WATCH: Retired-again Donovan jumps off taco truck into crowd of USMNT supporters
Landon Donovan made it clear this week that he is, once again, retired, and it's a good thing.
It's typically taboo for active players to stage dive (or, in this case, taco-truck dive) into a a crowd of fans standing on asphalt. That was the scene in San Jose, California, on Thursday ahead of the United States men's national team's crucial World Cup qualifying match against Honduras.
Speaking to a crowd of U.S. supporters, the United States' all-time leading scorer reminded all of their allegiance with the words, "Go f***ing USA," before swanning back-first into the crowd:
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Donovan, the U.S. men's national team's all-time leading scorer, briefly came out of retirement to play again for the LA Galaxy last year. He was reportedly offered a contract by Real Salt Lake in January, but he made it clear to several outlets this week that he is done playing.
"No more playing for me," he told Yahoo Sports.
The U.S. men enter Friday's match winless in their first two World Cup qualifying final-round games and bottom of the six-team table. With several regular starters injured, the spotlight has only increased on 18-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic. Speaking to FourFourTwo USA this week, Donovan said that 18-year-old Pulisic is already better than 18-year-old Donovan -- and that the kid can handle the pressure. Read more here: