US soccer star Landon Donovan wants to help Premier League side Swansea City become an American club.
The 35-year old was appointed by the owners of the club Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien as an adviser.
Landon Donovan has played a major role in American owners taking charge of Swansea City.
Since the takeover, the club has gone through a troubled spell with several managerial changes. US businessmen Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan are in charge of the club. In order to help them in the advisory role, Landon Donovan has been assisting them in various aspects regarding the Premier league. The former Everton player knows a thing or two about the division after having been at Everton in two loan spells. He has also played for the likes of Bayern Munich and LA Galaxy, and Donovan is easily the most celebrated American soccer player.
USA Soccer legend Landon Donovan has called time on his footballing career.
The MLS star said the retirement is from professional football and that it is with immediate effect. This is not the first time he is retiring. He did two years ago but then he came out of it to help his struggling former club Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.
Landon Donovan may have retired from the game, but it seems that he retains a keen interest on football – especially the MLS.
The former LA Galaxy forward is regarded as one of the greatest strikers to have represented the United States national team. However, he came up with a sudden announcement of the retirement to shock the world at just over 30. Even though he came out of retirement only for a few months before going out of the game, Donovan’s best years seemed to be behind him even when he retired. However, he remained a model professional throughout his career.
Landon Donovan says that the current US national team roster happens to be one of the most talented in the national team’s history.
The former LA Galaxy forward recently announced his retirement from the national team for the second time. It was a huge surprise considering that everyone regarded as one of the greatest players in the US national team history, while he was only 32 years old.