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Visa Hosts FIFA World Cup Final Draw Viewing Event with Landon Donovan

L.A. Galaxy and U.S. National Team forward [Landon Donovan is close to signing a short-term loan deal that would send him to Everton of the English Premier League](http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=710499&sec=mls&cc=5901). [Soccer By Ives is reporting that](http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/12/everton-finalizes-loan-deal-for-donovan.html) [the deal is already done](http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/12/la-galaxy-issue-statement-regarding-donovaneverton-move.html), despite the Galaxy issuing a statement last night that no deal has been made and [Everton manager David Moyes saying it's not quite done yet](http://www.football.virginmedia.com/page/Football/Headlines/0,,12555~1902239,00.html). Should Donovan end up at Everton, he would join fellow American Tim Howard at the Liverpool club. According to the Soccer By Ives report, the terms of the loan have Donovan returning to the Galaxy in time for the start of the MLS season. Got a Fire fan on your holiday shopping list? Looking to get a gift for yourself? Well, you're in luck [because the Fire is hosting its Locker Room Sale this Saturday at Toyota Park](http://chicago.fire.mlsnet.com/t100/pdf/2009/events/locker_room_sale.pdf). Game worn jerseys, training gear and more will be available at the sale, which runs from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for renewed season ticket holders and 11-2 for the general public. Proceeds from game worn sales will benefit the Chicago Fire Foundation and bringing in one new toy or five non-perishable food items gets you 10% off.

[Steve Goff is reporting that D.C. United has narrowed their head coaching search down to two](http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2009/12/dcu_coaching_update.html#more). Caleb Porter (current head coach at the University of Akron) and Curt Onalfo are on D.C.'s final list.

That's all for now but I'll be back later on today with some Fire specific content so be sure to check back for that.

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