U.S. vs. Slovakia

U.S. sorely misses Donovan against Slovakia

November 14, 2009
By Ives Galarcep, Special to ESPN Soccernet
If the U.S. men's national team ever wanted to know what life was like without its best forward, midfielder, defender and goalkeeper, it got a taste of just that Saturday.

The Americans are already coping without injured standouts Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu, but played without Tim Howard and Landon Donovan against Slovakia on Saturday. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan did well to fill in for Howard, but the U.S. team were unable to replace the dynamic attacking qualities of Davies and Donovan. ...

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