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Landon Donovan determined to prove himself after contemplating retirement

NEW YORK -- In February, Landon Donovan arrived in Cambodia trying to figure out whether or not he still loved the game of soccer.

He was burned out and burdened with external pressures, as he explains, and wanted to see if he still had that spark. After spending eight days in the Southeast Asian country, Donovan can recall a moment when he knew he still had plenty to offer to the game.

"Kids were out playing soccer one day and I realized that I wanted to play with them," Donovan told Goal. "That's a feeling that I should have and that's a feeling that I have back now."

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