Landon Donovan surprised by atmosphere at Goodison Park

Ollie Irish

18th, January 2010

By Ollie Irish


“Man on? I thought you said ‘Mandon’?”

Landon Donovan, who has impressed in his two games so far for Everton, has in return been more than impressed by how vocal footie fans are in England. After his new team’s 2-0 win against Man City, the MLS star said:

“The atmosphere completely surpassed what I thought. I guessed if we scored a few goals or were winning they’d be loud, but it was from minute one. They really push you on. At points you get a bit tired but then you hear them and it helps them keep going.”

This could be where I insert a snide joke about how passive American sports fans are used to being told when to cheer by women with fake breasts and plastic smiles, but I won’t, because many MLS fans actually do support their team with huge and genuine enthusiasm. But when Goodison is rocking, as it was on

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