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Twitter reaction to Landon Donovan’s retirement

Landon Donovan

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaks at news conference Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013, in Carson, Calif. Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy on Wednesday, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Here is the reaction (at #landondonvan and #ThanksLD) around the social media world of Twitter, regarding Landon Donovan’s recent announced decision to retire at the end of this year’s MLS season.

Former USMNT players Alexi Lalas and Taylor Twellman, among others close to the US soccer world, helped break the news and offer thanks after seeing Donovan’s tweet.

Big announcement doesn’t mean new player for @LAGalaxy. Looks like @landondonovan retiring at end of 2014 @MLS season. #BreakingNews

— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) August 7, 2014

— Darren Mattocks (@DarrenMattocks) August 7, 2014

It’s been an honor @landondonovan #ThanksLD pic.twitter.com/kMSNAwKLeT

— tim howard (@TimHowardGK) August 7, 2014

Congratulations on a great career to @landondonovan as he announces he’ll retire later this year. Part of EFC fabric. #ThanksLD

— Everton (@Everton) August 7, 2014

Thank you LD.. You’re a legend. #LegenD @landondonovan

— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) August 7, 2014

Quite simply the best player ever to wear the #USMNT jersey. Congrats on an amazing career @LandonDonovan #ThanksLD

— Sunil Gulati (@sunilgulati) August 7, 2014

When the story of pro soccer in the USA reaching its potential is written, Landon Donovan’s name will figure prominently. Thank you, LD.

— Merritt Paulson (@MerrittPaulson) August 7, 2014

A storied career for a special player, not just a U.S. soccer legend, but an all-time great in American sports history.