Landon Donovan: Why MLS Needs Him to Stick Around for Another Season

Landon Donovan's indefinite hiatus from soccer has been well documented. For the sake of MLS and its potential growth, it had better not overlap the 2013 regular season.

With four titles and an opportunity to be the first MLS team to win the CONCACAF Champions League, the Los Angeles Galaxy are on the verge of becoming a “super club”—a distinguished entity in the world of soccer.

But without the most decorated player in recent memory, the Galaxy lack the talent and notoriety to become the team MLS so desperately needs.

MLB has the New York Yankees. The NBA has the Los Angeles Lakers. The NFL has the Dallas Cowboys.

MLS needs the LA Galaxy.

Fans maintain dynasties are to the detriment of sports. The television ratings state otherwise. 

The 2012 NCAA Championship—which pitted basketball powerhouses Kentucky and Kansas against one another—earned a five-percent increase from the 2011 c...

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