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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?
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