Here’s what some of Landon Donovan’s soccer buddies are saying about his retirement


(Jay LaPrete/AP)

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.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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Marissa Payne · August 7, 2014