Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

European Soccer

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Michael Bradley 5 (Getty Images)

by FRANCO PANIZO

When November began, Hull City and Borussia Moenchengladbach were two European clubs entrenched in their respective relegation zones after poor starts. The tide has turned for both teams as each club capped undefeated Novembers with the help of a pair of young Americans.

Michael Bradley played the full 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchgladbach's 1-0 victory against Schalke 04 on Saturday, a win that extended Moenchengladbach's unbeaten streak to five and pushed the club to 11th place in the Bundesliga.

Jozy Altidore played 73 minutes for Hull City, which earned a valuable road point against Manchester City in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Hull moved four points clear of the relegation zone with the draw, a draw that pushed the Tigers unbeaten streak to four matches.

While Altidore and Bradley helped their clubs score valuable points, two other Americans made rare league appearances for their teams. Marcus Hahnemann received his first career start for Wolverhampton Wanderers in their 1-0 defeat to Birmingham, while Freddy Adu made a 10-minute cameo in Belenenses' 2-2 draw vs. Maritimo.

Here is a rundown of how the rest of the Americans Abroad did this weekend:

England

PREMIERSHIP

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Everton's 2-0 loss vs. Liverpool on Sunday.
  • Jozy Altidore started and played 73 minutes in Hull City's 1-1 draw vs. Manchester City on Saturday.
  • Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulham's 1-1 draw vs. Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
  • Eddie Johnson dressed but did not play in Fulham's 1-1 draw vs. Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in West Ham's 5-3 win vs. Burnley on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw vs. Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw vs. Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Wolverhampton Wanderers' 1-0 loss vs. Birmingham on Sunday.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Jay DeMerit did not dress in Watford's 3-0 loss vs. Crystal Palace on Saturday. He is recovering from an eye injury.
  • Frank Simek started and played 90 minutes in Sheffield Wednesday's 4-0 loss vs. West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

LEAGUE ONE

  • Zak Whitbread did not dress in Millwall's 1-1 draw vs. Staines Town in Round 2 of the FA Cup on Saturday. He is recovering from an injury.
  • Mike Grella started and played 71 minutes in Leeds United's 1-1 draw vs. Kettering Town in Round 2 of the FA Cup on Sunday.
  • Jemal Johnson dressed but did not play in Milton Keynes Dons' 4-3 win vs. Exeter City in Round 2 of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Scotland

  • Maurice Edu did not dress in Rangers' 1-0 loss vs. Aberdeen on Saturday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • DaMarcus Beasley did not dress in Rangers' 1-0 loss vs. Aberdeen on Saturday.
  • Dominic Cervi dressed but did not play in Celtic's 3-1 win vs. St Mirren on Saturday. 

Italy

  • Oguchi Onyewu did not dress in AC Milan's 2-0 win vs. Catania on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.

Germany

BUNDESLIGA

  • Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach's 1-0 win vs. Schalke 04 on Saturday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96's 3-0 loss vs. Bayern Munich on Sunday.
  • Sal Zizzo did not dress in Hannover 96's 3-0 loss vs. Bayern Munich on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Jermaine Jones did not dress in Schalke 04's 1-0 loss vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday. He is recovering from a leg injury.

BUNDESLIGA 2

  • Kenny Cooper did not dress in TSV 1860 Munich's 2-2 draw vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern play Arminia Bielefeld on Monday.
  • Matt Taylor did not dress in FSV Frankfurt's 1-0 loss vs. Hansa Rostock on Friday.
  • David Yeldell started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in TUS Koblenz's 2-1 loss vs. Karlsruhe on Friday.

France

  • Carlos Bocanegra started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Stade Rennes' 1-1 draw vs. Lyon on Sunday.

Portugal

  • Freddy Adu came off the bench and played 10 minutes in Belenenses' 2-2 draw vs. Maritimo on Sunday.
  • Kamani Hill dressed but did not play in Vitoria de Guimaraes' 2-0 win vs. Olhanense on Friday.

Denmark

  • Benny Feilhaber started and played 90 minutes in AGF Aarhus' 1-0 win vs. Brondby on Sunday.
  • Jeremiah White came off the bench and played 7 minutes in AGF Aarhus' 1-0 win vs. Brondby on Sunday.
  • Danny Califf did not play in FC Midtjylland's 2-0 loss vs. FC Copenhagen on Sunday.
  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland's 1-0 loss vs. Silkeborg IF on Saturday.
  • Marcus Tracy started and played 74 minutes Aalborg's 1-1 draw vs. Esbjerg on Saturday.

Mexico 

  • Michael Orozco dressed but did not play in San Luis' 1-0 loss vs. Toluca in the Apertura quarterfinals on Sunday.

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What do you think of these performances? Encouraged to see Bradley and Altidore help their teams to valuable points? Do you consider Hahnemann the U.S. national team's no. 3 goalkeeper? Glad to see Adu get minutes with Belenenses?

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