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Landon Donovan wants to go to college

Landon Donovan reflects embraces future possibilities as iconic career ends SI com


There are a lot of things the greatest player in U.S. men’s national team history would like to do once he retires from soccer at the end of this MLS season. One of them is to have the college experience that he never got by turning pro at 17. Psychology classes, sports business classes, foreign language classes. Donovan, 32, wants to try some new experiences.

“There are so many things,” he says during a wide-ranging interview on the field at the LA Galaxy’s StubHub Center. “I want to travel, to see all these different places that I haven’t been able to see. I’ve been to a lot of places, but I haven’t seen a lot of things from places. I want to spend time with my family. I want to just sit and have weeks at a time where I do nothing, but I can wake up and do whatever I want.”

“I want to golf. I want to go to college and take classes. I want to hopefully do some commentating stuff, although somebody told me if I’m going to do commentating I just need to be myself, but hopefully more entertaining. So I’m going to work on that. And I think coaching kids would be fun. I have all these things I’ve always sort of wanted to do, and now I have the opportunity to just try them and see what resonates.”

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He mentions college second. He mentions GOLF first.

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