Dec 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan (middle) and forward Robbie Keane (right) celebrate with the MLS Cup trophy after defeating the Houston Dynamo during the 2012 MLS Cup game at the Home Depot Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Landon Donovan Hints At Retirement After Los Angeles Galaxy Win MLS Cup

The Los Angeles Galaxy finished their season with a second consecutive MLS Cup championship, 3-1 against the Houston Dynamo, in the American finale for British midfielder David Beckham.

Following the match, American star and MLS veteran Landon Donovan took some time to discuss his future in soccer.

Donovan did not provide any immediate updates on his status for the future, but he did talk about a moment he had on the field that he enjoyed after raising the MLS Cup.

Judging by Donovan’s comments about his sister and her newborn baby, it is just the latest hint that the star midfielder could be one step closer to calling it quits for his career.

I have to listen to my heart, and right now my gut says to get away for a while,” Donovan said.

“I had a really nice moment where my sister got to come down on the field and [the baby] was sleeping on her, and it sort of puts it all in perspective and makes me realize I want to be closer to my family for a while and then figure out the soccer later.”

If Donovan is ready to call it quits, he will go down as one of the greatest American soccer stars in the history of the game.


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