Former LA Galaxy captain Jelle Van Damme pronounces retirement

Former LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme has introduced his retirement from skilled soccer.

The 37-year-old is hanging up the boots after a 20-year skilled career that noticed him go well with up for 10 completely different teams and choose up 31 senior caps for the Belgium national team.

Van Damme spent two seasons in MLS with the Galaxy in 2016 and 2017, establishing himself as one of many league’s best defenders over that time.

For his MLS career, Van Damme began all 46 of his appearances, recording one goal and 5 assists from his center back spot throughout 3,939 minutes whereas getting named to the MLS All-Star team in each years and making the MLS Finest XI in 2016. He was additionally a finalist for each the 2016 Newcomer of the Yr and Defender of the Yr awards and served because the team’s captain in 2017.

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