Despite the usual protestations of Da Bruce, I have just confirmed that Everton are indeed attempting to swing a third January loan spell for Landon Donovan. What I do not yet know is how far or close they might be at this time, or how likely they are to be eager enough to get it done in the end. After this many go-arounds, none of us should be shocked if it goes either way.
What I do know is that this would definitely count as raised-level World Cup 2014 training in Klinsi's book. And, ahem, in mine. This sort of Toffees arrangement also preceded his 2010 showing in South Africa.
- Greg Seltzer