I suppose this is off-topic and I've tried to avoid these types of posts but I have to respond here... They aren't untruths, they're perspectives and opinions. He didn't succeed in Germany IMO. He may have only been 17 but he returned home without playing first team football. People can mention sticking it out or not having a chance but why have the argument? I'll settle on it simply not working out, he wanted to come home for various reasons, he did that and was successful in San Jose. The second time around wasn't successful either to me. He had some chances there but they didn't work out. You can blame the coach, circumstance and everything else but to me the player also should shoulder some of the blame and isn't immune to it. He went back this time to LA where he did well. Munich was a loan so it's not too easy to say he failed. But there were reports prior to the move that he wanted to stay and look for something long term because of various reasons (some of which would come to light in the spring/summer). He didn't make much of an impact and he did have some opportunities there. Limited though they may have been, it's more than some got and it's an incredibly tough club to break into. It was probably never going to happen because of the circus and turmoil that has always been Bayern Munich. He would have had to have put in wonderkind performances in the time he did get which was too much to ask. Well, that's your opinion. I understand that you're a pretty big Landon Donovan fan and don't like any form of criticism of the player, as many fans are. Fair enough but that won't stop people from having the right to look at things in other ways or being critical if they want. Just because they don't agree with you, it doesn't make their perspective 'stupid', or their interpretations lies. That is, they're no more stupid or untrue than your own opinions about him. I just think it's odd that you would hold on to this type of thinking because it's discrediting the great form he's shown in Everton. He was a major contributor to their victory over Chelsea, to their draw with Arsenal and other results as well. He was clever, played smart, worked hard. He's had some tough times in Europe. Even he will tell you that and has. But he's learned from his times in Germany, he's learned from his time in MLS and is a better player because of all of it. Those are positive things. He's learned, grown, and using the good and bad experiences today. Why not focus on the many new positives? If Donovan moves on to Europe, it'll be done professionally by people in the business who are probably a bit mroe aware of things than most fans. Sure, it didn't work in Germany and they may consider it - they wouldn't be doing their jobs if they didn't. Hell, would you spend the same money Man. City did for Jo right now? But ultimately what should win out is their confidence in the player to perform. If he proves he's worth taking the financial gamble... and I have to say he's doing a very good job of this right now... then it'll work itself out.