Landon Donovan’s eccentric career: ‘I try not to just accept everything society says’

As he stages another comeback from retirement, one of US soccers finest ever players reflects on money, fame and why he chose America over Europe As the lights swirled in the darkness of an aging San Diego arena three weekend ago, a figure stepped through the O of a giant inflatable Sockers sign. On the other side of the fog machines, the spotlight found him: it was Landon Donovan, now 37 years of age, and still American men soccers only true household name. Even before he stepped out of retirement here for the third time (following a brief reunion in 2016 with the LA Galaxy and a half-season at Mexicos Club Leon in 2018), the fact that Donovan would join …