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.”