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Santino Quaranta retires from MLS

Updated: December 7, 2011, 10:19 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. national team player Santino Quaranta is retiring from professional soccer.

Quaranta said Wednesday he is leaving MLS after 11 seasons, including 10 with D.C. United.

The 27-year-old midfielder battled drug and alcohol addictions during his career before asking for help and beginning a recovery in late 2007. He now plans to spend much of his time helping others overcome similar problems in his native Baltimore.

Quaranta made 15 appearances with the ...

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