Latching onto a loose ball after Andy O’Brien and Johnny Leveron both moved toward Robbie Keane in the third minute, the U.S. international powered a laser of a shot into the top left side of David Ousted’s goal in what would turn out to be game winner.
“It was just a super finish,” centre back O’Brien said after the match. “He’s sort of 20 yards out – outside the 18-yard box and to hit it so well with his left foot – it’s decided the game. I think we deserved more out of the game, but that’s the way it is.
“Sometimes a bit of brilliance like that separates winning and losing.”
It was more than just Donovan’s brilliance that separated the sides though – the play was brought about as a result of a Matt Watson giveaway within Vancouver’s half.
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