LEON PARTS WAYS WITH DONOVAN
United States national soccer team legend Landon Donovan may call time on his playing career anytime from now as Liga MX club side, Leon have announced his departure.
The 36 year old who had earlier retired sometime last year, made a return to the pitch as the Liga MX outfit agreed to sign him in January. He featured sparingly for the club in the league, making just five appearances for the rest of the season.
His contract which was set to run through 2018 has now been terminated by the club as the player has now been deemed “surplus to requirement”.
A club statement read, “Landon Donovan and Club Leon have reached an agreement to part ways and to not honour the signed contract for the upcoming season”.
“Donovan’s time at the club was great, as he showed how exemplary he is in all respect. The club loses a legend in the world of sports that leaves an indelible mark in our club”.
Donovan’s first retirement came in 2014 after winning the MLS Cup with LA Galaxy before returning back to football towards the end of the 2016 season, helping the same team reach the Western Conference finals.
The player, who is a native of California, is United States men national team’s all-time leading goalscorer alongside Clint Dempsey after both players registered 57 goals throughout their playing time.
Donovan is no stranger to success, as he won six MLS Cups during his career, two with the San Jose Earthquakes and an amazing four with LA Galaxy.
He was engaged in a controversy recently over a promotional tweet suggesting U.S national team fans support Mexico at the just concluded World Cup in the absence of their favored team.