Great summary. 100% agree with it. And it's why Everton wanted him back so badly. Attacking has been light for Everton in general this season. When Drenthe gets back in the squad and those two can play together, I can see even more of an upgrade. But with the injuries, the center is a HUGE problem right now. Barkley might get a run out cause there just isn't anyone else. To answer someone's earlier question: Everton haven't had the best year, but no, they are usually not *this* poor. A few things did them in: 1) Moyes persisting with a midfield of "side-pass" Neville and Heitinga. No creativity in that tandem. 2) The conditions, though to be fair, that didn't seem to impact Ngog and Bolton. 3) Injuries, in particular to Osman and Jags. 4) Saha and Cahill's form. Dire. The both of them. 5) The team was clearly not used to having LD there (in particular Saha, who wouldn't pass to Landon for anything), killing at least 3 counters. Moyes has some decisions to make about the squad in the coming weeks. But for his start, I wouldn't label him MOTM, but LD looked just fine, was above average in the team today, looked like he could play in the EPL (could the reverse of this just DIE now?), and like he had his form back. Good news for the USMNT, Everton, and the Galaxy.