Ask any 10 fans of the U.S. National Team about Landon Donovan are you're likely to get 10 different responses. No other player can at the same time draw as much praise or heat as the Yanks all-time leading scorer. Yet if you troll through most message boards, Donovan is a target or scorn and disdain, mostly because he flamed out at two stints with Bayer Leverkausen this decade.
This might go against the popular Internet grain, but I for one feel somewhat sorry for Donovan after it was announced Thursday that he won't be kept on at Bayern Munich, instead return to the Los Angeles Galaxy in time for the 2009 MLS season. Yes, Donovan is an easy target but this time it probably wasn't his fault. He gave it a go with one of the world's über-clubs, and they simply didn't need his services.
Donovan's German Holiday Ends, Will Return to Los Angeles Galaxy originally appeared on Soccer FanHouse on Thu, 05 Mar 2009 19:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.