Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs: April 7, 2011

At Ease, Captain...

Los Angeles Galaxy captain Landon Donovan, was given time to recuperate from a grueling set of friendlies for the U.S. Men's National Team, who drew 1-1 with Argentina and lost 1-0 to Paraguay.

"Landon's getting a little rest," said manager Bruce Arena to's Luis Bueno after Wednesday's practice session. “He had a long week last week, with two international [games] and the Philly game. He doesn't need to be out here."

The team leaves Los Angeles today for a 10-day road trip which includes matches against D.C. United, Toronto FC and the Chicago Fire.

Before Arena and assistant coach Dave Sarachan decided to give Donovan the start against the Philadelphia Union (whom they defeated 1-0 last Saturday), they both weighed their options.

"We could have kept him out of the Philly game or just given him some rest this week," Arena said.

"It’s early in the year where we can be more cautious," Sarachan added. "...

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