Donovan loaned to Bayern Munich

Landon knows to hydrate before long trips overseas

Landon knows to hydrate before long trips overseas

Bayern Munich have secured the services of Landon Donovan…at least temporarily.  Similar to teammate David Beckham’s loan deal with A.C. Milan, Landon’s spell with the club will begin January 1st and end in March–in time for the new MLS season.  But unlike the Beckham deal, it seems like there’s a possibility that the loan will be extended or, perhaps, made permanent.  The Galaxy have stated that they don’t want to let Donovan go, but if he impresses during his three-month loan, I think he’ll see his dream of returning to European soccer fulfilled.  And despite what the Galaxy may think, Donovan’s departure would be best for all parties.  No, they won’t be able to replace a player like him, but do they really need to?  A few competent defenders could go a long way for that club (and no more thirty-something ex-US Nats).  That’s all I’ll say about that–this is, after all, a US Soccer blog.

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