The Galaxy announced the official return of Landon Donovan as Bayern Munich passed on Donovan after all.
With the move, the Galaxy became contenders in the Western Conference... well, contenders for a playoff spot anyway. I don't think they will be as bad as they were last season, with Donovan in tow. Without him, they would have struggled.
Donovan's stint in Germany was ultimately unsuccessful but it wasn't a failure. With Bayern, it wasn't the right fit because the club had different ideas about how to spend their millions and where to invest - they opted to spend on young players instead of a 26-year-old. That doesn't mean Donovan won't get another look, nor does it necessarily mean his desire to play abroad has lessened.
At least this loan went along as planned and wasn't a dragged-out soap opera.