Galaxy MF Pablo Mastroeni retires from soccer

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Pablo Mastroeni, who played for

the United States at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, is retiring from


The 37-year-old was a nine-time All-Star in Major League Soccer

and is eighth in league history with 316 regular-season games

played. He was acquired by the Galaxy in June from Colorado, where

he had played since 2002.

Born in Mendoza, Argentina, Mastroeni made 65 appearances for

the U.S. from 2001-09. He appeared in three matches at the 2002

World Cup and two at the 2006 tournament.

He announced his retirement on Tuesday.