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Landon Donovan set to come out of retirement to join Liga MX's Leon

Landon Donovan set to come out of retirement to join Liga MX's Leon
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

United States soccer legend Landon Donovan is set to come out of retirement for the second time to join Mexican club Leon, both the team and player said on Friday night.

Leon president Jesus Martinez confirmed in a phone interview with FOX Deportes Mexico that Donovan, 35, has signed a one-year deal to play with his team in Liga MX.

Donovan retired from the LA Galaxy after winning the MLS Cup in 2014, only tocome out of retirement and play for the club again in 2016, but he has not played in the last 14 months, outside of a charity game in December.

Donovan has reportedly spent the past three days in Leon, raising speculation that he might join the club.Martinez called him a "great friend" on Wednesday, though he did not suggest a possible signing was on the cards.

But in a Twitter exchange with Martinez on Friday, Donovan wrote in Spanish: "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 encant la Ciudad. Es la mejor aficin. @clubleonfc es un equipo histrico y ganador. No creo en los muros, quiero ir a Mxico, vestirme de verde y ganar trofeos con Len.Nos vemos muy pronto! https://t.co/Xqm4jX2hW7

Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) January 13, 2018

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

The club then posted the following image to their official account:

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