Jeff Agoos retired today. His career included championships with DC United and San Jose, and a year with the Metrostars, and 134 caps for the national team. Although he had a penchant for costly own goals or mistakes – the ones against Jamaica in the 98qualifiers and in the Portugal map during the 2002 World Cup, he was a solid, reliable, albeit slow defender with a wicked shot and good ability to start attacks out of his left fullback postition. He also had an extensive jersey collection (the Post ran a story a few years ago, but I can’t find a link to it now), and ironically also burned his US jersey when he was cut from the 1994 World Cup team shortly before the USA hosted the tournament.
"I’ve come to the time in my life where I’d like to step back and look at different avenues of life and see where they lead," said Agoos, who ranks seventh in MLS games started with 237.