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MLS Cup Could Be Donovan's Last Game

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Two years ago, after the longest season of his long career, Landon Donovan returned to his Manhattan Beach home, drew the curtains, turned off the phone and spent two weeks trying to recover.

 

He eventually emerged from his sequestration to have one of his finest Major League Soccer seasons in 2011, leading the Galaxy with 15 goals, including the score that gave the team its first title in six years.

 

Exhausted again, Donovan will go back into hiding after Saturday's MLS Cup final, his 49th game in 48 weeks. Only this time he says he's not sure he'll return.

 

"I'm going to take as much time as I need and decide if and when I'm ready to come back," he said. "I can't put a time frame on that. If it takes two weeks and I'm...

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