Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

U.S. Men's National Team

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Big, bad Brad Friedel posted another victory last weekend as he and Aston Villa kept on rolling.

Friedel was one of few bright spots for Americans Abroad last weekend. How bad were things? Consider this linep of Americans:

——————————Jozy Altidore—————————–

DaMarcus Beasley———–Freddy Adu————-Clint Dempsey

———————Michael Bradley—Maurice Edu——————

Heath Pearce——Jay DeMerit—-Jonathan Spector—Frank Simek

——————————-Brad Guzan——————————

Like that team? Well, not a single player in that lineup saw a start for their European club this weekend and only two (Pearce and Adu) actually saw minutes. Yes, Spector and Simek have been out for a while (and DeMerit was injured) but that front six sure has several key U.S. national team players and prospects and all were healthy and available for selection. For none of them to play (save for Adu’s 11 minutes) is a pretty sad development.

There are some bright spots. Carlos Bocanegra continues to establish himself as an anchor for Rennes while Michael Orozco has regained his hold on a starting spot for San Luis, making his second straight start.

Here is how all the Americans Abroad did this past weekend (And notice the latest change to Americans Abroad):

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Everton’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday. 
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win vs. Sunderland on Saturday.
  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play for Aston Villa.
  • C!int Dempsey dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress for West Ham. He is still recovering from a hip injury.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Reading’s 4-0 win vs. Swansea on Saturday.
  • BobbycConvey did not dress for Reading.
  • Jay DeMerit did not dress in Watford’s 2-1 loss to Sheffild United on Saturday. He was out with a hamstring injury.
  • Frank Simek did not dress in Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 win vs. Charlton on Saturday. He is still recovering from ankle surgey.
  • Eddie!Johnson came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Cardiff City’s 2-1 loss to Birmingham on Saturday.

SCOTLAND

  • DaMarcus Beasley did not dress in Rangers’ 3-0 win vs. Hibernian on Sunday.
  • Maurice Edu did not dress for Rangers.
  • Mike Videira did not dress in Hamilton’s 4-1 loss to Falkirk on Saturday.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

  • Steve Cherundolo started and played 90 minutes in Hannover 96’s 1-0 win vs. Bayern Munich on Saturday.
  • Sal Zizzo did not dress for Hannover 96.
  • Michael Bradley dressed but did not play in BorussiaIMoenchengladbach’s 1-0 loss to Hamburg on Saturday.
  • Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win vs. VFB Stuttgart on Saturday.
  • Brian Arguez did not dress for Hertha Berlin’s 1-0 loss to Energie Cottbus on Saturday.

BUNDESLIGA 2

  • Heath Pearce came off the bench and played eight minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 3-0 win vs. St. Pauli on Friday.
  • Gregg Berhalter started and played 90 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 1-1 tie vs. FC Ingolstadt 04 on Sunday.
  • Grover Gibson did not dress in Ahlen’s 3-1 win vs. SV Wehen on Sunday.
  • David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in TUS Koblenz’s 1-0 loss to VFL Osnabruck on Friday.
  • Matt Taylor dressed but did not play for TUS Koblenz.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 2-1 win vs. FSV Frankfurt on Sunday.

SPAIN

  • Jozy Altiore did not dress in Villarreal’s 1-0 win vs. Sporting Gijon on Saturday.

ITALY

SERIE B

  • Danny Szetela and Brescia play Parma on Monday.

FRANCE

LIGUE 1

  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes’ 1-0 win vs. Nice on Saturday.
  • Freddy Adu came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Monaco’s 2-0 loss to Lille on Sunday.
  • Andrew Jacobson did not dress in Lorient’s 1-1 tie vs. Sochaux on Saturday. Jacobson is in Brazil for the Futsal World Cup.

LIGUE 2

  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes’ 3-2 win vs. Tours on Saturday.

BELGIUM

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 2-1 win vs. Anderlecht on Friday.

DENMARK (no games this weekend)

  • Danny Califf (FC Midtjylland)
  • Lee Nguyen  (Randers)
  • Jeremiah White (AGF Aarhus)
  • Benny Feilhaber (AGF Aarhus)

NORWAY

FIRST DIVISION

  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valarenga’s 1-0 loss to Viking on Sunday.
  • Adin Brown did not play in Aalesunds’ 2-1 loss to Rosenborg on Sunday. He is out for the season with an injury.

SECOND DIVISION

  • Cam Weaver started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Haugesund’s 2-2 tie vs. IK Start on Sunday.
  • Clarence Goodson did not dress for IK Start.
  • Kyle Veris started and played 90 minutes in Hodd’s 2-1 win vs. Sandnes on Sunday.
  • Jay Needham started and played 90 minutes in Alta’s 2-1 loss to Odd Greenland on Sunday.

SWEDEN

  • Charlie Davies started and played 90 minutes in Hammarby’s 0-0 tie vs. Trelleborg on Saturday.

MEXICO

  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in San Luis’ 1-1 tie vs. Puebla on Saturday.
  • Jose Francisco Torres came off the bench and played 46 minutes in Pachuca’s 2-1 win vs. Monterrey on Saturday.
  • Daniel Hernandez started and played 90 minutes in Chiapas’ 3-1 loss to Tecos on Saturday.
  • Sammy Ochoa did not dress for Tecos.
  • Jesus Padilla{did not dress in Chivas de Guadalajara’s 1-0 win vs. Atlas on Saturday.
  • Marco Vidal did not dress in Indios de Ciudad de Juarez’s 1-0 loss to Tigres on Saturday.
  • Sonny Guadamara dressed but did not play in Morelia’s 3-1 win vs. Necaxa on Sunday.

American-born Players Playing for Other Countries

  • Giuseppe Rossi (Italy) came off the bench, played 45 minutes and scored the game-winning goal in Villarreal’s 1-0 win vs. Sporting Gijon on Saturday.
  • Edgar Castillo (Mexico) came off the bench and played 37 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 2-1 loss to Toluca on Sunday.
  • Joe Lapira (Ireland) started and played 90 minutes Nybergsund’s 3-0 win vs. Bryne on Sunday.
  • Brede Hangeland (Norway) started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Fulham’s 2-1 loss to West Ham on Saturday.
  • Boaz Myhill (Wales) started and made four saves in Hull’s 2-1 win vs. Arsenal on Saturday.

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As you can see, I found a compromise regarding the Giuseppe Rossi situation (thanks to the suggestion of an SBI reader). I believe this is the best way to satisfy all parties. And if anyone still has a problem you really need to get a grip.

If there are players I forgot to list feel free to list them below. Please remember that I’m trying to focus on first divisions and, in some cases, second divisions, so keep that in mind when suggesting players for the list.

Share your thoughts on how the Americans Abroad did this past weekend in the comments section below.

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