United States of America legend Landon Donovan has revealed his affection for Merseyside giants Everton whom he spent two successful loan spells with while he was still a professional football player. He sat down with the official website of Everton to talk about his love for the club and other footballing matters some weeks ago. Landon Donovan said that he would run through a wall for anyone at the club before adding that he will always cherish being a blue.
Landon Donovan is currently the recipient of three positions at a newly formed club in the second division of club football in the United States of America. San Diego Loyal are in the United States League (USL) Championship and Landon Donovan is the owner, manager and executive vice president of soccer at the club. Landon Donovan spent his first loan spell at Everton in 2010 before returning for another loan spell two years later. He was at Major League Soccer (MLS) giants LA Galaxy when he signed on loan for the Toffees twice. He follows Everton keenly and the American would have been impressed by the performance of the club in the Premier League this season as they chase down a Champions League spot at the end of the campaign.
Everton started the season in an impressive manner as they topped the league for several weeks before a slump in form saw the Mersey siders drop down the table but they have picked up in recent weeks. Everton are in the conversation for Champions League qualification and the title race is still within reach for the club if consistency can be achieved. Everton are in sixth spot on the league standings at the moment with 32 points and they are two points off the final Champions League slot occupied by Mersyside rivals Liverpool having played two games less. They are eight points off top spot having played two games less than recipient Manchester United.