Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Mexican Soccer

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

 Oguchi Onyewu 4 (Getty Images)


Charlie Davies continued his scoring ways as he net the lone Americans Abroad goal of the weekend in Hammarby's 1-0 win over Malmo FF. Davies' goal, which came in the 57th minute, was his fourth of the season and further established him as the team's leading scorer.

U.S. national team defender Oguchi Onyewu and Standard Liege forced a two-game playoff to decide the Belgian League championship with a 1-0 win vs. KAA Gent. Liege now faces Anderlecht

Maurice Edu also had a solid weekend, going 90 minutes in Ranger's 2-1 win against Aberdeen. The win once again put Rangers in first place of the Scottish Premier League with one game to go.

Midfielder Michael Bradley's weekend was not as bright. Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach let a golden opportunity to maintain themselves in Bundesliga 1 next season slip away as they were crushed 5-0 at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen. Moenchengladbach can still assure themselves of another season in Germany's top flight with a win in against Borussia Dortmund in the season finale.

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



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Everton's 3-1 win vs. West Ham on Saturday.

  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw vs. Middlesborugh on Saturday.

  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw vs. Middlesbrough on Saturday.

  • Clint Dempsey started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Fulham's 1-0 win vs. Newcastle United on Saturday.

  • Jonathan Spector came off the bench, played 45 minutes and received a yellow card in West Ham's 3-1 loss vs. Everton on Saturday.


  • Jay DeMerit and Watford have finished their season.

  • Eddie Johnson and Cardiff City have finished their season.

  • Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday have finished their season.

  • Marcus Hahnemann and Reading have finished their season. Hahnemann has been released from the club.


  • Jemal Johnson did not dress in MK Dons' 0-0 tie vs. Scunthorpe United on Friday. 

  • Zak Whitbread started and played 90 minutes in Millwall's 1-1 tie vs. Leeds United on Thursday.

  • Mike Grella came off the bench and played one minute for Leeds.

  • Ian Joyce and Southend United have finished their season.


  • Maurice Edu started and played 90 minutes in Rangers' 2-1 win vs. Aberdeen on Saturday.

  • DaMarcus Beasley did not dress in Rangers' 2-1 win vs. Aberdeen on Saturday.



  • Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach's 5-0 loss vs. Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96's 5-0 loss vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. He is recovering from a hip injury.
  • Sal Zizzo did not dress in Hannover 96's 5-0 loss vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
  • Bryan Arguez did not dress in Hertha Berlin's 0-0 draw vs. Schalke 04 on Saturday.


  • Heath Pearce did not dress in Hansa Rostock's 0-0 draw vs. Nurnberg on Sunday.
  • Luis Robles started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Kaiserslautern's 5-3 loss vs. MSV Duisburg on Sunday.
  • David Yelldell did not dress in TUS Koblenz's 2-1 win vs. St Pauli on Sunday.
  • Matt Taylor started and played 90 minutes in TUS Koblenz's 2-1 win vs. St Pauli on Sunday.
  • Grover Gibson did not dress in Ahlen's 2-2 draw vs. VfL Osnabruck on Sunday.


  • Jozy Altidore did not dress in Xerez's 1-0 win vs. Castellon on Sunday. He is recovering from a toe injury.


  • Danny Szetela and Brescia play Grosseto on Monday. 



  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes' 1-1 draw vs. Nantes on Sunday.

  • Freddy Adu dressed but did not play in AS Monaco's 1-1 draw vs. Valenciennes on Sunday.


  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes' 1-1 draw vs. Metz on Friday.


  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege's 1-0 win vs. KAA Gent on Saturday.
  • Jared Jeffrey did not play in Club Brugge's 4-1 win vs. Royal Excelsior Mouscron on Saturday.


  • Danny Califf started and played 90 minutes in FC Midtjylland's 1-0 loss vs. Esbjerg on Sunday. 
  • Jeremiah White started and played 67 minutes in AGF Aarhus' 1-1 draw vs. Randers FC on Sunday.
  • Benny Feilhaber came off the bench and played 23 minutes in AGF Aarhus' 1-1 draw vs. Randers FC on Sunday.

  • Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland play Vejle on Monday.
  • Marcus Tracy did not dress in Aalborg's 2-2 draw vs. AC Horsens on Sunday.


  • Preston Zimmerman did not dress in Kapfenberg SV's 3-3 draw vs. SK Sturm Gaz on Friday.


  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valerenga's 2-1 win vs. Fredrikstad on Saturday.

  • Clarence Goodson started and played 90 minutes in IK Start's 1-1 draw vs. Brann on Saturday.

  • Hunter Freeman started and played 90 minutes in IK Start's 1-1 draw vs. Brann on Saturday.


  • Charlie Davies started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Hammarby's 1-0 win vs. Malmo FF on Sunday.
  • Alejandro Bedoyacame off the bench and played 21 minutes in Orebro's 2-0 win vs. GAIS on Sunday.


  • Jose Francisco Torres came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Pachuca's 2-0 win vs. Chiapas on Sunday.
  • Michael Orozco and San Luis have finished their season.
  • Marco Vidal started and played 90 minutes in Indios de Ciudad Juarez's 0-0 draw vs. Toluca on Sunday.

  • Daniel Hernandez and Necaxa have finished their season.

  • Jesus Padilla and Chivas de Guadalajara have finished their season.

American-born Players Playing for Other Countries

  • Giuseppe Rossi (Italy) started and played 90 minutes in Villarreal's 3-2 win vs. Real Madrid on Saturday.

  • Edgar Castillo (Mexico) and America have finished their season.

  • Brede Hangeland (Norway) started and played 90 minutes in Fulham's 1-0 win vs. Newcastle United on Saturday.

  • Boaz Myhill (Wales) started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Hull City's 1-1 draw vs. Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.


What do you think of these performances? Do you see Davies' goal-scoring ways translating over to another league if he transfers this summer? Will Edu and Rangers win the Scottish title next week? Is Bradley and Moenchengladbach's loss a cause for concern?

Share your thoughts below.

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