KENYA BROWN - Sunday, January 14, 2018
Landon Donovan has come out of retirement for a second time as it was announced that he will head to Mexico to play for Liga MX team Club Leon.
News of the signing came out on last Friday by the team as both agreed to a one-year deal.
The former US national team attacker last played in 2016 with the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer, marking the first time he came out of retirement. The team finished in third place in the west before being eliminated in the conference semi-finals by the Colorado Rapids.
According to a tweet Donovan posted, he said: "I loved the city, it's the best fans. Club Leon is a historic & winning team. I don't believe in walls. I want to go to Mexico, wear green & win trophies with Leon. We'll see each other very soon!"
The 35-year-old's career has seen him play for teams such as Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, the San Jose Earthquakes and the Galaxy in MLS, and two loan stints with Everton in the English Premier League. He has had a decorated career, having won six MLS Cups, two Supporters' Shields, and one U.S. Open Cup.
On the international stage, he represented the United States in 157 games, scoring 57 goals to make him joint top-scorer with Clint Dempsey.
It is uncertain when Donovan will first see action for Leon, but their next game will be on Wednesday when they face Cafetaleros de Tapachula in the Copa MX.
Donovan will join up with another American, goalkeeper William Yarbrough, at Leon.