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

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

  1. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Moyes: at moment the word from America is Donovan loan won't be extended, and I'll respect that.
     
  2. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Add me to the long list that disagrees with your opinion of a sitter, and I'll leave it at that as well.
     
  3. wsmaugham

    wsmaugham Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Chicago
    Don't know how you can say that. Since getting regular game time his performances for the USMNT have been markedly better.
     
  4. StillKickin

    StillKickin Member+

    Dec 17, 2002
    Texas
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ha ha - where did you find that picture for your avatar? I've got to have it!

    Edit: Never mind, I see it.
     
  5. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    I can't say I'm surprised either, so yeah I'll leave it at that. My head hurts.
     
  6. WraithXx

    WraithXx Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "at the moment"... hmmm

    either way, F you, MLS.

    Have fun laying the ball off to Alan F'ing Gordon, Landon.
     
  7. Tony Dellbird

    Tony Dellbird English and Proud

    Mar 26, 2004
    Jolly Ol' England
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It's kicking around a few forums. There's one in here I think too.
     
  8. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    The best part of Landon's finish for those that missed it - was that it happened almost in slow motion - the ball deflected to the far post and when we realized LD was waiting for it there, there was time to stop and hold your breath because we knew that it was a moment to exorcise some demons from last week. Then, when he crushed it far post there was a second of thinking - crap did he hit it wide? -- the exact opposite of the feeling last week when we were sure he had tapped it in, only to be horrified to realize it was in the side net.
     
  9. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    MLS owns Landon't contract and they want to be paid well for it. I would also like to see Landon make a permanent move, but can you blame MLS for wanting good compensation? They have investors, etc. If I like your house, can I have it for $50?
     
  10. mkb3

    mkb3 Member

    Jul 11, 2000
    San Francisco
    Hey, how'd you get inside my brain? :) Perfect recap of how I felt at the time.
     
  11. GooolGolGool

    GooolGolGool New Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    Las Vegas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  12. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, you couldn't even tell he was there because he came from out of the picture. Absolute laser and I think for .000001 second I thought he missed it. Then when I saw him turn around in a Cantona-esque fashion, all I could do was smile.

    It was very cool to see Howard unleash his physical tourettes when Donovan scored, even though it put them up by 3 goals.
     
  13. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't even bother Bruce. You are arguing against the theory and thinking that MLS exists for the pleasure and at the whim of larger leagues. You simply aren't going to change anyone's mind, sadly.
     
  14. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    That, and Arena and the Galaxy would be completely f*cked without him. They go from title contenders, to fighting for a playoff spot.
     
  15. DMTerp02

    DMTerp02 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Annapolis, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, if not Everton, someone is going to pay some good coin to get him this summer. I think that's all but certain now.
     
  16. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perhaps this shows the difference between finishing in England and America? Sitters there are great shots here.
     
  17. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire

    It was a sitter because Landon had all the time in the world to line up the shot. No one was on him, all he needed to do was sit on it to strike it perfectly. If he is anxious, he shanks it. But if he sits on it, waits for it to get to the right spot, he cremates it on frame.

    I'm not going to say that it is an easy goal. But it's one that should be hammered on frame. Hammered because it is a tight angle. If he hit it soft, he has less of the goal to shoot at. If he hammers it, the keeper pretty much can't do anything other than occupy the space he had.


    It's one of those goals where you say that was a clinical finish. It comes from doing it a lot and going straight for the goal. But, again, the hard part is sitting on the ball.

    In MLS, these chances are often shots shanked over the top of the goal. And I'm ok with someone taking the shot and it being saved. But it *must* be hard and on frame.
     
  18. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    As much fun as this has been - I may be in the minority in thinking that for the National team, it may be better to have LD in MLS where he plays more of a central - literally and figuratively - role. For Everton he defers a lot to other players which we don't want him doing so much in June - and he will likely take a lot less of a beating and wear and tear on his legs. *knock wood*
     
  19. mappy

    mappy New Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    denton
    Missed the game. Hoping there's a replay on FSC.

    For those of you with a finger on the pulse of this situation, has Landon pretty much lost his starting spot at the end of this loan?
     
  20. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    I don't know or care if you wanna call it a sitter or not, but that much time and space that close with only the goalie to beat, you should damn well be expected to score it pretty regulalry if you want to be considered an ofensive threat at this level. That said, he did smack the shit out of it right in the corner, really well taken and impressive finish.
     
  21. Hed7181

    Hed7181 Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    VA Beach, VA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm assuming you are just using MLS as a reference because of the audience, but let's be real. Chances like the one Donovan buried today are often shanked every freakin' day all over the world, including in the BPL, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, you name it.
     
  22. BirdsonFire

    BirdsonFire Member

    May 9, 2008
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    no

    he's been sick
     
  23. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    I would not say that. Everton just has a very good team and they change it up.
     
  24. Roach

    Roach Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great play from LD today... and great loan spell... much better than I had expected.

    Why do I have the feeling that todays goal, celebration, assist, and the fans reaction will be a memory burned in the soccer portion of my brain? Just great stuff.

    Seems that the Everton fans have really treated LD and Timmy (all along) very well. Class for sure!
     
  25. wsmaugham

    wsmaugham Member

    Apr 3, 2002
    Chicago
    Mind reader indeed.
     

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