MLS Right To Reject Bids for Landon Donovan Even if It’s Wrong for the Player

In the weeks after MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that Landon Donovan was not for sale at any price, he's stuck to his guns. Donovan remains, the right choice for the MLS.

There's been an uproar of protest from fans, as Donovan's prime melts away with each passing day.

It's difficult to argue against the Donovan supporters. Few big fish reach their potential in a small pond. All one has to do is watch Donovan play an MLS game to realize he's well beyond most of his teammates and opponents. European competition would challenge him much more.

Still, some further explanation on Garber's part could have softened the sting of Donovan's squandered talents. Instead all he has said is, "MLS needs soccer heroes, and we have a great American soccer hero playing for us in LA, holding the torch for our sport in this country, and that's very important. I don't believe that's something we can do without." But there is a method to his madness.


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