Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind


Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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After spending more than a month and a half on the sidelines, Tim Ream returned to Bolton Wanderers’ starting lineup in the first game under interim manager Jimmy Phillips. But Ream surely did not put forth the type of comeback game he would have wanted.

Playing in his first match since Sept. 1, Ream contributed to the Trotters’ early-game woes in their 3-2 home win over Bristol City by clumsily going into a challenge that earned the visitors the penalty kick for the second goal. Bolton managed to rally, however, scoring three times to pick up their first win in four games.

Another player who made his way back into his team’s starting eleven was Brad Friedel. After being benched one game and seeing his record streak of consecutive starts come to an end, Friedel got the nod again for Tottenham in their 4-2 loss to Chelsea. The veteran goalkeeper made three saves in the match.

Alejandro Bedoya had one of the better performances of the weekend, putting together a Man of the Match outing in Helsingborgs IF’s 1-1 draw with Orebro SK. Bedoya made his former club pay by assisting on the opener, but Orebro netted a late equalizer to avoid suffering a loss.

One of the other bright spots came in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 win against VfL Bochum on Friday. U.S. Under-20 men’s national team defender John Anthony Brooks started and went the distance for Hertha in the triumph, helping the club earn a cleansheet in his seventh appearance of the season.

Here’s how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Everton’s 1-1 draw vs. Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Tottenham’s 4-2 loss vs. Chelsea on Saturday.
  • Clint Dempsey started and played 74 minutes for Tottenham.
  • Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Aston Villa’s 1-0 loss vs. Fulham on Saturday.
  • Eric Lichaj came off the bench, played 28 minutes and received a yellow card for Aston Villa.
  • Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 4-2 loss vs. Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Maurice Edu did not dress for Stoke City.


  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Jonathan Spector started, played 90 minutes and received TWO YELLOW CARDS  in stoppage time in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw vs. Leicester City on Saturday.
  • Will Packwood dressed but did not play for Birmingham City.
  • Conor Doyle did not dress in Derby County’s 1-1 draw vs. Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
  • Zak Whitbread started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Leicester City’s 1-1 draw vs. Birmingham City on Saturday.

League One

  • Frank Simek started and played 90 minutes in Carlisle United’s 2-0 loss vs. Colchester United on Saturday.
  • Robbie Rogers came off the bench and played seven minutes in Stevenage’s 1-0 win vs. Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.
  • Mike Grella dressed but did not play in Scunthorpe United’s 1-1 draw vs. Swindon Town on Saturday.


La Liga

  • Oguchi Onyewu dressed but did not play in Malaga CF’s 2-1 win vs. Valladolid on Saturday.

Segunda Division

  • Carlos Bocanega started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Racing Santander’s 0-0 draw vs. Lugo on Sunday.


  • Michael Bradley came off the bench and played two minutes  in AS Roma’s 4-2 win vs. Genoa on Sunday.



  • Steve Cherundolo started and played 90 minutes in Hannover 96’s 3-1 loss vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
  • Jermaine Jones came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Schalke 04’s 2-1 win vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 3-3 draw vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth on Friday.
  • Danny Williams did not dress for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. He was suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in FC Nurnberg’s 0-0 draw vs. FC Augsburg on Sunday.
  • David Yelldell did not dress in Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-2 draw vs. Mainz on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

  • John Anthony Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 win vs. VfL Bochum on Friday.
  • Alfredo Morales did not dress for Hertha Berlin.
  • Andrew Wooten started and played 79 minutes in SV Sandhausen’s 3-1 loss vs. Kaiserslautern on Friday.
  • Joe Gyau came off the bench and played 15 minutes in St Pauli’s 1-1 draw vs. SC Paderborn 07 on Sunday.


  • Jozy Altidore did not dress in in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-0 loss vs. NEC Nijmegen on Saturday. He was serving a one-game suspension for the ejection he received in the last game.


  • Tony Taylor dressed but did not play in G.D. Estoril Praia’s 2-1 loss vs. Pacos de Ferreira in the third round of Taca de Portugal on Sunday.
  • Caleb Patterson-Sewell dressed but did not play in Vitoria Setubal FC’s 1-0 win vs. Tondela in the third round of Taca de Portugal on Saturday.


  • Sacha Kljestan dressed but did not play in RSC Anderlecht’s 2-0 win vs. Waasland-Beveren on Friday.


  • Eugene Starikov did not dress in FC Rostov’s 0-0 draw vs. Lokomotiv Moscow on Sunday.


  • Terrence Boyd came off the bench, played 45 minutes and received a yellow card in Rapid Vienna’s 2-0 loss vs. Austria Vienna on Sunday.


  • Michael Parkhurst came off the bench and played 17 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland’s 3-0 win vs. Silkeborg IF on Friday.
  • Clarence Goodson did not dress in Brondby IF’s 1-0 loss vs. FC Copenhagen on Sunday.
  • Conor O’Brien started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in SonderjyskE’s 2-1 loss vs. Aalborg BK on Saturday.

  • Charlie Davies and Randers FC play AGF Aarhus on Monday.


  • Alejandro Bedoya started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in Helsingborgs IF’s 1-1 draw vs. Orebro SK on Sunday.

  • Brian Span and Djurgardens IF play GAIS on Monday.


  • Josh Gatt started, played 45 minutes and received a yellow card in Molde FK’s 1-1 draw vs. Stromsgodset on Sunday.
  • Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in Honefoss BK’s 0-0 draw vs. Stabaek IF on Sunday.
  • Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in in Rosenborg BK’s 2-0 win vs. Sandnes Ulf on Friday.
  • Sean Cunningham did not dress in Stabaek IF’s 0-0 draw vs. Honefoss BK on Sunday. He is recovering from a hip injury.
  • Chad Barrett dressed but did not play in Valerenga’s 3-1 loss vs. Aalesund on Sunday.


  • Jose Torres started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 1-1 draw vs. Monterrey on Saturday.
  • Herculez Gomez came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 4-1 loss vs. Toluca on Saturday.
  • Hector Joya came off the bench and played 27 minutes for Santos Laguna.
  • DaMarcus Beasley did not dress in Puebla’s 2-0 loss vs. Jaguares de Chiapas on Friday. He is recovering from a rib injury.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress in Tigres UANL’s 5-0 win vs. Pumas UNAM on Saturday.
  • Michael Orozco Fiscal did not dress in San Luis’ 3-2 win vs. Atlas on Saturday night.
  • Edgar Castillo did not dress in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw vs. Cruz Azul on Friday. He is recovering from a foot injury.
  • Joe Corona came off the bench and played 25 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza started and played 90 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 2-1 win vs. Leon on Saturday.


What do you think of these performances? Expecting Ream to continue to get starts after his outing against Bristol City? How many more games do you think Friedel will start again before Hugo Lloris is given another chance?

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