This will be my third and final post about the game exeprience I had last Saturday. I was excited to see David Beckham mostly to see if he was worth all the hype, I must admit however I was more excited to see Landon Donovan play. And though I was disapointed in Beckham's performance, I was not however disapointed in Donovan's.
Donovan is good. Really good. My loyalty to the Revs aside, it was a pleasure to watch him play. Two things that impressed me the most about him were his speed and control of the ball. I of course don't know how he compares to other players on an international level when you put them on the same field, but he was seriously running circles around anyone on that field Saturday night.
I've seen MLS players try to move fast before and it almost always turns sloppy. They either kick the ball way out in front and try to catch up to it or start loosing control and they try to pass it (usually badly) to another player. Donovan was much different. He always maintained complete control with the ball right underneath him even while he was rushing past a defender. He scored the first out of the two goals that LA put in that night. After watching many games and many different MLS teams and players, I can see why Donovan participates in a lot of our national men's teams.
It was a pleasure to watch him play and I hope his career continues in a positive direction, even if he's on LAG.
Feel free to post any comments or Donovan or LAG in general.