Just a few months after Landon Donovan thought he might be finished with soccer, he re-signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday with his passion rekindled.
For the past six years, whether or not their play justified it, the Los Angeles Galaxy have been branded as America's answer to the superclub. In the parity-driven culture of MLS, the presence of international icon David Beckham and American star Landon Donovan put them a cut above the rest in terms of sheer talent, name value and exposure.
David Beckham lifted a trophy in what could be his final game for the Los Angeles Galaxy, an exhibition victory over Australian A-League team Melbourne Victory on penalty shots Tuesday.
To boast the elite services of David Beckham, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan, the Los Angeles Galaxy shelled out more than $12 million during the 2011 Major League Soccer season. But when the club's three designated players were tested on the grandest of American soccer stages Sunday, they turned out to be worth every penny.