Has anyone ever stopped and thought that soccer is all he's EVER done. Landon has pretty much played non-stop since he was 17. He's crammed an awful lot of miles of those legs and that's now contributing some of the recent nagging injuries. He is preparing for the second please of his life and probably has a bucket list of things he wants to accomplish. We forget he's more than a soccer player. We view him as this bionic, crazy fit, machine like player. Lord, knows I'm guilty as sin!! I think what Landon is going through is completely normal. He started out as a teenager and in American sports many players are in their mid-to-late 30's when these feelings occur. We look at his age of 30 and can't phathem going these pains. The real number to look at is 13 yrs which is his career length. That's a lot of sacrifice; that's a long time totally focused on one thing. I'm also curious why people think he's unhappy? To me he sounds content. He sounds like a man reflecting on his legacy. He doesn't seem unhappy. In fact, he seems like a man that has accomplished more than he could ever dream of and that he could ride off into the sunset happy. There is nothing worse that seeing elite athletes trying to hold onto their former selves by playing far too long. Ending on top in the way to go. I would be sad to see Donovan call an end to his career but it is bound to happen. Sooner than later it seems. There's is nothing wrong with that. He's human and has earned to right to go out in style. He can never been replaced but USSF, MLS, and LA can move on. They have to.