SAN DIEGO – It’s official. Landon Donovan is going into the great indoors with the San Diego Sockers.
The former U.S. international and Major League Soccer legend sign with the Major Arena Soccer League team on a one-year contract to finish the season.
As per league and team policies, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
This will be Donovan’s third comeback after retiring from outdoor soccer in 2016.
He joined the Sockers after a brief stint with Mexico’s Club León. Prior to that he played 14 seasons in MLS with theLA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes, during which time he won six MLS Cups and became the league’s all-time top scorer.
Donovan made 157 appearances with the U.S. men’s national team and is the highest scoring men’s player in U.S. World Cup History.
“Landon Donovan is not only a world class player, but he’s also been a big ambassador for the sport of soccer
in San Diego,” Sockers owner Phil Salvagio said. “We’re thrilled that he’s decided to join our squad and continue his mission to make San Diego a top soccer city,” says San Diego Sockers owner Phil Salvagio.
Added MASL commissioner Joshau Schaub: “We are thrilled to announce that one of the greatest soccer stars in U.S. history is joining the Major Arena Soccer League. Quality signings like Landon and Dwayne DeRosario bring an entirely new level of professionalism and recognition to this league and to arena soccer as a whole. It’s an exciting time for the MASL and we’re very lucky to have him.”
Donovan will make his home debut with the Sockers against the Tacoma Stars Feb. 15 at 10:35 pm ET.