Landon Donovan is set to come out of retirement for the second time to join Mexican club Leon of Lega MX.

Donovan retired from the LA Galaxy after winning the MLS Cup in 2014, only to come out of retirement and play for the club again in 2016. 

The unexpected news comes two days after Leon's social media accounts joked about signing Donovan, only to later reveal it as a marketing ploy to unveil its third kit.

Donovan has done broadcast work since retiring.

There is no timeline for when Donovan will begin to train or play with the team.