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Landon Donovan says depression shortened his soccer career
Landon Donovan says depression shortened his soccer career

The reason for Landon Donovan's three-month break from soccer last year wasn't so much burnout or exhaustion as it was depression, Donovan acknowledged Friday just hours before his final game with the U.S. national team. "There’s many people in life who deal with periods of depression," said Donovan, who announced earlier this summer that this season will be his last. "There’s many people in this country who have to deal with mental health issues. There are many people who are undiagnosed, many people who are probably afraid to admit it. There’s many people in the past – both famous and otherwise – who have dealt with these kind of...

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