Landon IS the difference for the Galaxy
With and without Landon Donovan in the regular season (22 games vs 10 games):
Goals per game: 1.50 vs 1.10
Points per game: 1.50 vs 1.20
That's not even taking into account the playoffs or the Open Cup. They may have been only a .500 team, but with him (as well as the other internationls like Albright, Marshall) they are very good.