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Galaxy preaching patience with Donovan's comeback

Galaxy preaching patience with Donovan's comeback

Landon Donovan’s comeback got off to a slow start Friday.

“I didn’t do much today,” said America’s greatest soccer player, who spent much of his first practice session in 21 months lying on the grass as a trainer stretched out his weary legs.

Whether Donovan, 34, will be able to do much more is uncertain, the player and Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena admitted. But it’s a gamble both were eager to make when they agreed on a four-month contract that brought Donovan out of retirement earlier this week.

“There’s no science to it right now,” said Arena, who is also the Galaxy’s general manager. “There are...

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