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Jeff Larentowicz retires after 16 MLS seasons

Sep 23, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (18) dribbles the ball against FC Dallas in the first half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Midfielder/defender Jeff Larentowicz announced his retirement on Monday following a 16-year career in Major League Soccer.

Larentowicz, 37, issued a statement through a third party on Twitter. He is not on social media.

Larentowicz has served as the captain of Atlanta United. He joined the club in its first season in 2017 and guided it to the MLS Cup in 2018. He was not re-signed by the club following the 2020 season.

The product of Brown University made his MLS debut in 2005 with the New England Revolution and spent five seasons with the club. Larentowicz has also played for the Colorado Rapids (2010-12), Chicago Fire (2013-15) and Los Angeles Galaxy (2016). He has been a part of two MLS Cup winning teams and two U.S. Open Cup titles.

Larentowicz has recorded 42 goals and 23 assists in 437 MLS matches (397 starts).

–Field Level Media