USMNT great Landon Donovan among finalists to take over San Jose Earthquakes – sources

USMNT great Landon Donovan among finalists to take over San Jose Earthquakes - sources

Landon Donovan is among the finalists to take over as supervisor of the San Jose Earthquakes, sources have told ESPN.

One source said that the Quakes are in the last period of the screening with five applicants in addition to the current training staff in thought. The source added that San Jose has talked with north of 10 individuals simultaneously.

The Quakes headed out in different directions from Matias Almeyda back in April, and from that point forward have been overseen on a break premise by Alex Covelo.


Donovan, 40, is in his third season dealing with the San Diego Loyal in the second-level USL Championship, with the group situated in third spot in the 14-group Western Conference with 34 focuses from 19 matches played. Notwithstanding his administrative obligations, Donovan is likewise the co-proprietor and leader VP of soccer tasks.

In 2021, Donovan was among a few names connected with the Real Salt Lake work, yet he at last pulled out his name from thought, with the post ultimately going to his previous U.S. worldwide colleague, Pablo Mastroeni. Donovan has additionally sought after different MLS occupations previously.

Donovan didn’t answer an instant message looking for input. A Quakes representative likewise declined to remark.

Donovan’s unsurpassed record with the Loyal is 30-23-15. He drove San Diego to the end of the season games last season, where they lost in the primary round to San Antonio FC. En route, he has produced a standing as a savage protector of his players, remembering an occurrence for 2020 when he pulled his group off the field after midfielder Collin Martin was exposed to an enemy of gay slur by then Phoenix Rising forward Junior Flemmings.

If Donovan somehow managed to land the San Jose position, it would stamp a thrilling re-visitation of the association where he burned through four seasons and drove the group to the 2001 and 2003 MLS Cups. In the wake of getting back to Bayer Leverkusen, the club that marked him as a young person, and later credited him to the Quakes, he shockingly got back to MLS with San Jose’s most outstanding opponents, the LA Galaxy, no doubt stirring up a lot of consternation for Quakes fans.

He proceeded to win four additional MLS Cups with the Galaxy. Notwithstanding Leverkusen, the Quakes and the Galaxy, Donovan likewise played with Club Leon, as well as advance spells with Bayern Munich and Everton.

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