Alert: Donovan, Howard, Dempsey: Everton v Fulham FA Cup, 1/27 3pm

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by richmondlaw, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Well, Dempsey needs some service, in his position, and Fulham lost the midfield battle for most of the second half (except the last 10 minutes).
     
  2. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What was Jol thinking with that starting lineup?
     
  3. respite_cdd

    respite_cdd BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 12, 2009
    Harrison, NJ
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That sound you hear is the crowd of wannabe contrarians jumping off the "Landon's Overrated" bandwagon.
     
  4. CenterLine

    CenterLine Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I expected the quality of football to be better but you could clearly see why both teams are at the bottom half of the league table. What happens to Everton when LD goes back to my Gals?
     
  5. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nope. I still think he is softer than tissue. Good player, though.
     
  6. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    With some luck, Osman and Rodwell will be back by then and fit enough to keep the shop.
     
  7. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    SOOOOO annoyed I had to miss that. Argh!
     
  8. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good game from Landon, disappointing from Clint, but he needs Zamora to play off, AJ was useless. Timmy had little to do. Fun to see the 4 Americans all out there.
     
  9. Marko72

    Marko72 Member+

    Aug 30, 2005
    New York
    Unfortunately, there's just not much he can do. His hands are financially tied.
     
  10. Barcasox

    Barcasox Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Club:
    Athletic Club Bilbao
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the whole donovan v. dempsey thing was all marketing bullshit of course, but if you think Donovan's entire career legacy will be based upon a few premiership games, you are either not watching MLS, not watching the national team, or have your head stuck up your ass.

    It is entirely possible to compare players in different leagues, especially when they already play on the national team together, this game should not change your opinion of who's better. Still, this was reasonably fun to watch.
     
  11. dethfire

    dethfire Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    who's the 4th?
     
  12. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    Brede.
     
  13. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yep, as much an American as some guy from New Jersey who gets his own threads. :D

    Plus he's Fulham's best player and has been for years....
     
  14. Plainsburner

    Plainsburner Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Donovan improves the team while Dempsey is a game winner. Impossible to compare the two and better to just have both of them on the team. Both vital to whatever team they play a part of, would criticize any coach for benching them on the big games.
     
  15. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well said. Donovan had an up and down game with some bad giveaways and some strange decisions, but his 2 crosses/assists were critical to the game's outcome and they both had to be pinpoint for the goals to come off. He was also dangerous other times. Dempsey kind of disappeared in this one...it wasn't just Zamora he was missing to play off of but Dembele as well, who's also a real threat for Fulham and makes things happen. Really glad FSC picked this one up just for us Americans to view. A lot of fun.
     
  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I think Clint was just eclipsed, in part, by the awesomeness of having to play against his pal. Onion Eyes respects Five Head hugely, and it shows. Some day in the future the time between 2005 and 2010 will be called the "D&D Period" of American soccer.
     
  17. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    i don't believe that ruiz went for a single ball in the air... everytime you knew it was going to be everton's ball
     
  18. smokarz

    smokarz Member+

    Aug 9, 2006
    Hartford, CT
    highlights????
     
  19. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I have been warned by the moderators about being sarcastic. So I am not being sarcastic. By what normal standards do you consider Landon soft? And how can someone soft score 5 goals in the World Cup?
     
  20. mbar

    mbar Member+

    Apr 30, 1999
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Landon had a good game. When he was invisible for the first 15 minutes of the match I was a bit concerned for him but he sure was fantastic from that point on.

    Great players. (Both Landon and Dempsey)
     
  21. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United

    I'm waiting for him to score, hopefully he gets a goal eventually, not a hat trick or brace like Clint just one goal to show his quality
     
  22. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    With 5 goals in 3 World Cups, Donovan is up there with:

    ZiZou, Morientes, Milla, Neeskens, Romario, Garrincha, Zico, Beckenbauer, Podolski, Schiaffino, Platini, Altobelli, Larsson, Sneijder and Butragueño.

    Landon critics: suck on that one!
     
  23. Ghosting

    Ghosting Member+

    Aug 20, 2004
    Pendleton, OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just want to say that people are being great, for the most part, about being supportive of both Clint & Donovan. Let's just ignore the one post that is not.

    Great match for LD. Not so great for Clint, but I guess he's allowed a quiet match every now and then.
     
  24. party1234

    party1234 Member

    May 4, 2010
    Riverside, Ca
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think its funny how bigsoccer always complains about American announcers but on an everton forum they're all talking about how much they liked Wynalda and Dellacamera.
     
  25. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Most American announcers do suck. Wynalda, who I like as an announcer, rarely announces American games.
     

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