Americans Abroad: Midweek Rewind

Americans Abroad: Midweek Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Midweek Rewind

Tim Howard 1 (AP)  

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

Amongst the midweek action, Carlos Bocanegra and Rennes reached the Coupe de France final after defeating Grenoble 1-0 on Tuesday. Bocanegra, who typically plays left back for the French club, played centrally in the game that saw Rennes reach the cup final for the first time in 38 years.

Bocanegra wasn't the only American celebrating a positive result either. Just days after clinching a spot in the FA Cup Final by defeating Manchester United, Tim Howard helped Everton shut-out Chelsea in their league game on Wednesday. Howard made four saves in the scoreless draw.

Here is how the rest of the Americans Abroad contingent fared this weekend:

England

PREMIERSHIP

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Everton's 0-0 draw vs. Chelsea on Wednesday.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Eddie Johnson came off the bench and played 7 minutes in Cardiff City's 2-2 draw vs. Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made nine saves in Reading's 2-0 win vs. Derby County on Tuesday.

Italy

  • Danny Szetela dressed but did not play in Brescia's 3-0 win vs. US Avellino on Tuesday. 

France

LIGUE 1

  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes' 1-0 win vs. Grenbole in the semifinals of the Coupe de France on Tuesday.

Denmark

  • Danny Califf started and played 90 minutes in FC Midtjylland's 2-1 loss vs. FC Copenhagen on Wednesday. 
  • Jeremiah White came off the bench, played 22 minutes and scored a GOAL in AGF Aarhus' 3-0 win vs. Sonderjyske on Wednesday.
  • Benny Feilhaber came off the bench and played 4 minutes in AGF Aarhus' 3-0 win vs. Sonderjyske on Wednesday.

  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland's 2-1 loss vs. Brondby IF on Thursday.
  • Marcus Tracy started and played 81 minutes in Aalborg' 3-1 loss vs. Esberj on Thursday.

Sweden

  • Charlie Davies started and played 90 minutes in Hammarby's 1-0 loss vs. IFK Goteborg on Thursday.

American-born Players Playing for Other Countries

  • Giuseppe Rossi (Italy) started and played 45 minutes in Villarreal's 2-1 vs. Recreativo Huelva on Thursday.

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What do you think of these midweek performances? Think Bocanegra and Rennes can capture the French title? Impressed to see Howard shut out two of the best teams in the EPL in the same week? Think Jeremiah White should be called into the Gold Cup roster?

Share your thoughts below.

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