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La Galaxy Press Conference

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by toffeemich (U8894276) 16 December 2009
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Not sure if any one else has heard but La Galaxy have called a press conferennce for 12pm LA time. Present will be the LA Galaxy president, manager and Landan Donavan.

Here's hoping it is his confirming he is joining in Janaury but knowing are look it will be to say he is joining somone like Fulham!!!

COYB!

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posted Dec 22, 2009

Good player who might do very well in the EPL

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posted Dec 22, 2009

Donava's "loan" to Germany was not a loan, he went for a try out and failed. Please get the facts straight. He is a worm and I truly hope he is found out in England!!

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posted Dec 22, 2009

To add to PrairieBhoy's comment...the unfortunate thing is that the MLS league owns each player contractually, unlike most Euro clubs which contract each player individually.

As PB mentioned, this presents a "leverage game" whereby the MLS benefits rather than individual clubs. When you read Donovan has put pen to paper with the Galaxy, it literally means he's contracted by the MLS to PLAY FOR the L.A. Galaxy, e.g., he and other MLS players are the league's whipping boys.

2 months is barely enough to get LD wet behind the ears in the EPL, but it's better than nowt. Considering the position Everton are in, I don't believe Moyes would bring Donovan over unless he honestly felt he could contribute to the furthering of the squad.

When Donovan finishes his loan & returns to L.A., the payoff is that he'll be in peak condition ahead of everyone else, along with experience playing against greater opposition. The downside is that he'll be returning to a much inferior gaffer in Bruce Arena, a much inferior squad in the Galaxy, and much inferior league in the MLS. If Donovan manages to impress, Everton may not be the only squad looking to bring him over to Europe.

Some wonder why the US lacks the ability to find cohesion on the pitch. The same principle applies: you have US players returning from abroad under the much inferior, inexperienced coaching regime of Bob Bradley. Additionally, the politics of Sunil Gulati and the USSF continue to push an MLS-plagued roster which has seen the US struggle to find cohesion on the pitch with a mixture of foreign-based and internationally- inexperienced MLS players. The gulf in class, poor positioning of the squad, and shambolic match tactics have been quite obvious in many of their matches, specifically during World Cup qualifiers. This is merely a brief synopsis of what has hampered American football over the years, and has continued to prevent its advancement, even with the advent of the MLS.

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posted Dec 22, 2009

World Class american giving the celebs in Liverpool a chance to see his greatness

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posted Dec 23, 2009

Landon Donovan world class? Hahahahaha.

He's scored a bunch of goals in an average league and plays for an international team that plays against terrible nations in their federation.

Landon Donovan has a lot to prove.

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posted Dec 23, 2009

landycakes, as he's known in the soccer capital of North America (Seattle) deserves a little more respect than he seems to be receiving in the UK.

i hope Everton uses him as an attacking midfielder. i'm certain you will appreciate his work rate and hope that he proves to be an accomplished finisher.

if he does, he will prepare the fans of the English Nat'l Team for what they will witness next June.

Oh, Merry Christmas from the States - a country that holds a 2-0 edge over England in major competitions (Revolutionary War and 1950 World Cup if you'd forgotten).

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posted Dec 24, 2009

devil
Are we to take it then, that the Home Depot crew are incensed by his disloyalty?
After slating Beckham for not being a team player, he signs a new contract, and then sashays out of the door, having blown his club's chances of silverware with his "JT" moment...
It seems a tad hypocritical to me...

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posted Dec 27, 2009

>> "landycakes, as he's known in the soccer capital of North America (Seattle) deserves a little more respect than he seems to be receiving"

Good grief. Irony much? If you want Donovan to have respect, stop using the epithet "landycakes."

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posted Dec 27, 2009

>> "Are we to take it then, that the Home Depot crew are incensed by his disloyalty? ...
It seems a tad hypocritical to me..."

It only seems hypocritical to you because you don't understand the actual situation, which has already been thoroughly explained in this very thread (along with 10 gazillion other places around the Internet).

You'll find the answer you're looking for if you scroll up and read some of the guests who have posted prior to you.

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