Galaxy’s Donovan Gets Assist in Everton Win Over Chelsea

Landon Donovan’s assist came from what The (London) Times called a “beautifully flighted corner.”

i-260fa5c1d6926a73cf10b510b17d3eb5-donovanpenalty.jpgHe also drew a first half penalty, seen above, after he was tripped by Ricardo Carvalho, but the resulting spot kick was saved. (AP Photo).

Still, Everton beat table-topping Chelsea 2-1. And how about that performance by former England captain John Terry?

And here’s a good point I just retweeted on Twitter: “Everton earned 22 points in 19 matches before Landon Donovan arrived. Since? 13 points in 6.”

Everton are now ninth in the EPL (and climbing).

What odds on Donovan returning to the Galaxy now?

Game story.

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  • Benny Dargle

    I know the question was rhetorical, but it deserves an answer. Is Donovan’s new contract with the Galaxy structured in such a way that he could easily be either bought out or continue his loan with Everton? I can’t see Everton having the cash to meet any reasonable MLS demand ($10 million+), nor could I see another team pony up that kind of cash this late in the season. On the other hand, I could see an extension of his loan if that was already considered up front. So, was it discussed up front?

    On another note, Landon got his first yellow card in the EPL. Wonder if he asked for it as a souvenir?

  • Joseph D’Hippolito

    If there’s a “work stoppage” in MLS, I’m sure Donovan and his agent will insist upon a transfer. If not, Donovan will return as scheduled in March; he’s contractually obligated to do so.