Landon Donovan won’t be playing for Club Leon any more. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
Is Landon Donovan’s playing career finally over?
It could be.
The 36-year-old former U.S. international has parted ways with Club Leon after Donovan had come out of retirement to play for the Liga MX club. He played but six matches for a total of 98 minutes.
“Landon Donovan and Club Leon have agreed to part ways and to not validate the signed contract for next season,” the club said in a statement.
“During the time that Landon spent with our team, he has been exemplary in all aspects. The club loses a legendary professional in the world of sports that leaves an indelible mark in our club.”
Regarded by man observers as the best U.S. soccer player, Donovan hung up his boots after winning the 2014 MLS Cup with the LA Galaxy.
He came out of retirement, returning to the team during the stretch run of the 2016 Major League Soccer season, helping LA reach the Western Conference final.
Donovan is tied with Clint Dempsey for the all-time U.S. men’s international scoring lead with 57 goals apiece.