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DaMarcus Beasley announces retirement at end of 2019 season

Another longtime U.S. Men’s National Team servant will be hanging up his playing boots at the end of this season.

Houston Dynamo captain DaMarcus Beasley announced via social media on Monday that he will retire at the conclusion of the 2019 MLS season. Beasley will turn 37-years-old on Friday and is currently in his 20th professional season.

The defender has made 211 MLS appearance to date in two stints with the Chicago Fire (2000-04) and Dynamo (2014-current). After injuring his knee in the Concacaf Champions League, Beasley finally made his MLS debut this past Wednesday. He’s won three U.S. Open Cups and one Supporters Shield during his time in MLS.

Beasley has won 126 caps with the USMNT, appearing at four FIFA World Cups for the Stars and Stripes. He’s lifted four Concacaf Gold Cups and is currently seventh all-time in caps for the USMNT.

Before returning to MLS, Beasley also spent time abroad playing for PSV, Manchester City, Rangers, Puebla, and Hannover 96. He lifted the Scottish Premier League and also the Dutch Eredivisie.

He will join USMNT teammate Tim Howard who is also slated to retire this winter.



  1. An all time favorite for me. Will always remember him as a young, tough and pacy two way player who had success on the youth international stage and was fearless in that 2002 WC. He gave Figo and that Portuguese team fits.

  2. This adds pressure for me to get the only signature I missed from the USMNT’s training camp in Princeton before the 2010 WC. I am not sure how he slipped by me. My last remaining chance would be the Philadelphia Union vs Houston on 8-12

  3. Beasley is retiring….repent the end is near.

    I still feel like he is in the running for best US left back, maybe just falling off, so maybe that is why he is retiring. Great player.

  4. I didnt realize he won the league with PSV. That was a good team. I remember that semi-final run in the Champions League and he was a big part of it.

    4 goals during that tourney.

    One of our best. Feel like he was underrated, being under the shadow of the golden boy.


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