LA Galaxy star Landon Donovan says he will retire from pro soccer after season

 

 
 
 
 
FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, shows Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaking at news conference in Carson, Calif. Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
 
 

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, shows Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaking at news conference in Carson, Calif. Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

CARSON, Calif. — Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.

The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and a five-time league champion.

Donovan was named the most valuable player of his 14th MLS All-Star game on Wednesday night in Portland, scoring a goal in the All-Stars’ 2-1 win over Bayern Munich.

Donovan agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy just a year ago, pronouncing himself revitalized after an extended sabbatical. He took several months off after winning the Galaxy’s second straight MLS Cup title alongside now-retired David Beckham in December 2012.

Donovan was not included on his fourth U.S. World Cup team this summer.

 
 
 
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FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, shows Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaking at news conference in Carson, Calif. Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
 

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, shows Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaking at news conference in Carson, Calif. Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

 
FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo, shows Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaking at news conference in Carson, Calif. Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan holds up the MLS Cup after they won their championship soccer match against the Houston Dynamo in Carson, Calif. Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history.  (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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