Landon Donovan returning to MLS and the United States
So what does it say about American Soccer when the best American Player three years running leaves his European club team Bayer Leverkusen to return to the MLS? You say American Soccer is overrated.
Landon Donovan has been an exciting player to follow, but his lack of playing time in the European league speaks volumes of the American Soccer development schedule. It raises these questions:
- Why can't Americans be as successful in soccer as their European counterparts?
- Does the system of youth recreational soccer support the development of pro soccer players?
- What can the US soccer organizations do to make our success more realistic?