DaMarcus Beasley will retire at the end of the season
The American midfielder has decided to put an end to a career full of success, in which he played with eight different clubs, besides being essential for the USMNT.
The soon-to-be 37-year-old player is currently playing his 20th professional season and is a four-time Gold Cup winner, but has decided to let the world know this will be his last year on the soccer fields.
"Before my 37th birthday, I'd just like to say that this year will be my last. I appreciate all the love, cheers, and jeers throughout these past 20 years. Being on the pith has fulfilled every dream I could have ever imagined. Thank you and more words on another day! #quickliketakingoffabandaid," was the goodbye letter Beasley published on his Twitter account.
Beasley had a successful 20-year career which he spent with eight different teams: LA Galaxy, Chicago Fire, PSV Eindhoven, Manchester City, Glasgow Rangers, Hannover 96, Puebla and Houston Dynamo, the club where he will hang up his cleats.
Some of his most significant moments happened with the Dutch club, PSV, where he won the Eredivisie title during his first year and became the first American footballer to reach a Champions League semi-final.
United States Men's National Team
DaMarcus was an essential player for the US national team proving himself a key part of the consecutive Gold Cup championship wins in 2002 and 2003 and won the same competition twice more in 2007 and 2013.
DaMarcus Beasley has appeared in four different World Cups: 2002 Korea-Japan where the USMNT went all the way to the quarter-finals, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014.
Beasley and the US national team managed to reach the final of the 2009 South Africa Confederations Cup where they played Brazil, the winners of the tournament 3-2, leaving the Stars and Stripes side as runner-ups.