Arena on Donovan Extension: "One in a Million Chance"

Arena on Donovan Extension: "One in a Million Chance"

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Arena on Donovan Extension: "One in a Million Chance"

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By ADAM SERRANO

There is a chance, just not a very good one.

That's is how LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena described a potential extension on Landon Donovan's loan at English Premier League side Everton after the Galaxy's training session on Monday. The Galaxy head coach was in a high spirit when speaking about Landon Donovan's comments on Sunday about there being a "small chance" for loan extension.

"It was kind of like in that movie 'Dumb and Dumber', where the man says that there is a chance, it's just one in a million," said Arena. The Galaxy coach, who has remained in frequent contact with the midfielder throughout his loan, did not appear concerned about the comments.

"There is always a chance, it may be one in a million, but there is always a chance."

Donovan's teammates were unsure about when the Galaxy captain will return. Chris Klein, a Galaxy veteran expressed a great amount of pride with Donovan's play in England.

"We don't have the full details on when he'll be back yet so we're just going to keep an eye on the situation, but we're incredibly proud with how he's doing," said Klein. Its great to have a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy do so well in the best league in the world. That was always the knock on MLS, that our best player couldn't perform in Europe, but now its great for us to see him doing so well."

As the Galaxy prepares to face Costa Rican side Puntarenas on Wednesday, the club got a welcome addition in attacking midfielder Clint Mathis, who returned to training Monday as he recovers from knee surgery. Arena was unsure on when he will return to the playing field.

"This is his first day running, said Arena. It's nice, but he's not days away, he's at least several weeks away from being in game shape."

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