No Offseason Loan For Landon Donovan

CARSON (AP) — The Los Angeles Galaxy says Landon Donovan will forgo the chance to be loaned to a European club during the offseason.

Donovan scored two goals in 13 matches during a loan to Everton from last January to March, helping the Toffees beat Chelsea and Manchester United, and draw against Arsenal. He spent the early part of 2009 on loan to Bayern Munich.

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said Tuesday that it’s “in the best interest of the club and the player that Landon continues his postseason break.”

Donovan had said he felt physical and mental fatigue after a nonstop year in which he returned to the Galaxy immediately after the World Cup, where his stoppage-time goal against Algeria advanced the U.S. to the knockout phase.

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