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Donovan Loaned To Bayern Munich; Prelude To Permanent Move?
Published November 21, 2008
|Donovan To Play For Bayern
Munich During MLS Offseason
POSTSEASON RENTAL: The MLS Fire Thursday announced MF Cuauhtemoc Blanco will be loaned to Mexican Primera Division club Santos Laguna for the postseason, which begins this weekend, but Blanco "is expected to return to Chicago for the 2009 MLS regular season." Santos Laguna President Alejandro Irarragorri said that Blanco will "return to Chicago after the league's apertura season playoffs conclude, which could be as late as January, if Santos Laguna reaches the final." Financial details of the loan were not disclosed (SOUTHTOWN STAR, 11/21).
GALACTIC ERROR: In L.A., Steve Dilbeck writes the Galaxy's partnership with Beckham has been a "failure." Dilbeck: "If certainly not complete disappointment, I still mark down AEG's bold experiment for three reasons." The Galaxy have "failed to make the playoffs during both of Beckham's seasons with the team," no "truly significant international player has taken his lead and followed him to the MLS" and Beckham and the Galaxy "have faded to back pages of sports sections and become almost invisible to the electronic media" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 11/21).