I've been fielding emails from fans about Landon Donovan and whether he'll stay in Los Angeles. They fall into two groups.
"Please tell me Landon isn't leaving! The Galaxy need him."
"Please tell me that whiner is on his way out."
Right now, I can't make either group happy. I asked Alexi Lalas (not going anywhere right now, stop asking that one) if Ruud Gullit has carte blanche on player decisions, such as whether or not to keep Donovan. Lalas said, "Of course."
Landon himself has spouted the line, "I'm not going anywhere." I don't think he is saying he can't be traded, though. He probably means he's not looking to move, he hasn't asked for a trade and that despite Yallop leaving, he'd like to stay. After all, Landon acknowledges here that he could be gone. "Or they'll get rid of me," and "I wouldn't doubt anything" are pretty telling statements.