Landon Donovan will play one more game with the U.S. men’s soccer national team – in East Hartford. Donovan will make his final appearance with the Americans on Friday night, October 10, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford when the U.S. hosts Ecuador at 7 p.m. It will be broadcast live on ESPN.
The decision by national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann to leave Donovan, 32, off the U.S. team that played in the World Cup earlier this summer in Brazil was tremendously disappointing to Donovan and his supporters across the country. But his fans will get one last chance to cheer Donovan in his 157th international appearance.
Donovan announced in August that he would retire from soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season. He holds several records for the U.S. national team, including most goals (57) and assists (58). He scored one of the most iconic goals in U.S. soccer history in the 2010 World Cup with his goal in the final seconds against Algeria to give the Americans a 1-0 victory and their first Group title since 1930. Donovan popped in a rebound of a shot by teammate Clint Dempsey.
Donovan played on three World Cup teams for the U.S. in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Continue Reading