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WATCH: He’s back! Landon Donovan back to scoring ways with LA Galaxy

Landon Donovan surprised many by coming out of retirement recently.

Major League Soccer's all-time leading goalscorer and assist-maker called time on his playing days in 2014 but opted to end his time out of the game just under two weeks ago.

The 34-year-old stepped out for his first appearance for the Galaxy since resuming his career in last weekend's 4-2 win over Orlando City before going one better on Sunday.

With the score at 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City, Donovan entered the Children's Mercy Park pitch in the 74th minute to swiftly stamp his authority on proceedings.

Sitting out wide on the right, Donovan traded passes with Robbie Rogers before producing a delightful finish on his left foot to force a 2-2 draw.

Check out the moment below, courtesy of LA Galaxy's official YouTube channel:

Of the goal, Donovan said: "It felt great but what an effort our team put in.

“It was a really hard game and a hard place to play, and I'm really proud of our guys.

“We didn't play well, there are no illusions, we dodged a lot of bullets, but this is the kind of game that might look like in the play-offs."

The draw has the Galaxy sitting second on the Western Conference table, four points behind leaders FC Dallas, with four regular season matches remaining.

Andrew Slevison
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