Landon Donovan to Club America Rumors Resurface

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Could have some validity this time around, especially given the time of year and Donovan’s interest in playing at a higher level than MLS. Will we see him wearing Club America’s colors at Home Depot Center at InterLiga in January?

Here’s the report at Univision.

And who owns Club America and Univision? Yep, same company.

Here’s the (rough) Spanish language translation as provided by colleague Gene Maddaus:

According to information from Televisa Deportes, American striker Landon Donovan could be hired by the Aguilas del America for the Clausura 2010, as it is one of the objectives of President Michel Bauer.

He could come for the Interliga.

This was mentioned on the news of Televisa Deportes, but there were no comments from the president of the Aguilas on this subject.

The Aguilas hope to have Landon Donovan for the next Torneo Interliga, which awards two seats for the following Copa Libertadores de America, and also the “azulcremas” hope that he will be their main reinforcement for the Clausura 2010.

It should be remembered that this is not the first time that the name of the striker has made the rounds in connection with Coapa, as last august the brother of the former U.S. national team member Alexi Lalas signaled in a column that Donovan could find himself playing one day with the Aguilas, because the Galaxy striker has all of the requirements to be an “Americanista.”

Landon Donovan is now on vacation, having finished his participation with the Galaxy, the squad that lost the MLS final to Real Salt Lake on penalties.

And here’s another report out of Mexico.

Again, the rough translation provided by Senor Maddaus:

You only have to say the name Landon Donovan in Mexico to bring us bad memories.

Maybe because a few years ago he urinated on the sacred grass of the Estadio Jalisco; maybe because he is one of the best footballers on the continent; but that because he is an American we don’t want to recognize it.

What is clear is that for six months his name has been rumored in Villa Coapa, the home of America.

Today, in the program “Estadio Total” on the “Televisa Deportes Network,” Michel Bauer spoke well of the U.S. national team member.

“He is a good player, the sort of character that any team would want to have in its ranks,” said the president of the “azulcremas”…

Donovan, who now plays for the Galaxy alongside David Beckham, has finished
his participation in the MLS, and as with the former Real Madrid star, has six months “free”, in which he usually searches for an arrangement with a European league.

Certainly Donovan’s character, his style of play and his certain “arrogance” would fit in well at America, a team that is the most obliged to win and to crush its rivals.

Who knows, but maybe the winter market can bring Donovan to America, with those who possibly, very possibly, would debut in the Torneo Interliga, which holds two tickets to the Copa Libertadores de America 2010.

No response from the Galaxy, BTW.

However, Arena reportedly said earlier today he expects Donovan back next season.

And Landon?

“We’ll know soon,” he told “From Bruce’s standpoint, that’s the plan of me being back. We’ll know soon. I haven’t had a ton of time to think about it, but we’ll figure it out shortly.”

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