Landon Donovan Retires From Football As LA Galaxy Wins MLS Title

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A 2-1 extra time victory saw the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the New England Revolution to win the MLS title.

The match was especially special for striker Landon Donovan, as it was the last professional game of his career.

“I’m in a little bit of a daze. There’s a lot going on,” Donovan said of his emotions. “There’s a lot of obvious excitement, some sadness. There’s uncertainty and just pure joy for this team and for what we did. It just feels a bit strange, I guess, is the best way to put it.

“All and all, I’m really proud of what this team accomplished this year. And it’s so nice to be in that locker room and see so may happy faces. For me, that’s as enjoyable as anything as you get older.”

Donovan has had a long career that saw him become the all-time leading scorer in MLS and for the United States men’s national team.

“Could I play [more]? Probably,” said Donovan, who is looking forward to playing soccer with his older brother Josh like they did as kids in Redlands, Calif. “But I know it’s better to retire than to get cut. … It’s been a long road.”



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