Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
As Donovan's Stock Rises, Guzan's Drops
ESPN Soccernet, April 29th, 2008 6PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

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."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives