Donovan to return to Everton on two-month loan |

Landon Donovan is headed back to Merseyside.

The LA Galaxy announced on Thursday that the MLS superstar will join Everton on a two-month loan beginning on Jan. 1, reuniting him with the EPL club he represented during a similar loan two years ago.

Donovan appeared in 13 games for Everton in 2010, scoring two goals and drawing rave reviews on his first shot at playing in the English Premier League. He used that loan largely to stay fit ahead of the World Cup in South Africa, and this time he’s eager to return to the club and reunite with his former teammates.

“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,” Donovan said in a statement. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Everton in 2010 and I’m hopeful that we can experience similar success this time around. I want to thank David Moyes and Bruce Arena, as well as executives from both clubs and Major League Soccer for allowing me this unique and special opportunity.”

Donovan will first be eligible for Everton’s game against Bolton Wanderers — for whom fellow US international Stuart Holden plays — on Jan. 4. The loan will last through the Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Anfield on Feb. 25.

The Galaxy captain actually let the news slip earlier on Thursday on Twitter, with words of allegiance to the club that embraced him nearly two years ago.

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