Landon Donovan will be in Goteberg, Sweden on Wednesday with the U.S. national team and will probably play a key role in the U.S.-Sweden match.
On Thursday, he'll be back at Home Depot Center for the match against Chivas USA.
He was asked if he'd participate in the latter. He gave a strange response. At first, he spoke candidly about it but seemed to correct himself in the last part of it.
"It would be impossible. It would be hard enough playing in L.A. on Wednesday and playing in L.A. on Thursday, much less traveling. Hopefully I can play some part in it and not get any nicks or anything and rest a little bit and hopefully I can help in some manner if needed."
Then, he was asked if he'd be flying back on the same flight as Chivas USA's Jonathan Bornstein.
"I would guess. I'll beat him up on the plane."
Still, it seems strange that both he and David Beckham would even consider playing on consecutive nights with one game in Europe, the other in Southern California and some 6,000 miles in between games.
My guess is that the Galaxy is having problems selling tickets for the game and want to give people hope that both Donovan and Beckham will play.