The news that Landon Donovan is set to retire at the end of this MLS season, which finishes in March, has left American soccer fans in a bit of shock.
At just 32 years of age, the decision came from leftfield, and has left a few people speechless.
Literally speechless, in the case of his manager Bruce Arena, who got a bit of a lump in his throat when asked to pay tribute to the player he’s managed for so long, both for club and country.
Arena managed to say ‘It’s kinda hard to answer that’, before letting out a squeal of raw emotion.
Great to see such emotion, but couldn’t they have just done another take?