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Donovan to retire from professional soccer
Donovan Retirement So Heal
In this July 12 photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan, center, shoots as he is defended by Real Salt Lake's Chris Schuler during the second half of their MLS match in Carson, Calif. - photo by Associated Press
CARSON, Calif. — A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good. The 32-year-old Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season, wrapping up the most prolific career in the league's history with one last run at a championship with the LA Galaxy.