Vanney To Retire

Vanney To Retire

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On October 27, 2008
  • Greg Vanney, Player Retirements

Here is another player to add to the growing list of retired players after this season. LA Galaxy defender Greg Vanney announced yesterday that he is going to retire from Major League Soccer after 10 seasons in the league.

The 34-year old Vanney moved around a bit in his 10 seasons in the league, starting and ending with the Galaxy.

“While it is a bittersweet feeling to be ending my career today, I’m happy that I am able to do so with the Galaxy where I started my career,” he said before Sunday’s season finale against FC Dallas.

Most felt Vanney should have hung it up a bit sooner as he was a bit slow compared to the speed of most strikers in the league. When he was on his game he was one of the better defenders in the league. Sometimes not the most consistent but certainly one that some guys didn’t want to challenge because he was very tough on a physcial standpoint.

Age obviously caught up with him here and at 34 it is a good time to hang’em up.