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Donovan in Everton blue is not likely to be reprised this season.
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan cannot be faulted for being sort of confused these days.
Donovan's season with the Galaxy ended a few weeks back. Donovan's United States men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann was on the record that he wanted players like Donovan to pursue international opportunities.
"Our priorities are set so that the first one is if you get a chance to go on loan to Europe, do it," said Klinsmann of players like Donovan and Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey, according to MLSsoccer.com.
Not so fast my friend, say the Galaxy.
As reported by Kevin Palmer of ESPNFC.com, "Everton’s hopes of bringing U.S. international Landon Donovan back to Goodison Park on loan appear to have been dashed, after LA Galaxy confirmed the midfielder will spend the next few weeks preparing for the new MLS season."
Palmer, via the LA Galaxy podcast, quoted Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena thus: “Our players aren’t going anywhere. They had a full 11 months of playing and they need some time off."
Right, because the fortunes of the Los Angeles Galaxy should always come before America's prospects for success in the World Cup.
What was Klinsmann thinking?