Donovan isn't expecting any favours in future team selection.
"In soccer, it's possible that things happen like that. One day a player is the best position and the next day, he's way down," he told the LA Times. "For me, this is an opportunity to demonstrate that I can still do it. And I want to take advantage of it."
"I want to enjoy life. And this for me is enjoyable.
"And when I enjoy it, I play well. So for me right now the objective is to have fun and be a leader and help this team do well.
"And if I do all those things, I think we're going to be successful."