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Beasley Retires From US National Team

Houston Dynamo midfielder DaMarcus Beasley said on Monday that he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.

The 32-year-old, who is the first American to play in four FIFA World Cups, has scored 17 goals in a fifth-best U.S. record of 121 international appearances and has played every minute of the Americans’ four games in the 2014 World Cup.

“Honestly I never thought this day would come, representing my country has been the greatest thing I’ve done in my career,” he said in a statement posted on Instagram.

“To all my coaches and teammates, I just want to say thank you, thank you for making me the player I am and the man I will be in the future.”

U.S. National Coach Jurgen Klinsmann congratulated Beasley on Twitter “on a fantastic international career. 4 World Cups is a huge achievement!”

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