Donovan set to return from loan Sunday

Donovan set to return from loan Sunday

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Donovan set to return from loan Sunday



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Landon Donovan has one more game to leave his mark on Everton.

The Los Angeles Galaxy captain will be returning from his loan spell this Sunday, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena told reporters on Tuesday. He will be returning to Los Angeles in full shape. In each of his nine matches with the Toffees over the last six weeks, Donovan has played the full 90 minutes. He has assisted on six of Everton's 11 goals in that time.

Donovan's loan was supposed to extend for another week, but Everton's Merseyside derby scheduled for Feb. 25 against Liverpool had to be postponed to a yet-to-be-determined date after the Reds advanced to the Carling Cup final. That match is slated for Feb. 26 at Wembley Stadium.

As a result, Donovan's final match will be Everton's FA Cup fifth-round battle on Saturday against Blackpool. He is slated to return to the Galaxy and train with the club in Tucson, Ariz., ahead of the Diamond Desert Classic. He will then return to Europe to join the U.S. men's national team for its friendly against Italy, according to Arena.

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