Landon Donovan hopes to regain his place on the United States men's national team .
Back with the Los Angeles Galaxy after a sabbatical of nearly four months, the 31-year-old midfielder said Thursday he wants to help the US qualify for next year's World Cup .
''I realize that I have a long way to go, both on the field and off the field, to work back into the national team, and that's my goal,'' Donovan said after a training session with the Galaxy at Georgetown. ''I miss being a part of that. I want to represent my country again.''
Donovan, who joined the Galaxy ahead of their visit to the White House Tuesday, said he will not play in Los Angeles' match Saturday at Toronto but could return as a substitute in upcoming games.
A member of three World Cup teams and the American career scoring leader, Donovan has been watching the national team from a distance. The US is 1-1-1 in the final round of qualifying from North and Central America and the Caribbean following Tuesday's 0-0 ti...