Galaxy says Donovan to rejoin team in late March

The Los Angeles Galaxy say Landon Donovan will rejoin the team

during the final week of March after a break of almost four

months.

The 30-year-old midfielder and forward, a veteran of three World

Cups with the United States, had said last fall he was uncertain

whether he wanted to continue playing.

Donovan has a team-record 92 goals during eight seasons with the

Galaxy, who have won the last two Major League Soccer titles. He

has a record 49 goals in 144 appearances for the United States.

Los Angeles opens its MLS title defense when it hosts Chicago on

March 3, and then plays four days later at Costa Rica’s Herediano

in the first leg of the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals.

The team made the announcement Sunday.