I get the feeling there will be some residual interest after the World Cup, so let's talk non-World Cup soccer here.
Starting it off I'll post some of the latest Landon rumors.
Everton wants him:http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sport/f ... -BACK.html
The American forward scored an injury-time winner against Algeria to send USA into the last 16 in South Africa.
And Donovan, who scored twice in a three-month loan spell at Everton last season, is back on David Moyes' radar, with the Scot hoping to seal a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.
Moyes wanted to keep Donovan for longer but LA Galaxy ruled out a move - although the Toffees boss is determined to get him again.
Donovan became a fans' favourite on Merseyside when he moved there last January and claimed he would be open to joining Everton again.
MLS side LA Galaxy are determined to keep hold of Donovan again and if Moyes can't persuade them to let him go permanently, he will ask for a loan deal similar to the one arranged last season.
An insider at Goodison said: "The manager was really impressed with Landon and tried to keep him at the club.
"There's always a chance of him coming back but it's a question of what LA Galaxy want."
He's also a main target of the world's biggest spenders:http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world- ... 62710.html
Yahoo! Sports has learned that English Premier League team Manchester City has identified Donovan as one of its top targets in the gigantic summer spending spree by owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
Man City sent a scout to watch Donovan “in all four games” that the American played during the World Cup, according to a source who is familiar with the team’s player acquisition dealings. Another source close to the club confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that there is “significant interest” in Donovan.
If recent rumors are true, he'll have pretty good reason to get back to England:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/s ... ?eref=sihp
RUSTENBURG, South Africa (SI.com) -- U.S. midfielder Landon Donovan scored a goal for the Americans in their 2-1 defeat to Ghana on Saturday that eliminated the U.S. from the World Cup.
But Donovan has more on his mind right now than the U.S. loss. SI.com has learned that a British tabloid is set to run a story in which a U.K. woman says she is pregnant with Donovan's child.
Donovan has been separated for nearly a year from his wife, actress Bianca Kajlich, though they are not yet legally divorced. They have no children.
"I was informed of the possibility during the World Cup, and if I need to take responsibility, then I will provide the appropriate support," Donovan told SI.com. "This is a private matter and I will refrain from further comment at this time."