Landon Donovan through the years

"After careful deliberation and many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last year as a professional soccer player,” Donovan wrote in a letter to Galaxy fans. “It has been more than anything I could have dreamed of to represent the LA Galaxy, the San Jose Earthquakes, Everton, U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer throughout my career."
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USA's Landon Donovan runs over New Zealand's Jeremy Christie as his teammate Kenny Cutler looks on in the opening match of the U17 Soccer World Championships played at the Nth Harbour Stadium,Wednesday. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan of the United States runs on the pitch during the Olympic Men's Soccer competition at Sydney Stadium in Sydney, Australia on September 26, 2000. (Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan #10 of the West All-Star team is awarded the trophy for Most Valuable Player after the MLS All-Star Game at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The sixth MLS All-Star Game ended in a 6-6 draw. Brian Bahr/Allsport


Landon Donovan of the USA celebrates scoring the second goal during the Mexico v USA, World Cup Second Round match played at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju, South Korea on June 17, 2002. The USA won 2-0. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan #10 of the San Jose Earthquakes kisses the Alan I. Rothenberg trophy after defeating the Chicago Fire in the MLS Cup on November 23, 2003 at the The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The Earthquakes defeated the Fire 4-2 to win the MLS Cup Championship. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


The San Jose Earthquakes' Landon Donovan in the first half against the New England Revolution, in San Jose, California Saturday, July 24, 2004. (Photo by John Todd/MLS)


Landon Donovan celebrates the Galaxy victory and 2005 MLS Cup. Los Angeles Galaxy beat New England Revolution 1-0 in double overtime at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas on November 13 2005. (Photo by Tony Quinn/MLS)


USA's Landon Donovan clashes with Ghana's Liliasu Shilla during the Group E game between the USA and Ghana at Franken-Stadion in Nuremberg, Germany on June 22, 2006. Ghana won 2-1 and eliminated the USA from the tournament. (Photo by T. Quinn/WireImage)


David Beckham #23 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks on as teammate Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy moves the ball during their MLS match against the Chicago Fire on October 21, 2007 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Fire defeated the Galaxy 1-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy jumps in the air to celebrate his third goal of the game as teammates Alan Gordon #21 and Sean Franklin #28 look on in the second half against CD Chivas USA during their MLS game at the Home Depot Center on April 26, 2008 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated Chivas USA 5-2. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy takes a corner kick against the Kansas City Wizards during their MLS game at The Home Depot Center on May 30, 2009 in Carson, California. The Galaxy and Wizards finished with a 1-1 draw. (Photo by Robert Mora/MLS via Getty Images)


Landon Donovan of the United States celebrates scoring the winning goal that sends the USA through to the second round during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group C match between USA and Algeria at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 23, 2010 in Tshwane/Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy and his teammates celebrate with the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy on the podium after defeating the Houston Dynamo in the 2011 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on November 20, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy defeated the Dynamo 1-0 to win the 2011 MLS Cup. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)


Landon Donovan #10 of Los Angeles Galaxy waves to the crowd after he walks off the field after the Galaxy defeat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 to win the 2012 MLS Cup at The Home Depot Center on December 1, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


 Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy kicks the ball as sprinklers come on before a game against Real Salt Lake during the first half of an MLS soccer game June 8, 2013 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)