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Donovan to speak at 2015 NSCAA Convention

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By DAN KARELL

One of Landon Donovan’s first tasks after retiring from professional soccer will be going into public speaking.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America have tabbed Donovan to speak at their annual convention, set to take place on Jan. 16 in Philadelphia, Penn.. Donovan will by joined by a number of American and foreign coaches at the convention, and will be speaking about his career and rise in U.S. Soccer.

“It’s been an interesting year but one that has had a positive impact on me, both personally and professionally,” Donovan said in a statement. “I look forward to reminiscing about my soccer journey with some of the coaches who have helped me along the way, and I thank the NSCAA for creating this special opportunity to share my experiences with coaches from across the country.”

Donovan and the LA Galaxy are currently preparing for the Western Conference finals of the MLS Cup playoffs, where they’ll take on the Seattle Sounders. Donovan is aiming to take his record goals and assists totals to his sixth MLS Cup title.

“I speak on behalf of the Association and Convention attendees when I thank Landon in advance for attending our event in January,” NSCAA CEO Joe Cummings said in a statement. “To have a player of his caliber share his insights on his journey, fresh off of a remarkable career, is truly an honor. I’m sure those in attendance will glean valuable knowledge to take back to their teams.”

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  1. Not a Galaxy fan but a huge fan of Landon. Anything he does in retirement to strengthen US Soccer and MLS, I applaud. All the cynics who have called him a prima Dona will eat their words as the retired GREATEST AMERICAN PLAYER EVER proves that he is a TEAM FIRST guy who will help our league and our national team. Kudos LD and congrats on a truly exceptional career. There will never be another Landon. I will miss him greatly.

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  2. I’ll bet a steak dinner the most asked question will contain these 3 words: Jurgen, Klinsmann, relationship. That aside, that should be an interesting convention.

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