Los Angeles Galaxy Ins and Outs, Dec. 22, 2010

Landon Donovan nixes loan move

The suspense is over. The Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan is staying stateside.

Yesterday, both Donovan and the team announced that LA's No. 10 will forgo any potential loan opportunities when the international transfer window re-opens on January 1. Donovan, who played more than 50 games with the Galaxy and U.S. National Team while on loan with Everton in 2010, was named to the MLS Best XI team again last season after scoring seven goals and adding an MLS-best 16 assists in 24 regular season games.

"We think in the best interest of the club and the player that Landon continues his postseason break and begins preparations for what will be a challenging year in 2011 at both the domestic and international levels,” Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said. “We expect Landon to join our club for the start of preseason training next month as we begin to prepare for the 2011 MLS season.”

For Donovan, the news was bitte...

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