Landon Donovan’s Return Makes L.A. Galaxy Favorites to Win MLS Cup

Landon Donovan will be back in the MLS fold next season as his Los Angeles Galaxy look to defend their MLS Cup trophy and add more hardware. According to, Donovan will not retire and will re-join his Galaxy teammates following an extended break.With Donovan returning to the club, the Galaxy will be favorites to win the MLS Cup once again this season. Bruce Arena confirmed the news in the report from "We've given him a little bit more time off. He's definitely playing this year, just working out a return date that makes sense for all of us.” The extended break will give Donovan time to get healthy and mentally prepare himself for another MLS season. The loss of David Beckham will be hard for the club to deal with both on and off the pitch. Adding a Donovan retirement announcement to that mix would have been a big blow. Instead, the club will look to re-load using Beckham's designated player slot either now or in the summer transfer window. Without Donovan, the team would still be considered one of the top clubs in the league heading into next season. With Donovan returning, they are clearly the favorite to win the MLS ...
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