If Landon Donovan wants to leave to Europe, he could do a lot worse than the club he's training with.
Donovan is training with Bayern Munich as the interest from Bayern manager Jurgen Klinsmann never subsided.
It's merely a 10-day training stint but if anything shows how serious Donovan is taking a possible move to Europe. Donovan failed in the Bundesliga as he returned to MLS a lot sooner than anticipated following a brief return to Bayer Leverkusen in 2005. But Donovan is at a different place now both physically and, more importantly, mentally. He knows the challenges that Europe brings and is prepared to face them.
Perhaps he can end up with the famed German club. Such a move might seem like a bad choice considering his stint with Leverkusen. But having people like Klinsmann and Martin Vasquez around may help.
ADD: Here's the official release from the Galaxy.
LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan will train with German Bundesliga side Bayern Munich for the next 10 days the club announced today. Donovan, who is a finalist for the MLS MVP award and led the league in scoring with a career-high 20 goals in 25 games, is expected to return to Los Angeles later this month.
The defending Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich are coached by former LA Galaxy Technical Adviser Jurgen Klinsmann. They currently sit in third place in the Bundesliga, one point behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen and TSG Hoffenheim.