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Everton announces Donovan loan move

Landon Donovan (ISIphotos.com) 

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Everton FC formally announced the completion of the Landon Donovan loan move on Friday, clearing the way for the U.S. men's national team star to make his temporary move to the English Premier League.

Donovan will join U.S. teammate Tim Howard and the Toffees after the New Year, pending acceptance of his UK work permit application, which is a formality given Donovan's U.S. national team status.

Donovan's loan will last for roughly ten weeks and have him back with the LA Galaxy in time for its season opener vs. New England on March 27.

So who will Everton be facing during those ten weeks? Try nearly every top team in the EPL. Here is a rundown of Everton's schedule during Donovan's loan:

Jan. 2- vs. Carlisle United (FA Cup)

Jan. 9- at Arsenal

Jan. 16- vs. Manchester City

Jan. 27- vs. Sunderland

Jan. 30- vs. Wigan

Feb. 6- at Liverpool

Feb. 10- vs. Chelsea

Feb. 18- vs. Sporting Lisbon (Europa League)

Feb. 20- vs. Manchester United

Feb. 25- at Sporting Lisbon (Europa League)

Feb. 27- at Tottenham

March 6- vs. Hull

March 13- vs. Birmingham

What do you think of Donovan joining Everton? Will you be looking forward to watching him face the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United? Hoping he winds up in England permanently come a year from now?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Grip

    In the rest of the world being the captain means a great deal more than it does here. So yeah, football fans over there are about that. Also, while Los is the current captain, Donovan has captained the side in the past.


  • Secondrate

    Yakubu and Saha? Who has blinders on now? That is very debatable. Yakubu is pretty inconsistent and Saha can’t stay healthy, which is a big deal when evaluating players. He would still be at Man. U if he could stay out of the trainer’s room.

    Howard is a keeper and is not relevant to the discussion. Also he is not the best American keeper, Friedel is, while Donovan is the single most irreplaceable US player.

    Cahill is also debatable but he’s better than Yakubu and Saha.


  • Dominghosa

    OK, Moyes, now lets get a defender or three. (Though, I know it’s really not up to you.)


  • Tim

    27 is someone at his prime. So teams looking for a player to contribute immediately will be attracted by the possibility.


  • Marcus in California

    Spot on.

    In truth, I suspect Kizz is just little kid that has learned to use the Internet… We should just ignore his immature antics.


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