Landon Donovan to return to Everton from LA Galaxy

Everton have reached an agreement to bring Los Angeles Galaxy and United States forward Landon Donovan back to Goodison Park on a short-term loan.

The 29-year-old will rejoin the Toffees for January and February.


  • Born in Ontario, California, USA, on 4 March 1982.
  • Became the youngest American to sign with a foreign club when he signed for Bayer Leverkusen in February 1999 aged 16.
  • Scored twice for the USA in the 2002 World Cup, helping the side reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1930.
  • Joins LA Galaxy in 2005 and helps them to the MLS Cup.
  • Joins Bayern Munich on loan from November 2008 to March 2009.
  • Joins Everton on loan in January 2010.
  • Scores for Galaxy in their 1-0 MLS Cup final triumph in November 2011.

Everton boss David Moyes said: "I am delighted that we have managed to get Landon back. He will give us some good experience over January and February.

"He did well for us when he was over two years ago and hopefully will return with those same qualities."

Donovan will be eligible to play in Everton's Premier League game against Bolton on 4 January, with the loan lasting until after the Merseyside derby at Anfield on 25 February.

He told the club's website  : "The opportunity to return to Everton and play for such a well-respected club and a manager that I hold in such high regard was something that was simply too good to pass up.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Everton in 2010 and I'm hopeful that we can experience similar success this time around."

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