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Thursday’s Toffee Bites: Landon Donovan could be next head of US Soccer

In today’s links: RBM’s Brian Foley is featured in the Echo, a Lyon preview and Koeman in trouble

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It is match day once again! Everton’s boys in blue need three points desperately. A draw would be bad, but a loss would be absolutely crushing. Can they get the win? Sure, it could happen. I mean, there are only three possible outcomes. A win is realistic, and Lyon have a healthy number of injuries, if that makes sense. Will it happen? Dude, I don’t know. Just watch the game; I’m freaking out over here.

In case you missed it

Projected Everton Lineup Against Lyon
Assessing the Blues’ personnel options ahead of their massive Europa League match at Goodison.

Koeman has full, total support of the Everton Board
Manager’s comments ahead of crucial Europa League fixture tomorrow.

Everton’s European hopes in the balance ahead of Lyon tie
The Toffees need a win on Thursday - for a number of reasons.

Thursday’s Toffee Bites

US Soccer election: Landon Donovan mulling run for president | SI.com
Landon Donovan is seriously considering running for U.S. Soccer president as a challenger to Sunil Gulati.

Matchday Guide: Olympique Lyonnais - EvertonFC.com
Everton welcome seven-time Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais to Goodison Park on Thursday night in their third Europa League Group E fixture.

Monday Night Football Extra: Why Everton needed Olivier Giroud - Sky Sports
amie Carragher examines why Olivier Giroud would have made the difference for Everton this season.

Everton: Ronald Koeman admits he may be in 'crisis' amid poor run | SI.com
Everton has struggled mightily over the last couple of months, and manager Ronald Koeman is feeling the heat.

'Everton having no striker is just an excuse, DCL should lead the line' - Liverpool Echo
Stateside Blues fan Brian Foley of @foleysthoughts is the latest to give a View from the Gwladys Street. Hey, we know that guy!!

What and How to Watch

Europa League: Marseille vs Vitoria Guimaraes, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Nice vs Lazio, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Zorya vs Hertha BSC, 1 p.m. ET, beIN Sports
AC milan vs AEK Athens, 3:05 p.m. ET, FS2
Atalanta vs Apollon Limassol, 3:05 p.m. ET, ESPN3
Everton vs Lyon, 3:05 p.m. ET, FS1
Women’s Friendly: United States vs South Korea, 8:30 p.m. ET, FS1
MLB: Dodgers at Cubs, 8 p.m. ET, TBS (Game five if needed)
NFL: Chiefs at Raiders, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network

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