Well he was the best player at the under 17 World Cup before setting foot on German soil. And if you chart his performances with the Nats, they didn't start getting respectable until after he left Leverkusen. Donovan has stated that his improvement is a function of the Under 17 program and San Jose, and it's not an opinion without some rationality. What's decent compensation for a guy you never play? Isn't paying his salary pretty fair? Me, I get kind of nervous when Germans start advocating limits on speech. As for investment, Bayern had ample chance to get a benefit out of their investment, but declined. That's life and now things are different. Bottom line is that Donovan is a person and should be able to be free to express his opinions on his own life. What is a contract worth with an employee who hates you? Maybe not so much.