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LA Galaxy's Mathis happy his career is ending where it started

Clint Mathis is happy his football career is ending where it begun.

The 33-year old midfielder has rejoined the LA Galaxy, 12 years after first signing for them and plans to finish his illustrious career with the Californian club.

"This is what I wanted," he said. "I've always said I wanted to end my career where I started. That doesn't always happen. People have wishes that don't always come true, but hopefully this is the last place I go.

"I've always enjoyed it here. I'm a redneck who grew up in a small town in Georgia. I love it there, but since I first came out here the first couple of seasons with L.A., this is where I've always wanted to live."

Mathis has enjoyed a successful career since he joined the Galaxy as a 21-year old with stints in Germany (with Hannover) and Greece (Ergotelis) along with American clubs Real Salt Lake (two stints), Colorado and New York and is happy to do whatever coach Bruce Arena asks of him when he takes the pitch in 2010.

"It's whatever Bruce and the team needs," Mathis said. "I've done enough through my career and I'm fortunate enough to be able to move from position to position. It's just going to be based on what people we have here, the injuries we have and what positions need to be filled."

Andrew Slevison
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