According to United States soccer analyst Taylor Twellman, the L.A. Galaxy’s Landon Donovan is set to retire at the end of the 2014 MLS season. Donovan, who just last night scored the game winning goal in the 2014 MLS All Star Game against Bayern Munich, has been a professional since 1999 and is arguably the most influential American soccer player of all time.
Taylor Twellman, broke the news on twitter this morning, reporting that the L.A. Galaxy’s breaking news this morning was not going to be the addition of a new player.
Donovan has scored 105 goals for the Galaxy since 2005, and has been a premier player in the MLS for close to a decade. Most remembered for his heroics in the 2010 World Cup, the 32-year-old striker has appeared in the red, white and blue over 150 times, and is the top scorer in American soccer history. After recently being snubbed by current American head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Donovan’s absence from the 2014 World Cup had many soccer pundits questioning the German skipper, as Donovan is considered one of the best American attackers around.