As I mentioned before, I wrote an article on the big hero of the DC-LA match.
But the topic wasn't really about how well Landon is playing for the Galaxy - more about where he might play next.
Personally, I give credit to Landon - he didn't play cute or go silent when I asked him about the topic. As has been his habit for a long time, he answered honestly.
As a reporter, I appreciate that and I'll certainly miss it when and if he leaves. Others, though, see another view.
From an email today:
If the feelers are already out there for "Donovan to Europe" (meaning he doesn't need to put out the "I wanna move" sign) and he cannot move til the winter window, why is he risking distracting the team during its playoff run by publicizing this? And it's this very sort of personnel turnover, both player and coach, that has contributed to the Galaxy's decline to mediocrity.....by comparison, teams like Houston and NE get a coach and keep them, and then build a team of players willing to limit somewhat their salaries and ambitions for the greater good. Guys like DeRo who could play somewhere else higher profile for a lot more money.