By DAN KARELL
One of the biggest stories this week has centered around the future of Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan.
The 31-year-old said in an interview last Monday that with his contract with Major League Soccer ending in December, he has already received a number of offers from abroad and is considering them if he can’t find common ground with the Galaxy. On Wednesday, in an interview with TWC Sportsnet, Donovan further commented on his contract situation, making clear his preference to remain in LA.
“I would like that,” Donovan said, in response to being asked if he’d like to finish his career with the Galaxy. ” Obviously as you get older, you only have so many more opportunities to do things you want to do. Financially, things come into play. All things being equal, I would love to be here and we’re working towards that, and I’m hopeful that will happen.”
When asked if anything specifically would prevent him from remaining with the Galaxy, Donovan responded “(The Galaxy) telling me they don’t want me.”
Since taking his sabbatical from the game last winter, Donovan has had a huge resurgence, scoring six goals and seven assists so far in MLS play for the Galaxy and topping the career 50 goals 50 assists mark for the U.S. Men’s National Team during this summer’s Gold Cup, where he was named the Golden Boot winner.
Donovan also hinted in the interview that he would be a part of the USMNT squad for two crucial World Cup qualifiers in September, first away to Costa Rica and second home against Mexico.
What do you make of this development? Do you believe the Galaxy can keep Donovan with the club? Do you see Donovan staying or leaving?
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