Landon Donovan To Miss All-Star Game

Landon Donovan To Miss All-Star Game

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 25, 2011
  • 2011 MLS All-Star Game, Landon Donovan

Somewhere out there, someone is upset over this news. Quite frankly I and probably most of the die-hard LA Galaxy fans are not. Landon Donovan announced over the weekend that he will skip the MLS All-Star Game this week against Manchester United due to a nagging calf injury that has been bothering him lately.

Donovan was expected to start for the league All-Stars but instead will sit it out.¬†With the Galaxy in the midst of a stretch that sees them play 11 times in 42 days, having Donovan miss the All-Star game is probably in the club’s best interest as well as the player’s.

MLS will still have a fair share of stars for the game this week but losing Donovan does hurt a decent bit. Still, its a worthless game that isn’t worth Donovan taking a risk on with so many games ahead.