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admsghs27
Post #1
Monday August 12, 2013 7:56am

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Ok his 7 goals away from tying cunningham and 8 away from breaking the all time leading scorer record,I give him a good chance,.specially in the form his in... I say he breaks the record then leaves next. Season taking a huge $ contract most likely in mexico, if not europe or qatar..

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #2
Monday August 12, 2013 8:03am

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I really don't think Donovan is going anywhere. He had his best days behind him to go abroad. He'll continue to go on loan if the form continues for years to come, perhaps to higher calibre teams, most likely continuing with the Toffees (hopefully). I love seeing Donovan play for Everton.

rjw77
Post #3
Monday August 12, 2013 1:48pm

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I don't think he goes to mexico at all. Everton or back with LA in my opinion.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #4
Monday August 12, 2013 1:49pm

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Since he's the penalty taker and you can always count on about that many from him in a season, as long as he's on the pitch he will probably break the record.

tylercocinas
Post #5
Monday August 12, 2013 2:06pm

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Original post from Fraser31

I really don't think Donovan is going anywhere. He had his best days behind him to go abroad. He'll continue to go on loan if the form continues for years to come, perhaps to higher calibre teams, most likely continuing with the Toffees (hopefully). I love seeing Donovan play for Everton.


Recent articles suggest that he will have a decent number of European options in a few months when his contract is up. Given how well he performed last time around when coming in mid-season with a relatively talented top flight English side, you gotta figure a club needing a boost in the winter window would definitely take a flyer on him regardless of his age.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #6
Monday August 12, 2013 3:01pm

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But due to his age there are a lot of clubs that would like to get him that won't because they won't be willing or able to pay what he'll be asking for in terms of wages.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Monday August 12, 2013 3:23pm

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I think Donovan will stay in LA. And yes I think he will become MLS' all time goal scorer this season.

tylercocinas
Post #8
Monday August 12, 2013 3:39pm

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Original post from recycledhumans

But due to his age there are a lot of clubs that would like to get him that won't because they won't be willing or able to pay what he'll be asking for in terms of wages.


He only makes about $2.5 million per year. That is a meager wage when placed in the European context. Clint was getting more than double that.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #9
Monday August 12, 2013 5:27pm

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Clint is also a year or two younger and playing in a league where the average wages are astronomical compared to here. Clint also earned that pay over several years of consistent performance at the highest level.

A player of LD's calibre would be making much more over there if he'd gone and stayed and did well, but being one of the best players in MLS is like being the tallest kindergartner...it's nice for your ego but in the grand scheme of things doesn't mean much if anything.

I don't want to sound overly harsh, I think LD is great for his club and our country, but it wouldn't be wise for him to move, unless going out on an off-season loan.

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #10
Monday August 12, 2013 5:30pm

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Original post from tylercocinas

Recent articles suggest that he will have a decent number of European options in a few months when his contract is up. Given how well he performed last time around when coming in mid-season with a relatively talented top flight English side, you gotta figure a club needing a boost in the winter window would definitely take a flyer on him regardless of his age.


Yeah I mean I wouldn't be entirely shocked, but I just see him playing with LA. I just think if he were going to go to Europe he would have done it by now. But you could be right, and frankly I would love seeing him play a little bit in Europe. I just don't want that to happen until after the World Cup.

kicksNgiggles10
Birmingham
Post #11
Monday August 12, 2013 5:31pm

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Yeah. He has missed his chance to make a worthwhile long term move IMO.

bbakerxyz
Post #12
Monday August 12, 2013 6:47pm

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Clint gets paid more than Lando because Seattle had to pay him that much to get him to come back. Lando loves SoCal so he'll accept far less than what you'd have to pay him to live in, say, London. He's the best bargain in all of football even w/ an occasional trip to Cambodia.

Lando will stay in SoCal. Wouldn't make any sense for him to move to the EPL after this year. On the down slope of his career!?! He'll retire from the Nats after Rio. Makes me wonder when he'll retire completely. I think he's good enough to play into his late 30s, but you gotta think he'd get bored w/ no WC to motivate him. He doesn't seem the type to get into coaching or commentating.

admsghs27
Post #13
Monday August 12, 2013 7:16pm

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Either Galaxy makes him the highest paid American soccer player ever, or he will have lucrative offers world wide next year.. So there are 11 games left and I believe his 5 goals away.. Last game of the season at seattle, Wow wouldn't that be something if he breaks it in front of 67k vs Dempsey.. I think he will break the record and add 2 or 3 more goals after..

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #14
Monday August 12, 2013 7:29pm

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I mean look at Pirlo. They are different players obviously but it wouldn't be unheard of to see him try and compete for a spot on the next WC. I don't think it likely but always possible, especially since it is Landon Donovan.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #15
Monday August 12, 2013 8:13pm

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Original post from bbakerxyz

He doesn't seem the type to get into coaching or commentating.


I disagree, I think being a leader on the field will translate well into being a leader on the sidelines.

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