Arena also commented that a return date has not been finalized. This was an implication that the Galaxy star might start the season a bit late, since the player has been asking for some time off due to fatigue.
Donovan had told the press last May that he was thinking of retirement. He had announced that he had been having problems with motivation.
The Galaxy striker has also had a long history of playing time since he was 16 years of age and claims that he has lately been overwhelmed with fatigue.
Landon Donovan accomplished the MLS title with the Los Angeles Galaxy for the second year straight, last year, and was named on the best XI MLS roster. The man still has the touch and could possibly still lead the Angeleno team to another title.