Thursday August 7th, 2014

With Landon Donovan announcing his retirement from soccer on Thursday, the farewell tour for one of the United States' greatest players can begin in earnest. However, the majority of MLS cities probably won't get a chance to see Donovan in person before he rides off into the sunset.

Since the MLS Eastern and Western conference teams play each other home and away on alternate years, eight of the 10 Eastern Conference cities won't get the chance to see one final regular season game from Donovan in person following his announcement. In addition to those eastern locations, the Galaxy will not visit the Western Conference duo of Real Salt Lake or the Portland Timbers before the playoffs begin and won't play either of those teams prior to his retirement unless they meet in the playoffs (and that, of course, is assuming the teams reach the postseason).

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The other teams with Landon-less regular season run-ins are all from the Eastern Conference: Sporting Kansas City, New England Revolution, Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo, and the Chicago Fire. If any of those five want to say goodbye to Donovan, they'll need to meet the Galaxy in the MLS Cup final.

On the other hand, Donovan's farewell tour will include a good amount of interesting games. The MLS and U.S. national team's all-time scoring leader will take on his former club the San Jose Earthquakes in two California Clásicos, the first one of which takes place this weekend. Donovan will also line up opposite another of MLS' marquee stars, Thierry Henry, when the New York Red Bulls visit Los Angeles on Sept. 28. The Galaxy's season ends in a somewhat strange manner, with two straight games, home and away, against Clint Dempsey's Seattle Sounders.

Here is the entirety of the Galaxy's remaining regular season schedule with dates, times (all Eastern), and TV information.

August 8
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes
10:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network

August 16
LA Galaxy at Columbus Crew
7:30 p.m., MLS Live

August 20
LA Galaxy at Colorado Rapids
9 p.m., MLS Live

August 23
LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
10:30 p.m., ​MLS Live

August 27
LA Galaxy vs. D.C. United
10:30 p.m., ​MLS Live

August 31
LA Galaxy at Chivas USA
8 p.m., Univision Deportes

September 5
LA Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids
10:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network

September 10
LA Galaxy at Montreal Impact, 7:30 p.m.

September 14
LA Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes
3 p.m., UniMas

September 20
LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
10:30 p.m., MLS Live

September 28
LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls
8:30 p.m., ESPN2

October 4
LA Galaxy vs. Toronto FC
10:30 p.m., MLS Live

October 12
LA Galaxy at FC Dallas
7 p.m., ESPN2

October 19
LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders FC
8:30 p.m., ESPN

October 25
LA Galaxy at Seattle Sounders FC
2:30 p.m., NBC

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