Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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
Everton does it again
by Paul Kennedy, February 20th, 2010 11:52AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, england


[AMERICANS ABROAD] Last week it was Chelsea. On Saturday it was Manchester United. In successive English Premier League matches, Everton has beaten the top two teams, and Landon Donovan again had a hand in the victory. He was involved in sub Dan Gosling's late goal that broke the game open. Everton went on to win, 3-1, and improve its EPL record since Donovan's arrival to 5-1-1.

Donovan missed a sitter late in the first half with the score tied 1-1 but made up for it when he slipped the ball to Steven Pienaar down the left wing, and the South African crossed the ball for Gosling, who scored with a shot to the far post.

Another sub, 18-year-old Jack Rodwell, then put the game away with his first EPL goal on a slick solo run.

Tim Howard was in goal for Everton against his old team, which lacked energy following its 3-2 win at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.



0 comments
  1. Gordon Wright
    commented on: February 22, 2010 at 12:13 p.m.
    Everton is defintely playing well. But litle of it can be credited to Donovan. There are times (many) where he appears completely lost and out of the flow of the game. He is a best a steady player for a second tier EPL team.

  1. Brian Herbert
    commented on: February 23, 2010 at 2:13 a.m.
    As for the comment about Donovan, I guess we shall see in June if he is a "second tier" player. He has been hailed by the British Press multiple times recently, and had the Everton fans cheering "U-S-A" at one match. Yes, he disappointed big-time at the 2006 Cup, after that I didn't think much of him, but the last 6 months have swayed my opinion of him as someone who can compete on the world stage. Now he needs to perform in South Africa for him to be perceived as "first tier" and not "over-hyped."

  1. Mike Gaire
    commented on: February 23, 2010 at 5:30 p.m.
    I think Donovan has been playing very well for Everton and is very far from being "second tier". Did you not see the goal he scored against Mexico in the World Cup? and I am sure he would not be receiving such recognition from either the Everton fans and the British press if he was not playing well. I also disagree with the comment above that he "missed a sitter". I watched that opportunity several times and he had about 2 seconds to react to that ball when it came at him, to describe that as a "sitter" is harsh in the extreme.


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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying    
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ...
Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina    
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ...
Chelsea takes on its U-8s    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Chelsea's John Terry, David Luiz, Frank Lampard et al took on ...
Collins John slapped with three-game suspension    
[USL PRO: Week 5] The USL PRO career of Collins John, the Liberian-born Dutch international who ...
What They're Saying    
"There is no problem. Tensions are a bit high; I have no problem with that. They ...
Chivas USA's McNamara faces knee surgery    
[MLS INJURY REPORT] Rookie Thomas McNamara, who had started every game for Chivas USA until being ...
Road to Rio begins for Tab Ramos' group    
[USA UNDER-21 MEN] The road to Rio begins for the U.S. men's Olympic team begins with ...
New-look Thorns aim for two in a row on road    
[NWSL: Week 2] The defending champion Portland Thorns FC remain on the road for the second ...
Lack of playing time worrying for bubble players    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] With only four weeks at most for most players before the end of their ...
Three games to watch    
[MLS: Week 7] Real Salt Lake and Portland face off for the first time since meeting ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives