Donovan returns to Galaxy training, goal is to work way back onto the US national soccer team

Landon Donovan has returned to training with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Now his goal is to work his way back into the national team picture.

Donovan, whose asked club coach Bruce Arena for an extended offseason after the Galaxy's MLS Cup triumph early last December, says it will take some time to regain his form.

After a training session with the Galaxy Thursday at Georgetown, Donovan says he realizes he has "a long way to go, both on the field and off the field, to work back into the national team."

Donovan, who joined the Galaxy ahead of their visit to the White House Tuesday, says he will not play in Los Angeles' match Saturday at Toronto, but could return as a substitute in upcoming league matches.