Landon Donovan is talking of retirement next year!
Landon has admitted that he is considering quitting the game at the end of the 2013 Major League Soccer season.
Loved at Everton, Landon is a national hero back in the USA and is about to achieve another ambition and captain the national side. He has won over 140 caps for caps and has won two national titles since moving to LA Galaxy in 2005 but maybe the end is nigh?
His contract ends and the end of the next MLS season and Landon is considering bringing his illustrious career to an end.
Landon said: 'At the end of this season, I'm going to re-evaluate everything and see how I feel.'
'If I want to keep playing, I'll keep playing. If I don't want to keep playing, I won't keep playing.'
'If I want to go elsewhere, I'll try to make that happen. If I want to stay here, I'll try to make that happen. I don't know the answer to that right now.'
'Why wouldn't I consider retirement? When I was younger, I was motivated by different things. I wanted to score all the time, I wanted to be famous, I wanted to be popular, I wanted to make money.'
'I wanted to do all of those things, but at the end of it all, those things don't do a lot for you.'
Maybe one last swansong in January at Goodison for Landon?
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