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Roman Weidenfeller brought the curtain down on his playing career as drew a post-season friendly in the United States against Los Angeles FC.

Weidenfeller, who joined Dortmund in 2002 from Kaiserslauten, is retiring while the match also marked Marcel Schmelzer's last as Dortmund captain.

LAFC, managed by Bob Bradley with former Arsenal forward Carlos Vela their stand-out name, started lively and forced the departing Weidenfeller into a good save in the opening exchanges from Eduard Atuesta.

Roman Weidenfeller played his last career match as Borussa Dortmund drew with LAFC

Roman Weidenfeller played his last career match as Borussa Dortmund drew with LAFC

The friendly in the United States also marked Marcel Schmelzer's last as Dortmund captain

The friendly in the United States also marked Marcel Schmelzer's last as Dortmund captain

Schmelzer (left) and Weidenfeller applaud the crowd following the final whistle in America 

Schmelzer (left) and Weidenfeller applaud the crowd following the final whistle in America 

Diego Rossi also went close with a shot which beat Weidenfeller but also went the wrong side of his far post. 

Weidenfeller, a two-time Bundesliga winner in 2011 and 2012 as well as a Champions League runner-up in 2013, came off in the second half at the Banc of California stadium.

The hosts eventually took the lead on 77 minutes through a close-range finish by Aaron Kovar.

But team-mate Maximilian Philipp dug him and his Dortmund side out of trouble 10 minutes later with smart control

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