Landon Donovan ends retirement to rejoin LA Galaxy: social media reaction
It's official: Landon Donovan has come out of retirement to join the LA Galaxy for the rest of the 2016 MLS season. Nearly two years after announcing he'd be leaving the sport, the league's all-time leading scorer is back.
Social media was abuzz with the news of the former U.S. international's return, and we bring you the best selection of reactions.
He's back. pic.twitter.com/tOEduyVv7u- LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 8, 2016
Gurlllll stop copying me. @landondonovan- Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) September 8, 2016
Welcome back ���� @landondonovan- Giovani Dos Santos (@OficialGio) September 8, 2016
What happens if next season Landon Donovan wins the Landon Donovan MVP Award??? #KnewHeWouldBeBack- Sacha Kljestan (@SachaKljestan) September 8, 2016
Landon Donovan to wear No. 26 to commemorate the birth date of his son Talon & his 1st number with Bayer Leverkusen https://t.co/k2ERq81ZHe- Adam Serrano (@LAGalaxyInsider) September 8, 2016
I love Landon.- Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) September 8, 2016
When he needs a break from life, he travels abroad.
When he needs a break from parenting, he comes out of retirement.
Talk of Donovan playing again for U.S. is silly IMO. He's been out 19 months, slammed Klinsmann often, is 35 in March. Not happening. #usmnt- Doug McIntyre (@DougMacESPN) September 8, 2016
Not going to sweat what LD's return says about MLS quality. Good, bad, whatever--it's a fascinating, entertaining story & why I love sports.- Jason Davis (@davisjsn) September 8, 2016
I can't wait to see Landon Donovan and Rafael Marquez in the 2022 World Cup.- Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) September 8, 2016
Sprints to bathroom to throw up over this Donovan love in.- Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) September 8, 2016
And think just yesterday Landon Donovan was laid out on a trainer's table in Carson like Jon Snow at Castle Black. pic.twitter.com/hXvFIjkJxU- Shawn Francis (@TheOffsideRules) September 8, 2016