Thursday November 12th, 2015

One year since he retired, former U.S. men's national team star Landon Donovan says he is “starting to get the itch to coach,” according to Goal.com.

“Just in the last month I’ve talked a lot to my agent and my wife about starting to get the itch to coach,” Donovan said. “I’m not sure what that means and at what level but I’ve started to get that itch. I think what it evolves from is being able to help and being able to improve the game in a way. What all of us want to do when we get out of the game is we want to have the ability to go back and make an impact and help others.”

Donovan says that he has not selected an age at which he would like to start coaching. He remains in good shape, but is not seriously considering a return to the pitch.

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Donovan, 33, retired at the end of the 2014 MLS season after the Los Angeles Galaxy was crowned the MLS champion. He finished his career with the USMNT with 57 goals and 58 assists, which are both national team records. MLS named its MVP award after Donovan following his retirement.

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