Los Angeles Galaxy: Moyes to Throw Donovan into Everton Fire Early

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst IDecember 20, 2011

"Once a Toffee, Always a Toffee." -Landon Donovan
"Once a Toffee, Always a Toffee." -Landon DonovanRoss Kinnaird/Getty Images

Everton FC boss David Moyes did not pull any punches when saying that he intended to bring Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan into the fire starting Jan. 4 against Bolton Wanderers.

The Galaxy's team captain will be on loan for Everton for two months before returning to Los Angeles for their 2012 campaign.

“We’ll try and get Landon as many starts as we possibly can,” Moyes told MLSSoccer.com's Fidencio Enriquez, “but obviously that’s down to form, fitness, and all the things that go with it. … He comes in a real busy period for us – January, there’s a lot of games over here – so he’ll get his football, he’ll get his playing time, and hopefully he can be as successful as he was last time.”

In his last loan for the Galaxy, Donovan scored two goals in 10 league appearances for the club. Donovan could appear in as many as 11 matches this winter for the Toffees.

Currently, Everton sit 14th in the Premier League table with a 5-8-2 record (17 points) and are in need of some serious production.

“Landon, in his own way, gave us speed, gave us ability,” said Moyes of Donovan’s efforts in his previous loan stint.. “He came in and did great against Arsenal, played in some big games for us. We were in a very good run at the time, and Landon was very much a part of the team.

"[Donovan] was very good at integrating with the players, but more importantly for us was his speed, his attitude and, because he was experienced, it helped us a lot.”