Revolution's Ralston to announce retirement

Published Jul. 20, 2010 9:35 a.m. EDT

New England Revolution midfielder Steve Ralston plans to announce his retirement from soccer Tuesday.

The Revolution said Monday that Ralston is expected to play his final match Tuesday against Mexico's Monarcas Morelia in the SuperLiga, then announce his retirement.

Ralston, 36, is Major League Soccer's career leader in games, starts, minutes and assists, and he had four goals in 36 appearances for the United States.

He spent eight seasons with the Revolution, then signed with his hometown team, second-division AC St. Louis, in January. He rejoined New England in June, then dislocated an elbow.