By Tim Peterson
(Carson) – Landon Donovan, who retired after the 2014 season, has signed with the LA Galaxy for the remainder of the season.
Donovan, who helped the Galaxy to their second straight championship in 2014 before stepping down, is the MLS all-time leader in goals with 144 and assists with 136. He also leads in multi-goal games with 32 and playoff goals with 25. Donovan has six MLS Cup trophies overall.
Donovan, 34, said the opportunity arose very recently when the Galaxy had several players injured during the Vancouver game two weeks ago. Gyasi Zardes, Steven Gerrard and Jelle Van Damme are all out with injuries and Nigel de Jong signed with the Turkish club Galatasaray opening the door for Donovan’s return.
Donovan is also the Galaxy’s all-time leader in goals with 112, and assists with 107.
The Galaxy is tied for second place in the Western Conference at 10-4-14 with six regular season games remaining. Donovan will begin training with the team on Friday and could see action Sunday against Orlando at StubHub Center.