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Aug 7, 2014

Reaction to Donovan's retirement

LA Galaxy and United States star Landon Donovan announced via Facebook that he will be retiring at the end of this season.

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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