Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed veteran forward Landon Donovan to a new multi-year contract before his current deal expires in December.
The team is expected to make an official announcement about Donovan’s new deal Wednesday.
No player has won more MLS Cup titles than Donovan’s five, including the past two with Los Angeles.
The 31-year-old Donovan currently has 131 MLS regular-season goals in his career, just three behind the all-time record of 134 held by Jeff Cunningham.
Earlier this year, Donovan took a three-month sabbatical from soccer to rediscover his hunger for the game.
Since then, he has enjoyed resurgence this summer for the U.S. national team during its run to the Gold Cup championship and lately for the Galaxy. He has seven league goals for Los Angeles this season, including four in the last three games.
Donovan is also expected to make his return to the U.S. World Cup qualifying team next week for the first time in more than a year.
Donovan and the Galaxy are currently in second place in MLS’s Western Conference with 40 points (12-9-4), five points behind Salt Lake.
The Galaxy, who are aiming to become the first team to win three MLS Cups in a row, now have the maximum allotment of three Designated Players — Donovan, Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Keane — who are signed to long-term deals.