Donovan, who intimated recently that he'd like to go on loan to Everton during the January transfer window, will be staying Stateside instead, ESPN FC reports. LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena said that his players "aren't going anywhere. They had a full 11 months of playing and they need some time off."
U.S. national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann said he wanted his players who could go on loan to Europe to do just that to keep their fitness up ahead of the MLS season and next summer's World Cup. Donovan has already made two short loan moves to Everton in the past few years and said he'd love to go back. Unfortunately for him, it's not in the cards this time around.