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As Donovan's Stock Rises, Guzan's Drops
ESPN Soccernet, April 29th, 2008 6PM

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Steve Davis lists his usual MLS notes from the previous weekend, doling out the compulsory kudos for Landon Donovan's three-goal salvo versus Chivas USA, while also chiming in on the depreciation in form of Chivas goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Donovan, with eight goals in six games, looks to be on the way to at least a 20-goal season, while a 25-goal season, a rare feat that Davis notes has only been achieved by two other MLS players, certainly isn't out of reach on current form, either-unless of course Donovan is asked to be one of three senior players to play for the U.S. in this summer's Olympics.

As for Chivas' Guzan, Davis rightfully points out that he was totally at fault for the Galaxy's game-winning goal at the Home Depot Center on Saturday. Guzan should have jumped up with his hands held high to receive the ball, but failing to sense Alan Gordan's presence, he went for the underhanded catch and was punished when Gordon's head beat him to the ball.  

Which brings Davis to his point: Guzan's super-heroics were a big reason for Chivas USA's memorable 2007. "He often made an average team appear better than it was," Davis says, pointing out that those performances nearly landed him a job with Aston Villa of the English Premier League. However, so far this season, Guzan "has shed his cape,"and is currently suffering from "a precipitous drop in form [that] has exposed a vulnerable defense."

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