Donovan: Bittersweet, But Proud As He Leaves….

Donovan's "final?" image in an Everton kit?

Earlier today, Landon Donovan took to twitter to tell friends he was happy coming home, but also label that homecoming bittersweet as he thanked Evertonians for accepting him with open arms.

What is the one last image that he’s taking with him as he dons a Galaxy uniform for the first time in 2010?

From Everton’s official site:

“The send-off from the fans after the Hull City game was one of the most incredible experiences of my life,” Donovan told evertonTV.  “You feel proud but it was also a sad moment, because when you’re accepted that way and you feel that love, it’s hard to leave.

“I’ve never seen or experienced anything like that and I just kind of went with the moment – I didn’t want to make too much of it and have them booing me and get me off the pitch!

“I just wanted to show my appreciation.  For me, I fed off that energy and I hoped that they fed off my energy – then it’s been a win-win for everyone.

“Playing and beating Chelsea and Manchester United within the space of a week will be something I will always remember too,” he continued.  “I don’t think any other American has had the opportunity to do that and there aren’t many other players in the world who get to play against and beat those two teams.”

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Freegle on 2010/03/14 at 8:28 AM

    Hey Lando…. another American beat Man U and Chelsea at the same time as you did. So its a pretty safe bet that you arent the only American to have that opportunity.

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    • I think everyone writes off American goalkeepers when they refer to all these milestones. I don’t know why either…

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      • Posted by kaya on 2010/03/14 at 11:20 PM

        I think GK’s are often excluded in these kinds of discussions in general.
        The thing I’m more concerned about is what this world is coming to when Donovan uses twitter. Next thing I know, my mom will start tweeting.

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  3. Posted by Scott on 2010/03/14 at 4:59 PM

    Landon proved that he can play at any level for a team where he is not the sole option or focus. Moyes used him perfectly and he was the most exciting player on the pitch in almost every game I saw him play (except Liverpool- he demonstrated there again that he’s not much for the rough and tumble). I agree with a poster from last week that he would really flourish in La Liga and could have years ago if given the opp. Germany was probably the worst place that he ccould have chosen to start his intl career. The best outcome would be that the MLS strikes and he returns to Everton which allows him to continue to gain the muscularity that his intl game often lacks.

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