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CONCACAF Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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It was a good week for CONCACAF players in European competitions in mid-week, with Mexican captain Rafael Marquez scoring for Barcelona and Honduran star David Suazo scoring his first goal for Benfica.

Unfortunately, the goal-scoring touch didn’t carry over to the weekend.

There were no CONCACAF Abroad goal-scorers this weekend in Europe’s top leagues. Not Canadians, Mexicans, Jamaicans or Trinidadians.  It wasn’t for a lack of candidates, as several of the region’s best took the field last weekend. (Canadian midfielder Atiba Hutchinson did score for FC Copenhagen in the Danish League, so it wasn’t a complete donut).

Here is how the CONCACAF’s Abroad players did this past weekend:

CANADA

  • Julian DeGuzman started and played 90 minutes in Deportivo La Coruna’s 0-0 tie vs. Mallorca on Sunday.
  • David Edgar started and played 60 minutes in Newcastle’s 3-1 loss to West Ham United on Saturday.
  • Paul Stalteri did not dress in Tottenham Hotspurs’ 0-0 tie vs. Wigan on Sunday.
  • Rob Friend started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-0 loss to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
  • Daniel Imhof started, played 33 minutes and drew a yellow card in VFL Bochum’s 1-1 tie vs. Energie Cottbus on Saturday.
  • Kevin McKenna started and played 90 minutes in FC Cologne’s 2-1 loss to Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
  • Nik Ledgerwood started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in 1860 Munich’s 1-0 loss to St. Pauli on Friday.
  • David Hoilett came off the bench and played 36 minutes in St. Pauli’s 1-0 win vs. 1860 Munich on Friday.
  • Josh Simpson and Kaiserslautern play Monday.
  • Atiba Hutchinson started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in FC Copenhagen’s 3-0 win vs. AaB on Sunday.
  • Kenny Stamatopolous dressed but did not play in Tromso’s 3-1 win vs. Stromsgodset on Sunday.
  • Iain Hume started and played 90 minutes in Barnsley’s 0-0 tie vs. Southampton on Saturday.
  • Michael D’Agostino did not dress in Blackpool’s 1-0 win vs. Birmingham on Saturday.
  • Olivier Occean and Lillestrom plays SK Brann on Monday.
  • Patrice Bernier started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-1 win vs. Vejle on Sunday.
  • Issey Nakajima-Farran started and played 52 minutes for FC Nordsjaelland.
  • Mike Klukowsi started and played 90 minutes in Club Brugge’s 1-0 win vs. Racing Genk on Sunday.
  • Adrian Cann. Andrew Ornoch and Esbjerg play Brondby on Monday.
  • Tam Nsaliwa did not dress in AEK Athens’ 1-0 win vs. Iraklis on Sunday.
  • Marcel De Jong came off the bench and played 45 minutes, drawing a yellow card in in Roda JC’s 3-0 loss to NAC Breda on Sunday.
  • Richard Hastings started and played 90 minutes in Inverness’ 1-0 loss to Hearts on Saturday.

COSTA RICA

  • Gilberto Martinez came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Brescia’s 2-1 win vs. Ascoli on Saturday.
  • Bryan Ruiz started and played 90 minutes in KAA Gent’s 2-1 loss vs. KV Mechelen on Saturday. 
  • Randall Azofeifa did not play for KAA Gent.
  • Alvaro Saborio and FC Sion Sitten did not play last weekend.

GRENADA

  • Jason Roberts started and played 65 minutes in Blackburn’s 1-0 win vs. Fulham on Saturday.

HONDURAS

  • David Suazo and Benfica play Pacos de Ferreira on Monday. Suazo scored a goal in Benfica’s 3-2 UEFA Cup loss to Napoli last Thursday.
  • Julio Cesar Leon did not dress in Parma’s  1-0 loss to Grosseto on Saturday.
  • Edgar Alvarez did not dress in Pisa’s 1-1 tie vs. Livorno on Saturday.
  • Maynor Figueroa started and played 90 minutes in Wigan’s 0-0 tie vs. Tottenham on Sunday.
  • Wilson Palacios started, played 90 minutes and drew a yelow card for Wigan.

JAMAICA

  • Marlon King started and played 81 minutes in Hull’s 2-2 tie vs. Everton on Sunday.
  • Ricardo Fuller came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Stoke’s 0-0 tie vs. Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Nyron Nosworthy started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-0 win vs. Middlesbrough on Saturday.
  • Ricardo Gardner started and played 90 minutes in Bolton’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.
  • Damion Stewart started and played 90 minutes in Queens Park Rangers’ 1-0 loss to Coventry on Saturday.
  • Jason Euell did not dress in Southampton’s 0-0 tie vs. Barnsley on Saturday.
  • Claude Davis did not dress in Derby County’s 1-1 tie vs. Cardiff City on Saturday.
  • Deon Burton came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Sheffield Wednesday’s 0-0 tie vs. Ipswich on Saturday.
  • Luton Shelton started and played 60 minutes in Valarenga’s 0-0 tie vs. Aalesunds on Sunday.
  • Rudolph Austin and SK  Brann plays Lillestrom on Monday.

MEXICO

  • Rafael Marquez started and played 90 minutes in Barcelona’s 6-1 win vs. Sporting Gijon on Sunday.
  • Andres Guardado started and played 90 minutes in Deportivo La Coruna’s 0-0 tie vs. Mallorca on Sunday.
  • Omar Bravo started, played 59 minutes and drew a red card for Deportivo La Coruna
  • Ricardo Osorio started and played 90 minutes in VFB Stuttgart’s 3-1 win vs. Karlsruhe on Sunday.
  • Pavel Pardo did not dress for Stuttgart.
  • Giovani Dos Santos dressed but did not play in Tottenham’s 0-0 tie vs. Wigan on Sunday.
  • Carlos Vela dressed but did not play in Arsenal’s 3-1 win vs. Bolton on Saturday.
  • Nery Castillo did not dress in Manchester City’s 6-0 win vs. Portsmouth on Sunday.
  • Guillermo Franco started and played 69 minutes in Villarreal’s 2-1 win vs. Numancia on Sunday.
  • Hector Moreno started and played 90 minutes in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-0 win vs. PSV Eindhoven on Saturday.
  • Carlos Salcido did not dress for PSV Eindhoven.
  • Aaron Galindo started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to Schalke 04 on Saturday.
  • Antonio DeNigris did not dress in Ankaraspor’s 4-0 win vs. Genclerbirligi on Sunday. 

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

  • Carlos Edwards did not dress in Sunderland’s 2-0 win vs. Middlesbrough on Saturday.
  • Dwight Yorke did not dress for Sunderland.
  • Kenwyne Jones did not dress for Sunderland and is still recovering from knee surgery.
  • Darryl Roberts started and played 90 minutes in Denizlispor’s 0-0 tie vs. Trabzonspor on Friday.
  • Stern John came off the bench and played five minutes in Southampton’s 0-0 tie vs. Barnsley on Saturday.
  • Jason Scotland came off the bench in Swansea City’s 1-1 tie vs. Burnley on Saturday.
  • Russell Latapy did not dress in Falkirk’s 1-1 tie vs. St. Mirren on Saturday.

If there are any players who you think should be included in the list please feel free to pass on their information and I will include them. Keep in mind that I will focus on top first divisions in Europe with the second divisions in England and Germany also being included (I will also look to add Serie B as well as the Spanish second division if possible). There may be players in very small leagues (like say Moldova or Poland) but my inclusion of players in those leagues is contingent on being able to find a reliable source of information on those leagues.

Feel free to share your thoughts on these performances in the comments section below.

11 comments
  • elmatador

    Hey Ives, can you do a Brazilian’s Abroad: weekend rewind? Inter and AC have like five brazilians each all playing. : (

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  • chrisLA

    why not include those like the other deguzman who have chosen other national teams (ala rossi)?

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  • Felix

    Gustavo Cabrera, the Guatemalan centerback and fullback, is currently signed on with AGF Aarhus in Denmark (along with Feilhaber and White). I don’t think he has played yet with them, but he is a CONCACAF player in Europe. He’ll be easier to track as well since he’s on the same team as two Yanks.

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  • Jonathan

    Owen Hargreaves started. Just to let Canadians know :):):):)

    Franco has experience. In Bradley’s world, that makes Franco a starter over Altidore if Franco was magically to turn into an American.

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  • CACuzcatlan

    Carlos Costly’s (Honduras) team, GKS Belchatow (Poland), won this weekend. Not sure if he played.

    Tim, Seedorf is Dutch, though he was born in Suriname.

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  • Mt

    Ives – Mexican CB Francisco Rodriguez is at PSV but haven’t heard much about him. Is he hurt or just not making the grade in Eindhoven?

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  • B.Lo

    I’m curious about something, Ives. You list the likes of Giuseppe Rossi amongst Americans abroad (a decision I wholeheartedly agree with, by the way) but not Jon DeGuzman and Owen Hargreaves for Canada, despite them both being Canadian. Why is that?

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