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Revolution star Jay Heaps retires

Longmeadow native feels lucky to have played in N.E.

Updated: December 2, 2009, 3:46 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Calling himself the luckiest athlete for having been able to play for his hometown squad, Jay Heaps formally announced his retirement from Major League Soccer after 11 seasons Wednesday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.

"I'm a very emotional player, person; that's how I live my life, that's how I played the game," said Heaps. "But today is not about being sad, the emotion is not there for me. It's not sadness. I'm here with absolutely no regret. I can walk away from this ...

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