The greatest player in the history of the American game is set to end talks of a move to Europe and finish his career in MLS.
Sports Illustrated report that Landon Donovan will sign a new long-term contract at LA Galaxy, with the club set to announce the deal on Wednesday.
Donovan is currently in the final year of his contract with the Galaxy, but this extension should see him remain in LA until the end of his playing days.
Earlier this year Donovan took a three-month sabbatical from football due to a falling out of love with the sport. Whilst undoubtedly worrying period for fans of football across America, Donovan wasted no time in allaying their fears upon his return.
The 31-year-old forward has been in insatiable attacking form this season for both club and country. After winning the Golden Ball and tying for the Golden Boot at the CONCACAF Gold Cup Donovan now has seven goals and seven assists in just 16 MLS games – his most recent strike a spectacular early winner against Vancouver Whitecaps.
Once Donovan signs his new deal, the Galaxy will have all three of their Designated Players nailed down to long-term contracts.
Following the record-breaking signing of defender Omar Gonzalez to a DP deal and two wins out of three in August, this news bookend what has been just about the perfect month for the Galaxy.