Landon Donovan, the greatest to ever wear the U.S. men's soccer uniform retires

On Friday night at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, at a friendly match against Ecuador, Donovan will make his final U.S. men’s national team appearance.



    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy plays the ball past Andrew Farrell #2 of the New England Revolution in the first half during the 2014 MLS Cup match at StubHub Center on December 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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    FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, United States' Landon Donovan gestures after scoring on a penalty kick during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer game against Cuba in Sandy, Utah. Donovan will be surrounded by a relatively youthful roster for the United States' exhibition against Ecuador in Connecticut on Friday, when he is set to make his 157th and final international appearance. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)


    25 Oct 2000: Landon Donovan #13 of the USA moves in and kicks the ball away from Sergio Almaguer #3 of Mexico during the game at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The USA defeated Mexico 2-0.Mandatory Credit: Jeff Gross /Allsport


    KANSAS CITY, KS - OCTOBER 11: Landon Donovan #10 of the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team sprays himself with water before taking the field against Jamaica at Sporting Park on October 11, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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    United States' Landon Donovan speaks about his retirement from soccer during a press conference in Bristol, Conn. Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Donovan makes his last international appearance Friday night in an soccer exhibition against Ecuador. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 23: Landon Donovan of the United States celebrates with teammate Edson Buddle after 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) *** Local Caption *** Landon Donovan;Edson Buddle
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    JEONJU - JUNE 17: 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)
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    ULSAN - JUNE 21: Landon Donovan of the USA is dejected after the FIFA World Cup Finals 2002 Quarter-Finals match between Germany and the USA played at the Ulsan-Munsu World Cup Stadium, in Ulsan, South Korea on June 21, 2002. Germany won the match 1-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA- AUGUST 10: Landon Donovan #10 of the United States and Hector Moreno #15 of Mexico battle to head the ball at Lincoln Financial Field on August 10, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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    CARSON, CA - JANUARY 29: Midfielder Landon Donovan #10 of the USA dribbles the ball during an international friendly match against Norway on January 29, 2006 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The United States defeated Norway 5-0. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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    SALT LAKE CITY - JUNE 4: Goalkeeper Alvaro Messen #1 of Costa Rica dives but cannot stop the kick of Landon Donovan #10 of USA for a goal as Brian McBride #20 of USA looks on during the second half of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match at Rice-Eccles Stadium on June 4, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah. USA defeated Costa Rica 3-0. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: 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.DIGITAL IMAGE. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
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