Donovan unretires to join Liga MX's Leon

Published on: 13 January 2018

Landon Donovan vies for the ball in his return to play for the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer. USA Today Sports Images

Landon Donovan says he is set to come out of retirement for the second time in his career to join Liga MX club Leon.

The 35-year-old, who retired from the LA Galaxy after winning the MLS Cup in the 2014 season and then came out of retirement to play for the club in 2016, has signed a one-year deal with Leon, the club's president confirmed in a phone interview with FOX Deportes Mexico.

In a statement on Twitter, Donovan said: "I loved the City. You have the best fans. @clubleonfc is a historic and winning team. I do not believe in walls, I want to go to Mexico, wear green and win trophies with Leon. See you soon!"

Presidente: me encantó la Ciudad. Es la mejor afición. @clubleonfc es un equipo histórico y ganador. No creo en los muros, quiero ir a México, vestirme de verde y ganar trofeos con León. Nos vemos muy pronto!

— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) January 13, 2018

Club Leon president Jesus Martinez responded: "I knew it, you always wanted to use green. Welcome to #LaFiera! You are already a player of @clubleonfc."

The club also posted the following Tweet to their official account:

¡Bienvenido [email protected]!#SerFieraEsUnOrgullo