COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Former Columbus Crew standout Frankie Hejduk announced his retirement on Wednesday and then accepted a spot in the club's front office.
Hejduk represented the United States at two World Cups and two Olympics and led the Crew (2008) and Los Angeles Galaxy (2011) to MLS Cup titles.
The 37-year-old, who will take a new job promoting the Crew, spent 12 years in Major League Soccer including three with the Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996-98) and one with the LA Galaxy (2011), playing in between with the Crew. His teams also had the best record in the league five times.
Hejduk is the only U.S. player to see action in both the 1998 and 2002 World Cups and the 1996 and 2000 Olympics.