Speculation and uncertainty dictated the conversations about Landon Donovan this winter. One bedrock principle – his desire to step away from the game for an unspecified amount of time – fueled the ongoing furor and prompted theories about the duration of his absence and the reasons behind it.
Those discussions will not cease until Donovan steps forward and resolves them himself. Only he can explain why he felt the need to do what he did. And he may or may not choose to do so in the manner or with the expediency those around him and the fans around the country want at this juncture.
Although Donovan has not explained himself yet, his club has at least offered a timetable for his return. Donovan will link up with his Galaxy teammates during the last week of March, according to a statement issued by the team on Sunday afternoon.