Landon Donovan

Where is Landon Donovan now?

One of the greatest American soccer players ever produced and adored by the Goodison faithful during his two loan spells at Everton, Landon Donovan retired from playing in 2016 after a short spell back at LA Galaxy.

Although his time in Merseyside was brief, he established himself as a fan’s favourite with his hard-working attitude winning the Player of the Month award during his first loan spell at the club in January 2010.

His second loan spell at Everton two years later was also a success and he made seven assists in nine appearances for the club before returning to the United States.

Domestically, Donovan enjoyed lots of success in the US winning the MLS Cup with the San Jose Earthquakes twice before winning it a further four times with LA Galaxy.

Regarded as the US national team’s greatest-ever player, Donovan amassed 157 caps scoring 57 goals and was a four-time winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup during his international career.
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Since retiring from playing Donovan has been studying for his coaching badges as well as working in the media as a pundit and analyst for both ESPN and Fox Sports .

In 2015, he took his first steps in football management when he was asked to coach a team of young MLS academy graduates in the 2015 MLS Homegrown Game. He also led a team of graduates in the 2016 version of the same game.

In 2017, Donovan joined the new American owners of Premier League side Swansea City as a minor shareholder as well as working with them in an advisory capacity.

Having never officially retired Landon Donovan made a return to football at the age of 35 in January 2018 when he was signed by Mexican side Club Leon but left six months later.

In June 2019 he co-founded a USL Championship side called San Diego Loyal SC which made their USL league debut in 2020. He also manages the side.

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Landon Donovan: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored2
Yellow Cards2
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forEverton

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