If Major League Soccer follows through on its threat to lock out the players union, does that mean Landon Donovan gets recalled from Everton?
I haven’t seen anyone else ask, and I figure I should, because if it’s true, it would suck on several levels. Donovan played awfully well in his first Premier League match, getting an assist on a well-placed corner kick, smoking Arsenal left back Armand Traore on the wing, and getting the English press to take notice. He showed signs of challenging Clint Dempsey’s position as best non-goalkeeping American footballer in England.
If he has to sit in England because of a labor dispute in America, that does nothing to help the U.S. Men’s National Team in a World Cup year — and really, wasn’t that the primary reason MLS was launched in the first place?