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Is Landon Donovan Moving To Europe?

The MLS could be on the verge of losing another one of it’s brightest stars to Europe.

LA Galaxy and US national team midfielder/striker Landon Donovan has been contemplating a move to the English Premier League over the past couple of weeks, according to goal.com.

“I’ve had in my mind for a while now that if I have an opportunity, a real opportunity, a good opportunity, to go somewhere, that I would examine it,” he told the Los Angeles Times.

Who can blame the guy. His team is currently in fourth position in the Western Conference and just went through a massive shakeup as their head coach quit and their GM was fired.

At 27 years of age, it makes sense that Donovan would be interested in expanding his horizons and seek better competition.

“The older I get and the more I play, the more I’m yearning for that highest level I can play at,” Donovan told the English press. “I think the Premiership would be the best place [to] play.”

But how would Donovan fair in the EPL? In his two previous stints in Europe—both with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen—he did not do well at all.

The English game, though, is much different from that played in Germany.  The Bundesliga is known for their slow, methodical, pounding style that does not fit Donovan’s aggressive, slicing game.

If he does indeed move to England, Donovan will have to adjust to the extremely physical style of play, but the up-and-down attacking game would fit right in to Donovan’s skill set.

While it would be a sad day to see Donovan leave MLS, I think it would be a great move for one of the league’s greatest players and a huge boost for the US National team that is lead by Donovan.