Multiple reporters confirmed Blake Thomsen’s initial report that Landon Donovan is in talks to rejoin the L.A. Galaxy this season.
Donovan, 34, retired from MLS after the 2014 season. While he had faded from peak from at international level, he was still among the better players in MLS. 2014 was also Donovan’s last appearance for the USMNT.
Nigel de Jong’s departure for Galtasaray in August freed up some salary space, though that may not have any correlation to the deal.
Donovan is probably the greatest player in MLS history. He has scored 144 league goals in 334 appearances for the Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes. Returning, Donovan would be eligible to win the league’s MVP award, named after himself.