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Todd Dunivant to Retire After 2015 MLS Season

The longtime LA Galaxy defender announced earlier today that he will retire at the end of the 2015 MLS season as one of Major League Soccer's most decorated players.

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Earlier today, Todd Dunivant announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015 MLS season, marking the end of a thirteen year MLS career.

The defender was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes in 2003 after attending Stanford University, where he was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection and a first-team NCAA All-American. In his rookie season with the Earthquakes, Dunivant racked up 30 starts and a team-leading 2,778 minutes on the way to helping his team win MLS Cup.

In 2005, Dunivant was acquired by the LA Galaxy, where he quickly became an instrumental member of the team that won the 2005 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Cup double while making 36 total appearances.

"I have given this game all that I can and will step away extremely thankful to have played in MLS for the last 13 seasons," said Dunivant. "It has been an honor to represent four great clubs and is extremely special for me be a part of this league as it has continued to develop. I want to thank my family, coaches, teammates and fans, who have offered their constant support and helped make my career a successful one. The Galaxy have played such a meaningful role during my time in MLS and I am happy to finish this season while representing this club."

After playing for Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls, Dunivant came back to the Galaxy in 2009 and helped the team to three MLS Cups, two Supporters Shields, and was named to the 2011 MLS Best-XI team.

"Todd has been one of the best ambassadors for MLS on-and-off the field," said Bruce Arena. "He has represented both this team and our league exceptionally and has been influential in helping it become what it is today. We’re proud and honored that Todd will finish his career with the Galaxy."

Dunivant has made three appearances for the Galaxy during the 2015 season. He will finish his career with 282 MLS regular season appearances, 25 MLS Cup Playoffs appearances, five MLS Cup titles, two Supporters Shields, and a U.S. Open Cup to his name.