Are Landon Donovan and Estranged Wife Bianca Kajlich Reconciling?

06/24/2010 at 04:40 PM EDT

Are Landon Donovan and Estranged Wife Bianca Kajlich Reconciling?
Bianca Kajlich and Landon Donovan
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Landon Donovan may not be single after all: Though the soccer star quietly split from Rules of Engagement actress Bianca Kajlich two years ago, the couple's marriage isn't completely over just yet.

"We are not officially divorced," Donovan, who gave the Rules of Engagement star a shout-out after scoring the game-winning goal during Wednesday's World Cup match against Algeria, tells Yahoo! Sports.

In fact, not only did the LA Galaxy midfielder, 28, also blow Kajlich, 33, a kiss during a post-game interview, he spoke to her early Thursday morning in an emotional phone call. "It was nice," he says about the conversation.

"It would surprise no one if Landon and Bianca were back together very soon," says one of Kajlich's friends. "They have remained in contact and are very close to one another."

Adds the pal: "The fact that Landon wanted to share his special moment with her is very significant."

Though Donovan acknowledges there were problems that caused the 2009 breakup, he says the separation was not bitter or acrimonious.

"Sometimes you learn more from those moments than anything," he said during Team USA's pre-World Cup training camp in Princeton. "For me, that was certainly the case. It doesn’t have to be something ugly or nasty. It can be helpful and you can grow from it. That is what we both took from it."

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