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Donovan joins Mexican club

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Back again. Former Los Angeles Galaxy forward and US international Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years to join Mexican club Leon. (AP Foto/Alex Gallardo)

CAPTAIN American is heading south for his latest comeback.

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 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.”

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

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on January 14, 2018.

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