United States (4E Sports) – Landon Donovan will be playing one last time for U.S. Soccer after the club announced Tuesday that their all-time leading scorer will suit up once again in a game against Ecuador.
Donovan stated, “I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to play for my country one last time.”
“I’m so grateful to all the fans that have supported me and this game will give me the chance to say thank you to all of them,” he added.
Donovan made his debut for U.S. Soccer in the year 2000 but was not included in the 2014 World Cup squad.
The 32-year-old had 156 international appearances and 57 goals together with 58 assists, both are records for the national team.
Five of those goals were made participating three times in the World Cup (2002, 2006 and 2010).
US Soccer President Sunil Gulati said, “For 15 years, Landon has thrilled us with his amazing abilities on the field and impressed us with his gracious approach off the field.”
Gulati also added that they want to celebrate Donovan’s legacy in their home game against Ecuador.
Donovan stated, “I look forward to a great evening and I’m thankful to U.S. Soccer for making this happen.”
Earlier this month, Donovan shared plans of retiring from professional play after the MLS season.
The friendly against Ecuador will be on October 10 in East Hartford, Connecticut.