DaMarcus Beasley announces his international retirement

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The longest serving U.S. Men’s National Team player is set to call it a career on the global stage.

DaMarcus Beasley took to Instagram to announce his international retirement.

“Honestly, I never thought this day would come, representing my country has been the greatest thing I’ve done in my career,” Beasley wrote. “Every time I’ve pulled on OUR colors I tried to represent myself, my family and my country with the utmost respect.

“With that being said, I have officially retired from the U.S. Nat’l team. I’ve been blessed to be a part of the USSF family for 17 yrs.”

Beasley, 32, accumulated 121 caps for the USMNT since 2001, netting 17 goals and 13 assists.  Once thought too undersized for the game, the Fort Wayne native made a brilliant career for himself, plying his trade overseas with PSV, Rangers, Manchester City, and most recently, Puebla, before returning to MLS with the Houston Dynamo.

“I’ve been blessed to be apart of the USSF family for 17 years,” he wrote.  “I have so many memories from when I started with the U-15 nat’l team all the way to the men’s team. I’ve met so many great ppl along the way I wouldn’t know where to start. 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. I will never forget all the games, friendships, memories we all shared. One thing I hope you all will say about me is that I was a good teammate and ALWAYS left everything on the field when I played.

“And lastly,” he continued, “I want to thank ALL the fans that have supported me and the U.S. Team, without you guys we wouldn’t be where we are today! Thank you all!!!”


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