WVH Weekly Award: Donovan Returns To Top

WVH Weekly Award: Donovan Returns To Top

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 23, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Week 13, Weekly Awards

I’m gonna handle this one real quick because there was no doubt in my mind and plus I already took care of this earlier in the day via email with some people.

But Landon Donovan is the WVH player of the week for week 13. Two goals, his tenth and eleventh of the season was more than enough in week that saw some weird goals and a lot of nothing really.

No big shocker that the league and the rest of the media voted for Donovan as well. No one else really stood out as much as LandyCakes.

Now as for that all important goal of the week. It was an easy one again for me, this time with DC’s Gonzalo Martinez’s blast against San Jose on Sunday.

Sorry to be so quick about this. I’m just trying to catch up on a few things around the office and with everything else today!

  • LJ

    I honestly thought it was Buddle. Not because I'm riding the whole wave of Buddle enthusiasm, but I really think he did a tad more in that game, at least when it came to scoring. Donovan finished a dropped ball, and a PK he didn't earn. Buddle finished a goal, and beautifully set up that ball to Beckham for the PK. <br />
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    P.S. If Ruiz can work with Buddle, if could be all over for the opposition. Ruiz might be more valuable for trading though.

  • Rory

    It is amazing how much better LA looks offensively this year then last year… but Buddle is a big part. I think I'd trade away Ruiz and try to bring in a holding midfielder or defender. I'm not sold on Cronin in goal either… but its obvious LA want to outshoot you rather then shut you down.<br />
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    But I'm glad to see Donovan stepping up after a year of criticism from a lot of the soccer popular press (blogs, world soccer daily, etc.).

  • LJ

    I honestly thought it was Buddle. Not because I’m riding the whole wave of Buddle enthusiasm, but I really think he did a tad more in that game, at least when it came to scoring. Donovan finished a dropped ball, and a PK he didn’t earn. Buddle finished a goal, and beautifully set up that ball to Beckham for the PK.

    P.S. If Ruiz can work with Buddle, if could be all over for the opposition. Ruiz might be more valuable for trading though.

  • It is amazing how much better LA looks offensively this year then last year… but Buddle is a big part. I think I’d trade away Ruiz and try to bring in a holding midfielder or defender. I’m not sold on Cronin in goal either… but its obvious LA want to outshoot you rather then shut you down.

    But I’m glad to see Donovan stepping up after a year of criticism from a lot of the soccer popular press (blogs, world soccer daily, etc.).