How do all of these threads turn into debates about whether Yank X (Dempsey, Donovan, Shea) could be starting for Arsenal? It's just pointless. Donovan had a great spell in Everton. I can't help but wonder how his club career might have played out if he had pushed himself instead of staying in his comfort zone in MLS. My fear is that he will be past his prime by the time he's truly "free." Then again, nobody forced him to sign those contracts. Either way, I think these two successful loan spells have earned him a lot of respect. He has an 83 rating in FIFA 12. Highest of any American.