Landon Donovan coming out of retirement to join Mexico's Club Leon

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Published 1:22 a.m. ET Jan. 13, 2018 | Updated 2:01 a.m. ET Jan. 13, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Captain American is heading south for his latest comeback.

Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history, is coming out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico.

The Liga MX team announced Donovan’s return to soccer on Twitter on Friday night. Donovan will play for Leon in the Mexican Clausura tournament, although more details on his signing were not provided.

Donovan has spent the past three days in Leon, raising speculation that he might join the club. He also tweeted Friday about joining Club Leon, saying he was excited to face former U.S. teammate and current C.F. Pachuca player Omar Gonzalez next month.

“I loved the city, Leon is an historic and winning team,” Donovan wrote in Spanish. “I don’t believe in walls, I want to go to Mexico, dress in green and win trophies in Leon. See you soon.”

Donovan is the third player signed by Leon for the Clausura tournament along with…

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