United States soccer legend Landon Donovan is set to come out of retirement for the second time to join Mexican club Leon, both the team and the player said on Friday night.

Leon president Jesus Martinez confirmed in a phone interview with Fox Deportes Mexico that Donovan, 35, has signed a one-year deal to play with his team in Liga 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. But he has not played in the past 14 months outside of a charity game in December.

He reportedly has spent the past three days in Leon, raising speculation that he might join the club. Martinez called him a "great friend" on Wednesday, though he did not suggest a possible signing was on the cards.