Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Oguchi Onyewu 1 (Reuters)


It was an overall positive weekend for the Americans Abroad as three U.S. national team players won league titles while another scored in a blow-out victory.

Oguchi Onyewu helped Standard Liege keep a cleansheet in the second-leg of the Belgian league title play-off en route to capturing their second consecutive league title. Onyewu went the distance in the 1-0 win over rival Anderlecht.

Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley won the Scottish Premier League crown as Rangers defeated Dundee United, 3-0. Edu played 90 minutes while Beasley did not dress in the victory that gave Rangers its first league title since the 2004-2005 season

The loan goal this weekend came from IK Start defender Clarence Goodson, who scored the game-winner in his team's 4-0 dismantling of Bodo/Glimt.

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



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Everton's 2-0 win vs. Fulham on Sunday.

  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Aston Villa's 1-0 win vs. Newcastle United on Sunday.

  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villa's 1-0 win vs. Newcastle United on Sunday.

  • Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulham's 2-0 loss vs. Everton on Sunday.

  • Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in West Ham's 2-1 win vs. Middlesbrough on Sunday.


  • The Coca Cola Championship season is finished.


  • Jemal Johnson and MK Dons' have finished their season. 

  • Zak Whitbread started and played 90 minutes in Millwall's 3-2 loss vs. Scunthorpe United on Sunday.

  • Mike Grella and Leeds United have finished their season.

  • Ian Joyce and Southend United have finished their season.


  • Maurice Edu started and played 90 minutes in Rangers' 3-0 win vs. Dundee United on Sunday.

  • DaMarcus Beasley did not dress in Rangers' 3-0 win vs. Dundee United on Sunday.



  • Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach's 1-1 draw vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96's 2-2 draw vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday. He is recovering from a hip injury.
  • Sal Zizzo did not dress in Hannover 96's 2-2 draw vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
  • Bryan Arguez did not dress in Hertha Berlin's 4-0 loss vs. Karlsruhe on Saturday.


  • Heath Pearce did not dress in Hansa Rostock's 1-1 draw vs. SV Wehen on Sunday.
  • Luis Robles started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Kaiserslautern's 4-3 loss vs. SC Freiburg on Sunday.
  • David Yelldell did not dress in TUS Koblenz's 4-0 loss vs. FC Ingolstadt 04 on Sunday.
  • Matt Taylor dressed but did not play in TUS Koblenz's 4-0 loss vs. FC Ingolstadt 04 on Sunday.
  • Grover Gibson did not dress in Ahlen's 4-2 loss vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth on Sunday.


  • Jozy Altidore did not dress in Xerez's 2-1 loss vs. Gimnastic de Tarragona on Sunday. He is recovering from a toe injury.


  • Danny Szetela did not dress in Brescia's 4-2 win vs. Sassuolo on Saturday. 



  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes' 3-1 win vs. Lorient on Saturday.

  • Freddy Adu did not dress in AS Monaco's 1-0 loss vs. Bordeaux on Saturday.


  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes' 3-2 loss vs. Sedan on Friday.


  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege's 1-0 win vs. Anderlecht on Sunday.
  • Jared Jeffrey and Club Brugge have finished their season.


  • Danny Califf started and played 90 minutes in FC Midtjylland's 1-1 draw vs. Odense BK on Sunday. 
  • Jeremiah White started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in AGF Aarhus' 1-0 win vs. Brondby on Sunday.
  • Benny Feilhaber started and played 66 minutes in AGF Aarhus' 1-0 win vs. Brondby on Sunday.

  • Michael Parkhurst came off the bench and played 17 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland's 3-2 win vs. AC Horsens on Sunday.
  • Marcus Tracy started and played 79 minutes in Aalborg's 1-1 draw vs. Sonderjyske on Sunday.


  • Preston Zimmerman did not dress in Kapfenberg SV's 5-1 loss vs. SC Rheindorg Altach on Thursday.


  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valerenga's 1-0 win vs. Stromsgodset on Sunday.

  • Clarence Goodson started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in IK Start's 4-0 win vs. Bodo/Glimt on Sunday.

  • Hunter Freeman started and played 90 minutes in IK Start's 4-0 win vs. Bodo/Glimt on Sunday.

  • Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek face Aalesund on Monday.


  • Charlie Davies did not play in Hammarby's 0-0 draw vs. Halmstad on Saturday. He is serving a five-game suspension.
  • Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro play Brommapojkarna on Monday.


  • Jose Francisco Torres started and played 78 minutes in Pachuca's 2-0 win vs. Indios de Ciudad Juarez on Thursday in the Mexican League playoff semifinals. He started and played 71 minutes in Pachuca's 3-2 loss on the second leg on Sunday.
  • Marco Vidal started and played 45 minutes in Indios de Ciudad Juarez's 2-0 loss vs. Pachuca on Thursday. Vidal played 90 minutes in the second leg.
  • Michael Orozco and San Luis have finished their season.
  • 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 3-1 win vs. Valencia on Saturday.

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

  • Brede Hangeland (Norway) started and played 90 minutes in Fulham's 2-0 loss vs. Everton on Sunday.

  • Boaz Myhill (Wales) started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Hull City's 1-0 loss vs. Manchester United on Sunday.


What do you think of these performances? Think Onyewu is ready for the likes of Kaka and Robinho? Do you see Edu helping Rangers to another league title next season? Is Clarence Goodson deserving of a call-up in the Gold Cup?

Share your thoughts below.

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