"The future is out of my control," he said. "I want to enjoy this experience. But who knows what will happen in the future. Football’s funny and you never know what could happen. If I look back after 10 weeks and say I really want to stay then maybe I can make that happen. If I say okay, it was good, but I’m ready to go then I can go, but for now I’m taking it week by week."
Donovan also talked about sticking with Major League Soccer: "There are two reasons I have not left the MLS. One is I genuinely love America. I love playing in America and I really want our league to succeed. Some players say it is not as good as other leagues so I am going to take off to play somewhere else. That is fine but for me it is important that 15, 20, 25 years from now our league is thriving. I see the bigger picture in that way."
"The other part of it is that I wasn't ready to be in Europe when I was younger. It is only in the last few years that I would say I have felt ready to do it."