Alert: Landon Donovan to retire at end of 2014 season

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  1. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
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    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
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    United States
    And all of Mexico just let out a huge sigh of relief….
     
  2. forie

    forie Member+

    Sep 14, 2007
    Costa Mesa
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    United States
     
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  3. Grok

    Grok Member

    Oct 6, 2013
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    Not a peep (or a tweet) from Klinsmann yet. Stay classy, dood.
     
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  4. Berks

    Berks Member+

    Dec 22, 2010
    NorCal
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    United States
    Next question:
    Evertonians love him.
     
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  5. Berks

    Berks Member+

    Dec 22, 2010
    NorCal
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    Adam Serrano @LAGalaxyInsider · 8m
    "I certainly wasn't going to let one person's poor decision this summer affect my decision" - LD on if WC snub impacted choice to retire.

    Can't wait for the book.
     
  6. Berks

    Berks Member+

    Dec 22, 2010
    NorCal
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    ^After the news, I was wondering if he would play in one of the US games later this year as his final one. But with that quote, not sure that's happening. Unless Bruce guest coaches.
     
  7. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    TX
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    #107 tsaldana3, Aug 7, 2014
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    Well that's a horrible birthday present for me... :(

    Excuse me while I go burn my #10 LD jersey. kidding of course, still hurts though.
     
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  8. 73Bruin

    73Bruin Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Torrance, California
    Frankly, I could see JK claiming that he could tell LDs heart wasn't in it by his play for the Galaxy prior to the WC camp. I wish I could argue against that, but I really can't.

    FWIW, this also fits the notion that JK picked his 23 before camp. I still disagree with JK's decision to leave LD at home.
     
  9. profiled

    profiled Moderator
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    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
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  10. profiled

    profiled Moderator
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    Feb 7, 2000
    slightly north of a mile high
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    I really hope what he says is true, he's looked great the past couple of games, and now we learn they were both after he'd made his decision to retire.
     
  11. galvanator

    galvanator Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    Atascadero, CA USA
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    I think JK is waiting for his son to make the first tweet...he seems to be the voice of the family on social media.
    I'm going with A.
     
  12. forie

    forie Member+

    Sep 14, 2007
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  13. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    watching the press conference, I held it together. But watching Bruce Arena in his one-on-one interview after the press conference.....I lost it.

    God bless Bruce.
     
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  14. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    ....or JK's star struck little puppy named Sunil. Good Sunil. Stay Sunil.
    Now go tell everyone how great I am some more Sunil.
    That's it.

    Good boy.
     
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  15. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    To be fair, Sunil did tweet about the LD retirement announcement:

    Sunil Gulati ‏@sunilgulati 5h
    Quite simply the best player ever to wear the #USMNT jersey. Congrats on an amazing career @LandonDonovan #ThanksLD
     
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  16. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    I like Sunil and have often defended him. Just looking for any shot at that phony bullshitter named JK.

    Thanks for the correction.
     
  17. barroldinho

    barroldinho Member+

    Man Utd and LA Galaxy
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    Aug 13, 2007
    Ex-pat in HB, CA
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    I assume you took part in the superdraft but opted not to play in MLS on account of being selected by Columbus?
     
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  18. forie

    forie Member+

    Sep 14, 2007
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  19. TrickHog

    TrickHog Moderator
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    Oct 14, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Yep, Arena is human after all...
     
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  20. dashiel

    dashiel Member+

    Jul 15, 2000
    orange county
  21. Topper

    Topper BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 19, 1999
    SoCal
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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  22. L.A. Native

    L.A. Native Member+

    Aug 1, 2013
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    Damn...whole new respect for Bruce
     
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  23. Grok

    Grok Member

    Oct 6, 2013
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    goddammit i can't wait for tomorrow night. the amount of love for landon in that stadium is going to be insane.
     
  24. The Beautiful Gamer

    The Beautiful Gamer BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 26, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    First we lose out on Frank Lampard. Then we lose out on KaKa. Now we lose out on Sasha Kljestan; and to add insult to injury Landon Donovan announces that he will retire at the ripe old age of 32!! REALLY?!?! [​IMG]

    ......after my head was done exploding I too felt numb. Damn I just went through this with Beckham. (In Kevin Hart Voice)Nooooo Landon I wasn't ready!!!!! :cry:
     
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  25. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
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    --other--
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    United States
    Yup, finally the Galaxy have reached Tsar Bomba territory.
     
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