LANDON DONOVAN SIGNS WITH THE SAN DIEGO SOCKERS

by Jeff Husted

Photo Credit: Jason Farran

Legendary US Soccer Star to make his arena soccer debut on February 15, 2019

San Diego, CA, January 24, 2019 – Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) today announced that US soccer icon Landon Donovan, 36, will sign with Southern California based club the San Diego Sockers on a one-year contract to finish the season, effective immediately. As per league and team policies, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.  

Donovan joins the Sockers after a brief stint with Mexico’s Club León. Prior to that he played 14 seasons in the MLS with both LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes, during which time he won 6 MLS cups and became the league’s all-time top scorer. Donovan has also made 157 appearances with the US Men’s National Team and is the highest scoring male soccer player in US World Cup History. With the acquisition of Donovan, MASL marks yet another high caliber signing and continues to establish its reputation as a competitive force within US soccer landscape. The MASL now boasts 17 teams across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

“We are thrilled to announce that one of the greatest soccer stars in US history is joining the Major Arena Soccer League,” said MASL commissioner Joshua Schaub. “Quality signings like Landon and Dwayne DeRosario bring an entirely new level of professionalism and recognition to this league and to arena soccer as a whole. It’s an exciting time for the MASL and we’re very lucky to have him.”

“Landon Donovan is not only a world class player, but he’s also been a big ambassador for the sport of soccer in San Diego. We’re thrilled that he’s decided to join our squad and continue his mission to make San Diego a top soccer city,” says San Diego Sockers owner Phil Salvagio.

Donovan will make play against the Ontario Fury on April 4, 2019 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. Tickets are on sale now HERE or by calling 909-457-0252 or online at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the Arena Box Office.

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