Los Angeles Galaxy Will Get Landon Donovan Back In Time For MLS Season

Steven ColeContributor IMarch 10, 2009

Landon Donovan draws compliments or disdain on the field and on the message boards in the U.S. He often is often a target because he flamed out as the face of U.S. soccer in Europe twice already. 

Donovan most recently found out that he won't be kept at Bayer Munich, and will return to the Los Angeles Galaxy in time for the 2009 MLS season. Landon is an easy target but this time it probably wasn't his fault. He tried his best with one of the world's best soccer organizations, and wasn't good enough.

Donovan may return to MLS—and more importantly the U.S. National Team—with a renewed sense of purpose, having put his thoughts of Europe behind him. The question is whether other European clubs will ask him to join them once more. If given the right environment, Donovan does have the skills to benefit major European clubs. 

Ironically, Donovan turned 27 on March 4. Guess this wasn't the birthday present he was hoping for.

Related

    Madrid Will Offer Bale for Hazard AND £100M ($140M)

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Madrid Will Offer Bale for Hazard AND £100M ($140M)

    Matt Jones
    via Bleacher Report

    Man City's Jesus' Entourage Denied Entry to UK

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Man City's Jesus' Entourage Denied Entry to UK

    via Goal

    Assessing Bayern’s chances of winning the Champions League

    FC Bayern Munich logo
    FC Bayern Munich

    Assessing Bayern’s chances of winning the Champions League

    Bayern Central
    via Bayern Central

    Pogba a Doubt for Man Utd's Trip to Sevilla

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Pogba a Doubt for Man Utd's Trip to Sevilla

    ESPN.com
    via ESPN.com