Landon Donovan

LA Galaxy great Landon Donovan is reportedly part of a push to bring the USL -- and possibly MLS -- to San Diego. 

According to Keaton Robbins of the Ottawa Sun, Donovan and FOX analyst Warren Barton are seeking to found a USL team in San Diego. The goal of the ownership is to bring an MLS side to a city that has been without top flight soccer for decades. Robbins reported back in December that Donovan and Barton had teamed up to buy the San Diego Flash.

Donovan and Barton might not be alone in the fight to bring MLS to San Diego, however. According to San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Mark Zeiger, San Diego Padres owner John Moores is also interested in funding a stadium plan that could see an MLS team come to the city. 

In an interview with Sports Illustrated in December, MLS commissioner Don Garber stated that the league has had conversations with groups in San Diego, but according to a league source quoted in Zeiger's article, the talk is "very preliminary." 

UPDATE: Landon Donovan denied the rumors that he is interested in buying a USL team via Twitter on Tuesday. 
Donovan quote tweeted the report and stated, "This is an entertaining story and interesting idea but there's no truth to it. "


Do you think Landon Donovan will bring the USL to San Diego?