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1. Landon Donovan will come out of retirement for a third time to play indoor soccer. He will join the Major Arena Soccer League's San Diego Sockers in his hometown on a one-year contract to finish the 2018-19 season. His first MASL game: Feb. 15 against the Tacoma Stars. The six-time MLS champion previously came out of retirement in 2016 to play for the LA Galaxy and in 2018 to play for Leon in Mexico.

-- Thursday: MLS Moves.

2. Canadian teen star Jordyn Huitema will turn pro instead of playing U.S. women's college soccer. The 17-year-old forward from Chilliwack, B.C., starred for Canada in both the 2018 Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups and also played for Canada in Women's World Cup qualifying. She said last fall she was considering Stanford or UCLA as her college choice but has signed with the Wasserman Media Group.

3. Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir has brought new investors into the USL Championship team. Ozdemir, until now the sole owner and chairman of Indy Eleven, has branded the club's mission "World’s Game, Indiana’s Team" with the addition of seven investors from across Indiana (Anderson, Carmel, Evansville, Indianapolis and Remington). The club recently named Greg Stremlaw its new CEO and announced plans for a new push for a development project anchored by a 20,000-seat soccer stadium.
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