1/12 Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

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  1. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Two games played. Six goals scored by FCB. Landon has figured in three of them. Not bad.
     
  2. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

    Apr 26, 2008
    TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    it was a freekick by Bayern. An al wehda defender headed the ball in the air, the ball went back down. Donovan beat the other AW defender with physicality, he turned shoot and scored in the corner beating the keeper. Beauty of a goal.
     
  3. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

    Oct 17, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Donovan is about 15 yards out with his back to goal. A high 50 / 50 ball comes in and he positions himself well to bring it down with a nice first touch with his foot, then he turns inside, to his left and drills it in hard and low with his right - a second defender closing in on his shooting foot.

    Very difficult and well taken chance.
     
  4. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Yes, not too shabby at all.

    If this trend holds up, by the time his loan is over, he'll probably have recorded several assists/goals.
     
  5. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Donovan should be able to put up nice numbers at a club like BM that is superior to most teams they play. Hell, anyone capable of scoring 20 for the Galaxy last year should have no trouble getting enough shots off at Bayern Munich to score plenty of goals.
     
  6. Jacques Strappe

    Mar 24, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    ...provided they are on the field
     
  7. alocksley

    alocksley Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Burbank, CA
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    I think not playing with Ribbery today had a negative impact on Lando (as it would on anyone). Ribbery draws defenders to him like flies and creates a lot of space for the other attackers.

    Setting aside LD's goal today, you'd have to consider the first half of the first game to be LD's best, most comfortable-looking so far. Having that quality, penetrating midfielder to play off of will be a big benefit to him in the BL.
     
  8. obewan

    obewan New Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    NC
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Here you go.

     
  9. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    That's true.
     
  10. Rainer24

    Rainer24 Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    I read a report that Klinsmann had put the team through eleven training sessions in just two or three days in the lead up to the prior match, so the idea that many of the players were tired probably isn't too far off base.


    I got the feeling that Donovan would have scored or created another had the match gone on another ten minutes. It took him about a half hour to get into the game, but he was excellent in the final ten minutes or so.
     
  11. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    key point: nobody scores a goal like LD did by luck. Very few players can even try a play like that. It is pre-season but that was an eye-opener. Did you notice he got some congrats from team-mates with that play?
     
  12. dethfire

    dethfire Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    post the goal pleeeeze :)
     
  13. Mr Martin

    Mr Martin Member+

    Jun 12, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
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    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    From Bayern's web site:

    "That was a nice goal, that will give him an additional boost", a pleased Klinsmann said.

    http://www.fcbayern.t-home.de/de/ak....php?fcb_sid=250d6ffe3ba1fb22b30e90ef726b97af
     
  14. supercooper

    supercooper Red Card

    Jun 23, 2008
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    I'd say Klinsmann knows a thing or 2 about nice goals :)
    So far so good. Still in first inning of a 9 inning game. The real games are going to be so much more meaningful to whether or not he gets bought.

    Bayern website gives Donovan credit for hitting the bar as well
     
  15. humin12

    humin12 Member+

    Sep 20, 2008
    Ferguson, Missouri
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    WTF?? That is either the most bullshit statement i've read or you've only seen like 4 matches in which coincidentally bad.
     
  16. alocksley

    alocksley Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Burbank, CA
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    It's going to be interesting to see how Donovan adapts to a super-sub role, assuming BM go into the second half of the season with their usual pairing of Toni and Klose up top.

    This is a role Donovan is completely unaccustomed to. With BM's crowded fixture list, I'm sure he'll get some starts, and injuries can always be a factor, but I would imagine LD will be used in this capacity most of the time.
     
  17. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
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    Bolivar La Paz
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  18. Stogey23

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    Dec 12, 1998
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  19. Rainer24

    Rainer24 Member

    Jan 6, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Club:
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST


    I have seen plenty of his matches, and he has usually been mediocre to bad. Sorry, but I am not a fan of his and never will be. OK, he's far from the worst defender I've seen, but I would expect that a team like Bayern could do significantly better.
     
  20. Cris 09

    Cris 09 Trololololo

    Nov 30, 2004
    Westfalenstadion
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Of course the goal was not luck. It was talent, but I'm sure there are way more, WAY MORE than a "few" players that can do that!

    Also, I'm pretty sure the other players congratulated Donovan simply because he scored, not necessarily because of the "play" itself.

    By the way, this isn't pre-season. It's called "winter pause" or "winter break".
     
  21. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    You're absolutely right.

    He praticed that particular play every night with his hollywood actress wife.

    Settled, Turn, Shoot, GOOAAALLLLLL...
     
  22. alocksley

    alocksley Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Burbank, CA
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    If menopause gives you hot flashes, does winter pause give you cold ones?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
     
  23. Dynamo Kev

    Dynamo Kev Member

    Oct 24, 2000
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    I nominate this as The Most Overrated Goal of the Year..
    well done BS hype machine.

    psst.. EJ scored in a reserve match today.
     
  24. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Yeah, reading the descriptions here I was expecting much more than I saw with that goal. Nice play to shield the loose ball after the defensive miscue and he places it well. but that was nowhere near the wonder goal it seems some are saying.

    He needed to get a goal and he got one. Good job and he's doing well. But, let's not make it out that he scored some wonder goal that all of Europe is going to be prattling on about for days.

    The standard at a club like Bayern is high. That goal was nothing any of their other strikers haven't scored. It was a good play, but let's have a bit of perspective. It was nothign to win him a job outright. He will need more goals of that quality and better to be seen as a must purchase player by a club of this stature.
     
  25. harttbeat

    harttbeat Member

    Dec 29, 1998
    New York
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    the bigsoccer hype machine.
     

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