Major League Soccer

Houston's Beasley to retire after season

(AP Photo/Bob Levey, File)

HOUSTON (AP) DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in professional soccer when the Houston Dynamo finish their season.

The midfielder and left back turns 37 this week and is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal.

Beasley said on Twitter on Monday he appreciates "all the loves, cheers and jeers throughout these 20 years," adding that "being on the pitch has fulfilled every dream I could have ever imagined."

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