Landon Donovan’s possible final game with Everton FC ended in a 2-2 draw at Birmingham City today. He came on in the 67th minute for Nigerian striker Ayegbeni Yakubu, who had scored one of the Toffees’ pair. Unfortunately, Everton let a two-goal lead slip away, losing a chance to make up ground on the team directly above them in the League standings.
Whether or not this actually is Landon’s last Everton fixture, Galaxy coach Bruce Arena expects his star back in Los Angeles right away. This despite the MLS players voting to strike if a new agreement can’t be reached with owners by March 25th. Not that there’s ever a great time to strike, but for a league still struggling for respect in the US, it seems like a particularly inopportune time.
Everton seriously want him back. We’ll see how it plays out.