Landon Donovan plans to return for his ninth season with the Los Angeles Galaxy after spending several weeks weighing whether to call it quits, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said Monday.
Donovan, the team's all-time leading scorer, was not present as Major League Soccer's reigning champion opened training camp in Carson, but after practice Arena said Donovan "will be playing in 2013 for the Galaxy."
Arena said it hasn't been decided when Donovan, 30, will report to camp or be ready to play in the Galaxy's opener March 3 against the Chicago Fire at home.
"He just needs a little bit more time off," Arena said. "He's had a couple of years that have taken their toll."
Arena also said there was nothing to report regarding speculation that the Galaxy might acquire Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to replace the retired David Beckham.
Several former major leaguers urged that Marvin Miller be put in the Hall of Fame as they spoke during a memorial for the union leader in New York.
"It is a travesty he is not in the Hall of Fame," former major league player and manager Buck Martinez said of Miller, who died in November at 95.
Miller has been turned down five times by various Hall of Fame committees that considered baseball executives.
Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson, Joe Morgan and Dave Winfield attended the memorial at New York University School of Law.
Two Miami assistant coaches have been told they will be charged with "unethical conduct" when the NCAA presents the Hurricanes' athletic department with its notice of illegal-benefits allegations, said two people familiar with the situation.
The Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press contributed to this report.