Landon Donovan, the USA men’s national team’s ALL-TIME leader in goals (57) and assists (58), will play one final game, a friendly against Ecuador!
USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced on Tuesday that he will call the US icon into the team’s international friendly again Ecuador, giving Donovan one last chance to don his country’s colors before he hangs up his USA jersey for good.
The game will take place Oct. 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut. Donovan is undoubtedly the most decorated male player to ever don the United States uniform. If you’ve been looking to travel to see a USMNT game, this is reason enough to take the trip! This will be fans last chance to see Donovan in action.
There was so much controversy to Donovan’s retirement announcement because of Donovan’s cut from the World Cup team in May. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmanncontroversially cut Donovan, shocking U.S. fans everywhere leaving fans wondering why our team would be heading into the largest sporting event in the world without our best player. Donovan took a stab at Klinsmann earlier this month during the press conference announcing the player’s retirement. “I certainly wasn’t going to allow one person’s poor choice to impact a decision like this,” Donovan said.
In June, when Donovan was asked about the possibility of him returning to the national team under Klinsmann, he said: “That depends on a lot of conversations that would have to be held.”
Donovan, 32, is expected to play around 20 to 30 minutes in the game and will be honored by the federation for his contributions to U.S. soccer. He’s done so much for U.S. Soccer, it’s safe to say that he’s sealed his legacy!