So you waited 4 hours on an American-based, Anglophone chatroom forum on Bundesliga, on a Saturday night (German time)... Amazing, tremendously brilliant research skills. You could've, ya know... maybe done some legit "research" by reading German newspaper accounts of his stint there, or even American online summaries (a LOT of ppl were disappointed that he didn't stick around). And even if superdave were to come crawling back on his knees and beg your forgiveness, it still wouldn't change the following: It is not a universal truth that every single elite athlete must train and play in one of the top 4 leagues in the world in order to perform at his peak level. Many athletes thrive at under the constant pressure to succeed daily. Others simply do not. In fact, I have met pro athletes who swear by the addage that a successful athlete is a happy one. If you have a life outside of sport, when your athletic world comes crashing down (a poor performance, a coaching change where you become the victim of the coach "making an example," the staff intentionally keeping you off the field so that you don't reach a statistic that would kick in a hefty bonus, etc.), if soccer is your entire world... then your entire world has just crashed. If you have a life outside of sport, you can use that as a refuge. And then come back the next day refreshed. Anxiety free. Relaxed. Landon is one of those types of ppl. I'm sorry it doesn't fit your mold. but he really doesn't give a ********.