By AVI CREDITOR
A few days after Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber effectively stated that Landon Donovan is not for sale, the face of American soccer has his response.
"I have a lot of respect for Don and what he's done for this league," Donovan said after the Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-1 victory over D.C. United Sunday night.
"I know he doesn't put out comments without thinking about what he's saying. I appreciate what he says about me, and if we need to have a discussion at some point, then we will, but at this point that's his opinion, and if I were the commissioner, I'd say the same thing."
Donovan, who signed a four-year contract with MLS in December, has had his name linked to club teams in Europe ever since his successful loan stint with Everton last winter, and his showing at the World Cup only strengthened the belief that he would be heading overseas when the transfer window opened.
Do you think Garber is right in not wanting to sell Donovan abroad? Can you read anything into Donovan's comments? Would you like to see him stay in MLS?
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