No; Donovan is a fine player. But it's silly to act as though he didn't flop at Leverkusen. Here's a club that invested millions in him as a teenager and were rewarded with what, precisely? Before he was loaned to the Earthquakes, he was in the German *4th* division, impressing no one and making his name mostly for not being focused. When he came back to Germany after the '04 season, he did little to make things right and was allowed to return to the MLS. That's a success story? Welcome to the 'escuela del ding dong'; what would you like to be today?'