Landon Donovan Retires from Professional Soccer

Landon Donovan has decided to retire from professional soccer.

America’s leading World Cup goal-scorer posted the news to his Facebook page on Thursday.

“After careful deliberation and after many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last season as a professional soccer player,” Donovan, 32, wrote.

World Cup Star Tim Howard Helps Teens Who Have Tourette Syndrome – Just Like Him

When soccer star Tim Howard agreed to partner with New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome six months ago, he didn’t know that he would capture the attention of the nation with 16 saves at the World Cup, thrusting the disorder into the spotlight and inspiring his very own internet meme, #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave.

Rihanna & More Stars React to Germany Winning the World Cup

After a mostly scoreless game that kept spectators on the edge of their seats, Germany bested Argentina 1-0 to win the 2014 World Cup.

Mario Gotze sealed the deal for German, scoring the final’s first goal in the 112th minute.

And no one got into all the athletic action more than celebrities, who posted Tweets and Instagrams documenting the nail-biter of a match.

See Brazil Fans in Shock and Despair After World Cup Loss (PHOTOS)

It wasn’t just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer team’s historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup’s semifinal.

The country’s leading soccer publication stated simply: “A day to forget.”

'You Guys Did Us Proud': See President Obama Congratulate Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey

U.S.A. Soccer goalie Tim Howard might not be the Secretary of Defense any longer, but the World Cup hero still got to experience the thrill of a cabinet meeting Wednesday when he received a congratulatory call from President Barack Obama.

How Tim Howard Became the Internet's Favorite Goalie

If you’re just looking at the scores, the United States’ World Cup journey was a slow slide of disappointment: a win, then a draw, then a 1-0 loss, then finally a 2-1 loss to Belgium that knocked them out of the tournament in the Round of 16.

Waffle House Urges Boycott of Belgian Waffles During World Cup

World Cup fever has gripped the U.S., reaching into even the isolated heart of regional waffle chain Waffle House: The primarily Southern restaurant group has launched a campaign to boycott Belgian waffles as the U.S. prepares to play Belgium Tuesday at 4 p.m.

World Cup Soccer Stars and Their Celebrity Twins

World Cup fever has got its hold on the globe, creating an outbreak of crazed patriotism in every sports fan it touches. Americans are stocking up on their soccer know-how, and, as a result, are learning about all the hunky footballers who make up each country’s team.

The 6 Burning World Cup Questions Everyone Was Searching for on Google During the USA vs GER Game

American fans came out in full force, star-spangled banners waving, to support Team USA in the game against Germany on Thursday. Unfortunately, Clint Dempsey and co. didn’t manage to best the competition, losing the match 1-0.

Tinder Is Helping Everyone Score at the World Cup

Athletes aren’t the only ones playing the field at the World Cup.

According to a report from Quartz, Brazil’s influx of World Cup tourists are trying to do a bit of scoring on their own – mobile dating apps like Tinder and Grindr are seeing their numbers skyrocket in the South American nation.