LA Galaxy's Landon Donovan: I'd play for David Beckham's new Miami club, but "not for a few years"
Landon Donovan made a charismatic appearance on The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, chatting amiably with the veteran sports pundit on a wide variety of topics ranging from the World Cup to Boyz II Men to hair plugs – including a potential future move to the upcoming MLS expansion club in Miami.
“Everyone's got a price, Dan,” said the LA Galaxy and US national team star when Patrick asked if he'd join the project being supervised by former teammate David Beckham. “Potentially. Not for a few years. I'm in LA for a few more years.”
After Patrick broached the topic of Donovan's relationship with Beckham, Donovan playfully revealed that the English icon had recently made a “weird” visit to the LA locker room.
“He was a teammate of ours, so he comes around from time to time. But now he walks in the locker room as an opposing owner. Is that OK, or no?” said Donovan, who signed a contract extension with the Galaxy last year. “That's not OK, right? I sort of felt that. [New England Revolution owner] Robert Kraft wouldn't walk in our locker room.”
Patrick asked why he didn't intervene to eject the ex-Galaxy midfielder.
“Well, it wasn't up to me, unfortunately,” said Donovan. “I love David, I want him around but it's a little weird, [him] walking in the locker room now. I told him that, too. I told him, 'You're an owner now, you can't do that.'”
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Donovan also played it coy when asked whether he intended to retire from international soccer after this summer's World Cup – even though he steadfastly insisted that he's not certain of a place on Jurgen Klinsmann's squad.
“I don't know. We'll see,” he said. “Depends on how I feel.”