Josh Saunders explains absence

Updated: May 22, 2012, 4:54 PM ET
By Scott French | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

CARSON, Calif. -- Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders, who has been in Major League Soccer's substance-abuse treatment program since late April, returned this week to training, saying he is "happy to be in the state that I'm in now."

Saunders, 31, said Tuesday that neither drugs nor alcohol was involved in his entrance into MLS's substance abuse and behavioral program.

"I was under some stress. I was putting myself under a lot of pressure. I just needed to step away," he said. ...

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