One Landon Donovan’s Career In The Balance…

Tipping the scales:

How much does Bruce Arena and MLS "weigh?" Lando's years of service and league exposure?

Landon Donovan asks Los Angeles Galaxy to let him to continue have fun with Tim Howard at Goodison.

Meanwhile, Bruce Arena invokes Dumb & Dumber’s now soccer-cliched quote that the chances are likely near one in a million. (Wish we had that one before the odds piece.)

TSG Archives:

Here’s what TSG had to say about the move back on February 11th. We’ll weigh in again when we compose research and full thoughts. It seems signing the contract might have played directly into MLS hands?

• More on Lanverton. Fox Soccer has an opinion that it was a gamble by Landon to sign a deal to secure a loan to Everton this year. I fail to see the logic behind this being a huge gamble for LD10.

Both MLS and Landon stand to benefit from a loan stint overseas. The contract that Donovan signed will only seek to enhance a potential transfer fee. Odd logic, but maybe I’m missing something here. In two years, Donovan will effectively be 30 so his marketability was now….not in two years.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Landon realizes he’s got nothing to fear from England. Landon will go back to CA in a bit and finally realize sunshine isn’t everything. Landon will get his move this summer after the World Cup. MLS will get paid.

    Bruce Arena will still be a muppet.

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  2. I find it tough to take that he gave Beckham such a hard time a year ago when he know wants to do the same thing!!!!!

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  3. Posted by patrickhattrick on 2010/03/09 at 3:57 PM

    If Landon stays in Europe, who are the winners, and who are the losers?
    Winners:
    Donovan(obviously)
    Everton(obviously)
    All teams other than the Galaxy in MLS, because they no longer have to face the best player
    Losers:
    Galaxy, who no longer make the playoffs
    MLS, who has lost its biggest star
    What did I miss?

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/03/09 at 4:01 PM

      Great question…

      I think MLS are winners….are you kidding me…they’ll make a good buck and they’ll have a huge success story on the quality of the league…

      Losers: Galaxy, Bruce Arena

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