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

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by tsaldana3, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. 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...why do you think they move to the Middle East during this time of the year... :D
     
  2. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

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

    it was a meaningless goal cause it was a friendly. But it was a damn good goal.
     
  3. CommonSense

    CommonSense Member

    Jul 12, 2006
    Portland
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Yea, I was also expecting a better goal, but still a nicely taken shot. A good way to turn a so-so game into a solid outing that pushes him closer to a move, not much, but every success pushes him closer to his final goal.
     
  4. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

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

    If he had hit that straight at the keeper, I still would have considered it a good attempt. Creating something out of a half-chance....

    It's just not the type of goal we usually see out of Donovan. If he can add a back-to-goal element to his game, that makes him that much more complete as an attacker.
     
  5. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Maybe LD should have back heeled it back into the air, ran a circle around the defender, and bicycled it into the back of the net.:rolleyes:
    He scored a goal, that is usually a good mark on a performance. I don't think anybody here claimed goal of the year on that one.
     
  6. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

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

    The clip you guys are seeing doesn't show the angles I saw during the live stream. I think you guys would better appreciate the goal if you saw what I saw.

    It's not a golazo or anything. But it's a very good goal.
     
  7. KALM

    KALM Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boston/Providence
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Yeah it looked less impressive in that highlight clip. Not sure if it's the angle or that it isn't at full speed.
     
  8. tsaldana3

    tsaldana3 Member

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

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_2EYNz-8So"]YouTube - 04/26/08 Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles Galaxy[/ame]

    2nd goal at 1:46. His three goals that game were the type of goals Donovan made throughout the whole season. Quick reaction type goals.
     
  9. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Yeah, I got so excited reading the posts here that I expected some crazy nearly impossible goal from Lando. It certainly takes great skill to box out (b-ball terminology) that defender like that and get a perfect touch as the ball falls to put it into an open space for a second touch shot, but, alas, it was nothing beyond what any quality forward in Europe will do on a pretty regular basis. That being said, at the very least it puts him in the category of ''quality Euro forward'', which I think is probably better than ''excellent MLS forward''. I agree with the other posters that say he's got a lot more work to do in the real games, but I think he can and will do it. And if, after a couple of months, they decide they don't want to pay $10,000,000 or whatever for him, some other club very well might.

    EDIT: And that goal from the Al-Wehda guy was really superb. He made Bayern's defenders look like high-schoolers. And he was cool as a cucumber throughout.
     
  10. HouseHead78

    HouseHead78 Member+

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

    Yeah, he can definitely pounce on a ball and put it on target quickly.

    I had forgotten how good he was in that Chivas game.
     
  11. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

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

    I think the posted clip makes it look a little less good than it looked in real time.
     
  12. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Who gives a shit, it was a nice goal and it caps two appearances for a top 10 in the world club where by statistics and by observation, he has showed that he belongs and can be an asset. Obviously they are friendlies, but it's still a great start for him.
     
  13. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    I think that, rather than the Al-Wehda guy looking good, it was the Bayern players looking incredibly sucky. When was the last time you saw a high level first defender fall on his butt, letting the attacker go free? Look like "high-schoolers" is right!
     
  14. 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

    Well, now, in fairness, the video doesn't show his touch to bring the ball down. It was pretty nice. :D

    But yeah, I'll go with Klinsmann's description: it was a nice goal.

    No, nothing spectacular. The entire game was nothing spectacular, and that's putting it mildly.
     
  15. dcochran

    dcochran Member+

    Feb 17, 1999
    Tiverton, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    If we're going to talk about non-LD goals, the Al-Wehda goal was very slick, but Ribery's was the class of the day. The way he schooled the defender to create space was unreal.
     
  16. judodono

    judodono Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    Bay Area, Ca.
    Club:
    --other--
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    that Ribery goal, OTOH.. wow..
     
  17. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    having a direct hand in 3 of 6 goals is pretty damn good
     
  18. 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

    Almost more impressive to me than his goal, which was good, but not spectacular, Donovan had a beautiful flick to a team mate late in the game that nearly put Bayern in position to score a 4th.
     
  19. mkb3

    mkb3 Member

    Jul 11, 2000
    San Francisco
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Anyone else having issues accessing the highlight reel link? I think it's no longer available.
     
  20. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    yea, now the previously posted link is just showing ribery's goal and no other (excellent goal that it is). if someone has other link, please do so and thanks in advance.

    glad to see LD bulged the ol' onion bag. it certainly can't hurt.
     
  21. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    Oh, you're a baker?
     
  23. Kagler24

    Kagler24 Member+

    Nov 13, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Re: Donovan:FC Hollywood vs Al-Wehda 11:30 AM CST

    link?
     
  24. irish56

    irish56 Member+

    Oct 30, 2006
    indy
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. 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

    Ha, ha! Sorry I made you look a little slow on the uptake. :D

    When I originally posted, I forgot the link. When I went to edit to put in the link, seems like it took forever. In the meantime, you read my post and responded.
     

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