Bruce Arena: 'No loans for Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane'

LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane in action against Seattle Sounders on November 18, 2012
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Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena says that none of his designated players will be going out on loan during the MLS off-season.

Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena has said that none of his three designated players will be going out on loan during the MLS off-season.

Landon Donovan is reportedly close to agreeing a third spell at Everton, while Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Keane have also been linked with short-term moves to Europe.

However, Arena does not want his players to over-exert themselves by playing competitive club football overseas.

When quizzed about a possible loan for Gonzalez, Arena told Galaxy's official website: "Our players aren't going anywhere. Even though we argue that the [offseason] layoff is going to be too long, he can go in camp with the US national team in January, along with Landon Donovan.

"Our players have had a really tough run this year, in particular Robbie and Omar with all their requirements with national teams.

"They've had a full 11 months of play and they need some time off and then they need to get back here in LA and be ready for a challenging campaign that includes in the beginning not only the league, but the [CONCACAF] Champions League."

Galaxy finished third in the MLS Western Conference last season.

LA Galaxy captain Robbie Keane in action against Seattle Sounders on November 18, 2012
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