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Reaction to Donovan's retirement

Following the announcement that Landon Donovan will retire at the end of the current MLS season, tributes poured in to the 32-year-old:

MLS commissioner, Don Garber, compared Donovan with the greatest names in other sports. 

U.S. Soccer passed on its plaudits too:

U.S. Soccer's president echoed the views of the organisation:

His former general manager at the LA Galaxy was definitive in his estimation of Donovan's standing in history:

Several of Donovan's former U.S. teammates weighed in, with one referencing his infamous 2013 sabbatical:

Donovan's former teams thanked him for his contributions as well:

Fan organisations were quick to add their praise for the U.S. legend:

Media members who have covered Donovan's greatest moments lined up to doff their caps:

Donovan's national team numbers are, of course, remarkable and record-breaking:

Though the news seems so final, there is hope that Donovan goes out in style:

And what will Donovan do once he finishes as a player? He is committed to staying in the game but ruled out becoming an MLS boss:


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