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Landon Donovan unretires for third time, joins San Diego Sockers

The US soccer legend is trying his luck at indoor soccer

Orlando City SC v Los Angeles Galaxy Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Landon’s back! Also, stop me if you’re heard that before. After retiring twice as a member of the LA Galaxy in 2014 and 2016 before completing a short stint with Leon last year, the 36-year old is lacing up the boots once again, albeit ones with different studs.

Sports Illustrated and Planet Futbol’s Grant Wahl is reporting that Landon Donovan has agreed to join the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League and could make his debut next month.

Though the news is shocking, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. The all-time leader in goals and assists for LA and the U.S. Men’s National Team has played the part of an unsettled figure seeking new challenges since retiring. In addition to returning to the game on multiple occasions, Landon controversially appeared in a Wells Fargo ad proclaiming support for heated rivals Mexico, and is currently lobbying the league to bring MLS to San Diego, the city he calls home.