It certainly perked some ears up that Landon said in a recent online chat that he'd been considering Europe more as a playing option.
I'm not surprised. As much as Landon had always protested that he didn't need to be in Europe, that he could prove himself a good player in the U.S., that his play really developed while in MLS, he never closed the door off to the "right situation" in Europe. He has expressed a preference for Spain (Yes! Go to Spain, Landon. I'll wrangle a trip out for a story there.) or England (fine, ok, England's good, too. Actually, I've never been there.)
What Landon said at one point was that "no one is beating my door down", and I took that to mean that he wasn't getting the sort of offers that would tempt him away from Los Angeles. Before the 2006 World Cup, I conjectured that if Landon had a good tournament, he might in fact get some nice offers. He seemed open to that, but we all know what happened then - except for the Italy game, Landon, like the rest of the U.S. team, didn't turn in a great performance.
Here's where Beckham's arrival presents Landon with a new opportunity. It shines a big spotlight on the Galaxy that could have some entities from Europe and those clubs in Spain and England, consider Landon again. That's where he'd like to go, and he's still young enough to make that happen.
If the right offer doesn't come through, Landon isn't going to go to Europe just to go. He doesn't actually want to go to a club so big that he's just watching games. Yet I don't see him ever going to a Norwegian team, for instance. He's said he's fine with spending the rest of his career in MLS and I believe him. However, that doesn't mean that he wouldn't pack his bags to go to a place in Europe that would be a good fit. Landon knows, however, that most players don't get to pick and choose their situations. He's going to have to impress to even get any kind of notice from clubs in England and Spain.
Of course, games like the one in Colorado aren't going to do it.