Donovan says loan shows he can play at top level

Associated Press

March 14, 2010

     Landon Donovan says his 10-week loan from Major League Soccer to English Premier League club Everton has shown he can play at the highest level.  Donovan has returned to the Los Angeles Galaxy after starting 11 matches for Everton, happy to have won over fans of the team in northwest England.  Donovan struggled on loan at Bayern Munich last year, but says he has now “proved to myself that I can play against any player in the world.”  The United States midfielder scored two goals in 13 matches, helping Everton to beat Chelsea and Manchester United, and draw against Arsenal.  Everton rose from 12th place to ninth with Donovan in its squad.