By Brian Straus
August 28, 2013
Landon Donovan has responded to criticism of his sabbatical with strong play for club and country.
Nick Ut/AP

Donovan: True. Look, my motivation comes from inside, and while I'm happy as a human being here in L.A., if I'd gone somewhere else in the coming months I still would have performed at that same level. But as far as the off-the-field stuff, it just makes life better, more enjoyable, easier, when I'm here near my family and I can do it in a place where I can call home.

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