There was no crowing from Landon Donovan after he led his Everton side to victory over Clint Dempsey's Fulham in England's FA Cup.

After all, the U.S. teammates will be on the same side again soon enough.

Donovan set up both Everton goals in Friday night's 2-1 win but says Dempsey is still the American success story in this season's Premier League.

The former New England Revolution forward has scored 15 goals for Fulham since August and Donovan says ''in my opinion, he's been one of the players of the season in the Premier League.''

United States international Tim Howard was in goal for Everton and Donovan says the match was ''a little bit of an American invasion.''