Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Friedel Howard (Getty Images)

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

After a few forgettable weekends, the Americans Abroad bounced back with some positive performances this weekend.

Brad Friedel was one of the bright spots, making six saves in Aston Villa's 2-0 victory over Portsmouth. Friedel's cleansheet performance was his third consecutive.

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard also pitched a shutout, saving four shots in the team's 3-0 triumph against Blackburn. The cleansheet was Howard's first of the season, and gave the Toffees their second win of the year.

Another first in the EPL season was Jozy Altidore earning his first start. Altidore played 64 minutes for Hull City in their 1-0 loss to Birmingham.

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

England

PREMIERSHIP

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Everton's 3-0 win vs. Blackburn on Sunday.
  • Jozy Altidore started and played 64 minutes in Hull City's 1-0 loss vs. Birmingham on Saturday.
  • Clint Dempsey started and played 62 minutes in Fulham's 2-1 loss vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
  • Eddie Johnson did not dress in Fulham's 2-1 loss vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
  • Jonathan Spector dressed but did not play in West Ham's 3-2 loss vs. Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in Aston Villa's 2-0 win vs. Portsmouth on Saturday.
  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villa's 2-0 win vs. Portsmouth on Saturday.

  • Marcus Hahnemann dressed but did not play in Wolverhampton Wanderers' 2-1 win vs. Fulham on Sunday.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Jay DeMerit did not dress in Watford's 3-3 draw vs. Leicester City on Saturday.
  • Frank Simek dressed but did not play in Sheffield Wednesday's 3-2 loss vs. Sheffield United on Friday.

LEAGUE ONE

  • Ian Joyce dressed but did not play in Southend United's 3-2 win vs. Brighton on Saturday.
  • Zak Whitbread did not dress in Millwall's 3-1 win vs. Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
  • Mike Grella came off the bench and played 9 minutes in Leeds United's 4-0 win vs. Gillingham on Saturday.
  • Jemal Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Milton Keynes Dons' 1-0 win vs. Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
  • Jon-Paul Pittman came off the bench and played 44 minutes in Wycombe Wanderers' 1-0 loss vs. Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Scotland

  • Maurice Edu did not dress in Rangers' 0-0 draw vs. Kilmarnock on Saturday. He is recovering from an injury.
  • DaMarcus Beasley did not dress in Rangers' 0-0 draw vs. Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Italy

  • Oguchi Onyewu dressed but did not play in AC Milan's 1-0 win vs. Bologna on Saturday. 

Germany

BUNDESLIGA

  • Michael Bradley dressed but did not play in Borussia Moenchengladbach's 4-2 loss vs. TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday.
  • Steve Cherundolo started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Hannover 96's 1-1 draw vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
  • Sal Zizzo dressed but did not play in Hannover 96's 1-1 draw vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
  • Jermaine Jones did not dress in Schalke 04's 2-1 loss vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. He is recovering from an injury.

BUNDESLIGA 2

  • Kenny Cooper started, played 81 minutes and received a yellow card in 1860 Munich's 2-0 loss vs. Alemania Aachen on Saturday.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern's 2-1 win vs. St. Pauli on Saturday.
  • Matt Taylor came off the bench and played 18 minutes in FSV Frankfurt's 2-0 loss vs. Karlsruhe on Friday. 
  • David Yeldell started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in TUS Koblenz's 1-1 draw vs. FC Union Berlin on Friday.

France

  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes' 4-0 win vs. Grenoble on Saturday.
  • Charlie Davies started and played 90 minutes in Sochaux's 5-2 loss vs. Valenciennes on Saturday.

Portugal

  • Freddy Adu did not dress in Belenenses' 1-1 draw vs. Academica de Coimbra on Sunday.

Denmark

  • Benny Feilhaber and AGF Aarhus play FC Midtjylland  on Monday.
  • Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus play FC Midtjylland on Monday.
  • Dan Califf and FC Midtjylland play AGF Aarhus on Monday.
  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland's 4-0 loss vs. Esbjerg on Sunday.
  • Marcus Tracy came off the bench and played 6 minutes in Aalborg's 1-0 loss vs. Silkeborg IF on Sunday.

Norway

  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valerenga's&#01
    60;4-1 win vs. Lyn on Sunday.
  • Mikkel Diskerud did not dress in Stabaek's 2-1 win vs. Odd Grenland on Saturday. He is with the U.S. U-20 national team.
  • Clarence Goodson and IK Start play Viking on Monday.
  • Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Viking on Monday.

Sweden

  • Alejandro Bedoya started and played 90 minutes in Orebro SK's 3-1 win vs. Kalmar FF on Sunday.

Mexico

  • Jose Francisco Torres started and played 73 minutes in Pachuca's 3-1 loss vs. Monterrey on Saturday.
  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in San Luis' 4-2 loss vs. Cruz Azul on Saturday.
  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in UANL's 0-0 draw vs. Indios de Ciudad Juarez on Saturday.
  • Marco Vidal came off the bench and played 2 minutes in Indios de Ciudad Juarez's 0-0 draw vs. UANL on Saturday.

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What do you think of these performances? Surprised that Friedel is still playing at such a high level? Are Howard and Everton ready to put their slow start behind them? Happy to see Altidore get his first EPL start?

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