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Landon Donovan signed to a multi-year deal with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Terms were not disclosed.

Donovan, who was in the final year of his contract, needs four goals to become the all-time leading scorer in Major League Soccer. The five-time MLS Cup champion and 13-time MLS all-star has 131 goals in his 13-year , including 99 in 210 games with the Galaxy.

"I'm thrilled to continue my career here with the LA Galaxy," said Donovan. "This organization has always treated me with the utmost respect and I feel truly blessed that I am able to continue playing here. The opportunity to play with the team I love and work to win championships, in front of wonderful fans while also being close to my family is literally a dream come true."

Despite beginning the MLS season late, Donovan, 31, is second on the Galaxy with seven goals this season to go along with seven assists.

"He is the best player in the history of the game in our country," said Galaxy general manager and coach Bruce Arena. "This signing is instrumental toward our commitment to build a team that can compete for championships year-in and year-out. We look forward to Landon's continued leadership and excellent play as a member of the LA Galaxy."

Donovan is also expected to be named to the U.S. World Cup qualifying team next month. He is the all-time United States record holder with 56 goals and 56 assists for the national team.

"Few players have meant more to this league and this club than Landon Donovan," said Galaxy President Chris Klein. "Landon has been a major factor in the growth and sustainability of Major League Soccer and we're thrilled that he will continue to wear a Galaxy shirt for years to come. Keeping Landon was a major focus for our club and reinforces our desire to acquire and retain the best players from the United States and abroad as we strive to be the premier club in North America."
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