Landon Donovan agreed to a multiyear contract extension with Los Angeles on Wednesday that could make him the highest-paid player in the MLS if he reaches all the incentives.
His decision to stick with the Galaxy is another turn in an eventful year for the midfielder widely considered the best player in American history.
"I'm very proud of what I've accomplished," he said. "I'm very happy in the present, but I have a lot more to achieve."
After winning his fifth MLS Cup title in December, Donovan, 31, spent the winter on sabbatical, battling burnout and exhaustion. He returned in late March to fulfill the final year of his current Galaxy contract but missed the first month of the MLS season and fell out of favor with U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
But the top scorer in U.S. national team history has been rejuvenated and has embraced the prospect of a fourth World Cup appearance.
"It's a tremendous signing, a historic signing," said Dan Beckerman, CEO of Galaxy owners AEG.
The Galaxy didn't release details of the contract extension.
Quarterbacks Max Wittek and Cody Kessler will both play when USC opens at Hawaii on Thursday. But coach Lane Kiffin isn't saying who will start. "I'm not going to tell you the end of the movie before you go to the movie, right?" he said. "You're going to have to watch." Injured tailback Silas Redd didn't make the trip for No. 24 USC.
As expected, forward Antawn Jamison signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers for the veteran's minimum of $1.4 million. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers last season. He's also been with the Warriors, Dallas, Washington and Cleveland during a 15-year career.
Kyle Larson, 21, of Elk Grove will join Jamie McMurray next year on the NASCAR Sprint Cup team of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, sources told the Los Angeles Times. He's expected to step into the No. 42 Chevrolet and replace Juan Pablo Montoya. Larson is a rookie in the Nationwide Series.