Donovan excited to be back in action for LA Galaxy – ‘I felt like a little kid’

Landon Donovan admitted it felt great to be back on the pitch for LA Galaxy on the weekend.

Landon Donovan admitted it felt great to be back on the pitch for LA Galaxy on the weekend.

The 31-year old attacking midfield star played 30 minutes of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Toronto FC after spending the preseason away from the game to assess his future.

Donovan was back after just three training sessions and although he was a bit rusty, he admits he got the feeling of actually wanting to be out there back again.

“I felt like I felt when I was a little kid today,” Donovan, said on club broadcaster Time Warner Cable's postgame show.

“That's the feeling I want back. I was excited to be out there. I was engaged, I was aware and sort of in the moment, and enjoyed it.

“For the last while before that, it hadn't been that way, so I'm very fortunate I was given this opportunity to clear my head, and now I'm excited to be back and help this team.”

He added: “Obviously, I want to play better. I didn't play well. But it was pretty interesting to get that first touch in front of the goal.

“It's going to take time. The only part I need now is the soccer part, and that's evident when I'm playing. Fitness-wise, I felt good. I just need sharpness now and more practice, and I should be back.”

 
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