Donovan & Howard, Jozy: Everton vs. Hull City, 3/7 11am ET

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by ctoa23, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Aye and it's not the cheap stuff either! :eek:
     
  2. FCNYC

    FCNYC Member

    Jul 30, 2000
    NYC
    thanks for the link to the interview, very good!
     
  3. KZ Man

    KZ Man Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    NoVa
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Phil Brown obviously didn't scout the Netherlands game as prep for this matchup -- Landon was given acres of space, and used it very well.
     
  4. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Landon appeared sick in that game. Getting over the flu seems to be the idea.
     
  5. pdid10

    pdid10 Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Boulder
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids

    Enjoy your moment.
     
  6. Mglnbea

    Mglnbea Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Northern California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    C&C--

    Do you remember his reaction, that is, the look on his face, after his "goal" (an own goal, really) vs. Portugal in the 2002 WC?
     
  7. Trequartista10

    Apr 10, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    You think Nicholas Bendter scores it?
     
  8. Crimen y Castigo

    May 18, 2004
    OakTown
    Club:
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vividly. But not too similar to this.

    Then he basically threw his hands up in the air and shrugged his shoulders, as if to say "Oh well...I'll take it."

    This time it was more like, "See ... I know how to put the ball in the g-d-m net ... (still wish I would've done it last week...)"
     
  9. GalacticoX4

    GalacticoX4 Member+

    Jun 2, 2004
    He also forgot to sign up Arjen Robben & Mark van Bommel to occupy Donovan's attention.
     
  10. KZ Man

    KZ Man Member

    Jun 12, 2006
    NoVa
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sure that helped too.
     
  11. luftmensch

    luftmensch Member+

    May 4, 2006
    Petaluma
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps we need to distinguish between a sitter and a "world class" sitter.
     
  12. delo_pata

    delo_pata Member

    Jan 12, 2001
    Durham, NC
    Haven't read the post Netherlands threads, but this of course is on the mark. Donovan was hugely involved with tracking back in that match and consequently was rarely in a position to do much on attack.

    I'm just glad for the guy, especially after taking so much completely unwarranted ridiculous abuse here and elsewhere. He's played against the best and has been entirely up to the task. Case closed, nobody will ever be able to take this away from him.
     
  13. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shame I didn't see the match but I just saw the highlights on FSC. Nice goal and assist from Landon. He just looks like an Everton player. But I gotta say, boy that Rodwell kid sure has a man crush on Donovan! ;) :D
     
  14. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Late to the party,since I just watch my tape but I thought Pienaar and Heitinga were brilliant too,and it's the best Neville has played since the LD loan started. Neville also showed he is a class act.

    Poor Jozy, Hull was dreadful.
     
  15. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As good as the goal was, as good as the assist was, and as good as Donovan's overall play was during the match, I think THAT was the coolest part: seeing how his teammates treated him. Jack picked him up (and threw him), Neville came over and ushered him to the crowd, Neville ushered him around the park on a farewell lap, and then the back-and-forth between him and Arteta in the interview. We also saw before Cahill joking with him.

    After his experiences in Germany, he's must feel like he's in Heaven.
     
  16. monop_poly

    monop_poly Member

    May 17, 2002
    Chicago
    Moyes on the possibility of loan extension:

    "We are going to try to extend it a little bit, but as of now the Americans are telling us that's not possible."
     
  17. An Unpaved Road

    An Unpaved Road Member+

    Mar 22, 2006
    Club:
    --other--
    Yep, really cool how he's fit in with the team in so short a time.

    I think my favorite part of the day had to be the replay of Howard going nuts after Landon's goal.
     
  18. salsa_caliente

    salsa_caliente New Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, that was pretty sweet. I love it when Howard gets like that. A celebratory Timmy is better than an angry Timmy. I remember when he saved a penalty from Defoe and went crazy...and we all remember when Bornstein tied Costa Rica.
     
  19. Vegalta_Sendai

    Feb 14, 2000
    Santa Clara, CA, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I thought he missed it as well at first, partly because of his "Cantona-esque" celebration. Very nonchalant. :)

    I just can't think of a better team for him to be on; he seems to get on well with his teammates (heck, he can even speak Spanish with Arteta :) ) and his manager, and the fans love him (loved those "USA! USA! USA!" and "Sign him up sign him up sign him up!" chants!).

    I hope if he goes back to the Premier League, it's only to Everton. I think it would be difficult to replicate his success, and comfort level he has there, with any other Premier League club.
     
  20. Beantowner

    Beantowner Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    HK / Shanghai / NY
    Club:
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Landon pulls a Friedel faux English "fantastic". Great for Donovan to rebound with a good showing, but I call BS on the fake accent. 2 months and he's already truing to fake an English accent. ;) (I'm joking, don't get all bent out of shape).
     
  21. sMiLeYz

    sMiLeYz Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Baltimore
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You'll still get ridiculed, but I agree completely. 2006 Donovan is in no way world class,but 2009-2010 Landon Donovan is a beast. He has always had the toolset to become world class.
     
  22. Arteta's Girl

    Arteta's Girl Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    Club:
    Everton FC
    That is one thing with our team, they are all really close, like best mates, always together off the pitch too. When a new player comes in, they open up the circle and involve them straight away as if they have been here for ages. They don't take ego's though, if you think your above the club, and the other players - you are out the door ASAP. We have a core of players here who have been here quite some time and know the club inside out, they take the young players, and the new players under their wing. This club is very tight knit. You rarely see such a bond between players and supporters.

    It is all part of a process, they are made to feel wanted, it makes them more hungry to pay back that with performances on the pitch. As I have said previous, one of the main things Moyes looks for (he will have them watched countless times, speak to countless people about them, compile reports on personality - he has to make sure they are right) in players is hunger, desire, something to prove...I think Landon felt he very much had something to prove...
     
  23. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    AVM springs to mind. Good player but absolute dickhead, who was sent packing sharpish. Although, I still give him a bit of credit for Gosling's goal in the FA Cup.
     
  24. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Nov 30, 1998
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle
    Pollution, traffic, urban sprawl, crime.....I'll take Liverpool. And seriously...."three fish and chips stores"??? What is that even supposed to mean??

    Anyway, I doubt "our English friends" would be offended. Rather, they'd be smuggly content reading a comment like this which reinforces their negative sterotypes of us.
     
  25. TabLalas

    TabLalas Member+

    Mar 29, 2007
    Jersey
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The atmosphere at the club (Everton) has to mean something to Donovan.
    He's a smart guy, he probably knows that if he were to take the cash and go to a Chelsea with less playing time and less of a tight-knit player group, he'd really kick himself, so if he does stay in England I think he'll give Everton the "hometown discount" in regards to contract negotiations and salary expectations.
    It's also reasonable to think that he really enjoys being in the same lockeroom as Tim Howard and that it'd be a shot to Timmy if he were to go to Chelsea.
    We'll see what happens, I hope the guy stays though.
     

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