Landon Donovan's Top 10 Moments as He Announces His Retirement Plans

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Landon Donovan's Top 10 Moments as He Announces His Retirement Plans
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For a generation of football fans in the United States, Landon Donovan has represented the maturation process of both his country’s national team and Major League Soccer.

With that in mind, it is only natural that his retirement plans—announced via Facebook and confirmed by the Los Angeles Galaxy—are accompanied by mixed emotions, at once sadness and gratitude.

Since his time as a United States Under-17 international, Donovan has provided no shortage of thrills, and many of his greatest moments are also signposts for football in the United States.

Following are 10 of them—goals and performances that have come to define both a person and a country’s football history.

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