The Washington Post’s Soccer Insider reporter Steven Goff calls Landon Donovan “the most prolific scorer in U.S. men’s soccer history.” Now, the L.A. Galaxy star has decided to retire after the conclusion of the 2014 season.
Reaction around the Web was swift, deep and nearly universal in corners of the soccer world. Here is a selection of the most heartfelt (and sometimes funniest) tweets about the 32-year-old star’s afternoon announcement.
— tim howard (@TimHowardGK) August 7, 2014
Congratulations to Landon Donovan for an unbelievable career. You Put US soccer on the map and we are all very grateful. #LD10
— Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu) August 7, 2014
— Zac MacMath (@ZacMacMath) August 7, 2014
— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) August 7, 2014
— Drew Moor (@drewmoor) August 7, 2014
Landon Donovan will go down as the best player our country has produced. It will be fun watching others try and reach a bar that high.
— Kyle Martino (@kylemartino) August 7, 2014
— Jamie Watson (@jamiewatson77) August 7, 2014
— Charlie Davies (@CharlieDavies9) August 7, 2014
— Alecko Eskandarian (@alecko11) August 7, 2014