Why Landon Donovan’s USMNT Exclusion Will Make the Galaxy Title Contenders Again

It has been quite the week for Los Angeles Galaxy and United States midfielder Landon Donovan. 

On Tuesday, it was reported that the 31-year-old would not be a part of Jurgen Klinsmann's plans for the upcoming friendlies against Belgium and Germany as well as the three CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in June (via Los Angeles Times). 

As is the usual with news about Donovan, the reaction surrounding Klinsmann's decision was polarizing to say the least. 

While it now seems like a foregone conclusion that the earliest American fans will see Donovan back with the national team is July's CONCACAF Gold Cup, he must now focus on the task at hand in Major League Soccer with the Galaxy.

Just a day after the announcement was made by Klinsmann, Donovan lit the Philadelphia Union on fire with a stunning performance that included a goal and two assists in the Galaxy's 4-1 win. 

Donovan's impeccable partnership with the forward...

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