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Sport Donovan coming out of retirement again to play in Mexico

17:05  13 january  2018
17:05  13 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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MEXICO CITY (AP) Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico . He hasn't played professionally since Nov.

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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan controls the ball during the second half of a knockout-round MLS playoff soccer match against Real Salt Lake in Carson, Calif. Donovan is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico. The Liga MX team announced Donovan’s return to soccer on Twitter on Friday night, Jan. 12, 2018. Donovan also tweeted about joining Club Leon, saying he was excited to face former U.S. teammate and current C.F. Pachuca player Omar Gonzalez next month. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan controls the ball during the second half of a knockout-round MLS playoff soccer match against Real Salt Lake in Carson, Calif. Donovan is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico. The Liga MX team announced Donovan’s return to soccer on Twitter on Friday night, Jan. 12, 2018. Donovan also tweeted about joining Club Leon, saying he was excited to face former U.S. teammate and current C.F. Pachuca player Omar Gonzalez next month. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

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Landon Donovan , widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico .

Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico . Donovan will play for Leon in the Mexican Clausura tournament, although more details on his signing were not provided.

Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico.

The Liga MX team announced Donovan's return to soccer on Twitter on Friday night. Donovan will play for Leon in the Mexican Clausura tournament, although more details on his signing were not provided.

Donovan has spent the past three days in Leon, raising speculation that he might join the club. He also tweeted Friday about joining Club Leon, saying he was excited to face former U.S. teammate and current C.F. Pachuca player Omar Gonzalez next month.

"I loved the city, Leon is an historic and winning team," Donovan wrote in Spanish. "I don*t believe in walls, I want to go to Mexico, dress in green and win tournaments in Leon. See you soon."

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Landon Donovan , widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico .

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Donovan is the third player signed by Leon for the Clausura tournament along with Argentinian Emanuel Cecchini and Jamaican Giles Barnes.

The 35-year-old is the career scoring leader in Major League Soccer and for the U.S. national team. He returned to the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer in September of 2016 following a 21-month retirement and appeared in nine games. He hasn't played professionally since Nov. 6, 2016.

Donovan played in three World Cups: South Korea and Japan 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010. He also played in six Gold Cups and won four titles. He scored 57 goals playing for the U.S. team and 145 in the MLS.

Donovan has done broadcast work since retiring and was rumored to be considering a run for U.S. Soccer Federation president. Donovan announced in November that he would not seek the position.

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