It looks like Landon Donovan
will stay in MLS after all. A press conference has been called for Wednesday
when, according to SI.com
, the LA Galaxy will announce that the 13-year MLS veteran, whose
current contract expires at the end of 2013, will sign a new contract with the Galaxy.
Donovan's 2013 salary is listed at $2.5 million, according to the MLS Players' Union, making him the
fifth highest paid player in the league behind Clint Dempsey
, Robbie Keane
and Tim Cahill
Donovan is three goals shy of the MLS career scoring record held by Jeff
(134 goals). He has won five MLS titles -- two with San Jose (2001 and 2003) and three with the Galaxy (2005, 2011 and 2012).
He has spent parts of four offseasons in
Europe: one with Bayer Leverkusen, one with Bayern Munich and two with Everton.
He missed the start of the 2013 MLS season as he asked for time off. After a slow start, he has played very
well the last two months with the Galaxy and U.S. national team, winning the 2013 Gold Cup.