Landon Donovan is arguably the best American soccer player to ever kick the ball. He loves L.A., his wife Bianca works as a T.V actress here, and he has already led the Galaxy to one MLS championship since he arrived in 2005.
Yet Lalas emphased recently that no one is untouchable. With the likes of Zinedine Zidane perhaps waiting in the wings, Donovan may be considered by some as expendable.
However, though Lalas said the "untouchable" bit, he also added something else.
"I hope Landon’s here for years to come and I hope Landon finishes his career with the Galaxy."
I think that means that as long as Landon performs well, he's likely to stay.