In an English FA Cup match featuring three Americans in the starting lineup and another on the bench, Landon Donovan assisted on both of Everton’s goals in a 2-1 comeback victory over U.S. World Cup teammate Clint Dempsey and Fulham on Friday.
Donovan’s right-side cross set up Denis Stracqualursi’s headed equalizer in the 27th minute after Danny Murphy beat Tim Howard, Everton’s American goalkeeper, with a 14th-minute penalty kick.
In the 73rd, Donovan’s service from the same flank connected with Marouane Fellaini for an eight-yard header. Donovan is on loan from the Los Angeles Galaxy until the MLS season approaches.
U.S. veteran Marcus Hahnemann was Howard’s back-up in the fourth-round match at Goodison Park in Liverpool.
In Germany, American right back Steve Cherundolo went the distance in Hanover’s 1-0 Bundesliga victory over Nurnberg. Compatriot Timothy Chandler was sidelined by injury after returning from a two-match suspension for Nurnberg.