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LA Galaxy star Donovan does not want MLS Cup ride to end

Landon Donovan admits he is enjoying the final ride of his Major League Soccer career.

The 32-year old star is preparing for his last hurrah with the LA Galaxy which will occur in the MLS Cup final against the New England Revolution at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

Donovan's career will end after the match this weekend as he prepares to become the only player in league history to win six titles and he admits to having mixed emotions about the closing of an extremely successful chapter.

"This week has been a little bit different that the past few (play-off matches) because I personally didn't know (what would happen after the other Conference finals) what was coming next," Donovan said.

"Now I know.

"I've been very excited every day to wake up and go to training. Candidly, I don't want it to end right now.

"It's been a lot of fun. And I'm going to have that attitude Sunday. I personally want it to be as enjoyable as possible, and that would be winning."

Donovan, who will make his 299th appearance for the Galaxy on Sunday, is determined to experience more success with the club he joined from Bayer Leverkusen in 2005 before worrying about his next step.

"Now, like everybody, I just want to play, and we want to win a championship," he added.

"And after that I'll think about the rest. But I gave myself a few days earlier in the week to understand the finality of it.

"Now it's a game, and we're at home playing for a championship. We're all so programmed now to just play the next game, and that's where my mindset is right now."

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