16. His first game for the United States was against Mexico in 2000, when he was just 18. He scored.
he has accomplished."
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