- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 27, 2013
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- 2013 MLS Season, Designated Players, Features, Landon Donovan
The LA Galaxy are about to play the “anything you can do, I can do better” game with the Seattle Sounders.
SI.com is reporting today that the Galaxy are set to announce a new contract deal for forward Landon Donovan. The deal will be announced tomorrow afternoon by the club.
Donovan is in the last year of his current MLS deal and had been getting some interest from overseas, including teams like AC Milan. But Donovan recently stated that he wanted to remain a Galaxy player until he retires from the game.
The 31-year old is just four goals and 21 assists away from breaking both the league’s all-time records in both categories. Earlier this year he took a short three month break to get his mind and body ready for a new year. Since coming back from that he has had a resurgent type of summer with the Galaxy and the US National team, helping them earn a Gold Cup title.
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 are aiming to become the first team to win three MLS Cups in a row. Donovan’s extension also means the Galaxy has the maximum allotment of three Designated Players, and all three (Donovan, González, Robbie Keane) are signed to long-term deals.