Saturday, January 9, 2010

Donovan Earns Assist in Everton Debut

LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan started his 10-week loan with Everton FC of the EPL today, starting and playing 68 minutes in a 2-2 draw against Arsenal. Donovan wasted no time earning his first assist off of a cornerkick that was headed in by Leon Osman for an early 1-0 advantage. For the complete game recap click here and for a more detailed assessment from ESPN click here.

Click here to see what Landon had to say to the BBC after today's game.

Courtesy of the MLS Insider from the MLS Combine in Florida, we are able to provide you with this first half evaluation from Associate Head Coach Dave Sarachan.


Alison said...

Sadly, I wasn't able to see the game (no Setanta) but I saw the highlight vid of the corner - it was a beautiful kick, well done Landon!

Very pleased to see he did well in his debut - glad Moyes gave him the start and that he got to take the CK. Looking forward to more!

Anonymous said...

Watched the game this morning-- Everton had this one. Landon looked real good IMO. He was a little slow on some of his (reads) runs--but that is to be expected when you only have 5 training days with the club. Bad weather conditions (field looked bad with 10min left), and against a top 5 club in the EPL. The English announcers were speaking highly of him--even making jokes ("Donovan from SUNNY Los Angeles"). Very proud of our guy--hope they televise every Everton game! ESPN2 has one on schedule, and FSC has 2 during his loan. I hope the networks pick more up...