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Football: Former USA star Donovan makes Mexican comeback

13 Enero 2018

The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the $21,625,000, one-year deal covering 2018 agreed to last May by outfielder Bryce Harper and Washington.

That said, if Donovan's career teaches you anything, it is that you shouldn't bet against "Captain America" succeeding against the odds.

Leon isn't one of the country's biggest clubs but, as Donovan noted in his Friday night message to club president Jesus Martinez, does have a history of winning titles. Club Leon is a historic and successful team.

Pachuca defender Omar Gonzalez, a former US national teammate of Donovan, tweeted that he looks forward to seeing Donovan in a Mexican League fixture next month, Donovan retweeting his thanks and saying they would meet on February 24. His initial stint at Bayer Leverkusen and his loan to Bayern Munich ended on a sour note although his two loans to Everton in England were well received.

Landon Donovan just can't keep his cleats in the closet. The 35-year-old stunned the North American soccer world early Saturday morning with the news that he was coming out of retirement again, and this time embarking on a new journey.

Donovan last played professional soccer in 2016.

Watching Donovan in his latest comeback in Mexico will certainly be entertaining and will capture attention both sides of the border. The front three of Elias Hernandez, Mauro Boselli and Andres Andrade is fairly established, with Luis Montes slotting in behind: a position Donovan could occupy. He scored 57 goals playing for the U.S. team and 145 in the MLS. Maybe that's a good thing and everyone is on the same page that Donovan will be an impact substitute, perhaps start in a few (largely irrelevant) Copa MX matches and show up at photo-ops.

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"I loved the city, it's the best fans".

On Wednesday afternoon, a weird rumor surfaced that Landon Donovan was going to come out of retirement to play for Club Leon in Liga MX. MLS continues to close the gap, but Liga MX remains a cut above - as evidenced every year in the CONCACAF Champions League. No details of the move where provided by Leon or Donovan.

Football: Former USA star Donovan makes Mexican comeback