On Thursday, American soccer superstar Landon Donovan announced his plans to retire at the end of the MLS season. And for a brief, magical moment Twitter was filled with actually nice things.
Famously snubbed for the 2014 World Cup roster, Donovan remains the top scorer in both national-team and MLS history and even earned league All-Star Game MVP honors on Wednesday night. Teammates and famous fans alike flooded the social networking site to express their feelings about the surprising news, catapulting #ThanksLD to one of the top trending topics within moments.
— tim howard (@TimHowardGK) August 7, 2014
— Heather O'Reilly (@HeatherOReilly) August 7, 2014
— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) August 7, 2014
You're welcome @landondonovan for all the goals I let you score. Drinks on YOU!!!
— Joe Cannon (@JoeCannonGK1) August 7, 2014
No word yet if MLS teams will provide Donovan with a Derek Jeter-esque farewell tour, complete with ovations and random gifts he will likely never use. But we all can dream.
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