Feb. 11 – Hexagonal Match 1 vs.
Just before halftime, Donovan heads a long looping corner kick back into the middle for Oguchi Onyewu, whose header is well-saved by the Mexico goalkeeper, but Michael Bradley slams home the rebound from close range. In stoppage time of the second half, Donovan sprints down the left flank onto a pass from Jozy Altidore and lays off a pass for Bradley to hammer under the ‘keeper and into the net.
April 1 – Hexagonal Match 3 vs. Trinidad & Tobago (3-0 W) – 3 assists
Donovan puts on a playmaking clinic, setting up all three of Jozy Altidore’s goals in the dominating win over T & T. In the 13th minute, Donovan brings a ball down on his chest in the left side of the penalty area off a flick from Brian Ching and hammers a cross on the ground across the six-yard box for Altidore to bury first time. In the 71st minute, Donovan cleverly spins past his defender and holds the ball on the left side before slipping a ball into the center for Altidore. The burly forward cuts past his defender and calmly curls a shot into the right side netting. In the 89th minute, Michael Bradley carries the ball into the area and unselfishly dishes to an unmarked Donovan on the left side of the six-yard box. Donovan, who could easily have taken a point-blank shot, instead taps it back out to the center of the area where Altidore hits a low bouncer that sneaks into the lower left corner.
June 3 – Hexagonal Match 4 at
June 6 – Hexagonal Match 5 vs.
After falling behind early, Donovan equalizes for the
Aug. 12 – Hexagonal Match 6 at
Sept. 5 – Hexagonal Match 7 vs.
Sept. 9 – Hexagonal Match 8 at Trinidad & Tobago (1-0 W) – 1 assist
Donovan sets up Ricardo Clark for the winning goal and just the second ever international score for the defensive midfielder. The goal comes in the 62nd minute after Jonathan Bornstein challenges for a 50-50 throw-in and the ball lands at the feet of Michael Bradley, who takes a good first touch and plays the ball into space for Clint Dempsey in the middle. Dempsey finds Donovan on the left just outside the 18-yard box and, as Dempsey and others run through, he finds Clark trailing the play and rolls a perfect square pass into his path.
Oct. 10 – Hexagonal Match 9 at
Donovan sets up Conor Casey for the