American Abroad: Weekend Rewind

American Abroad: Weekend Rewind


American Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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There were a handful of Americans who made an impact this weekend by scoring goals or delivering assist, but that was not the only bit of good news.

Oguchi Onyewu made his first La Liga appearance for Malaga on Saturday, starting and going the distance in the center of their defense. Unfortunately for Onyewu and Malaga, they suffered a 2-1 loss to Real Sociedad. Still, Onyewu starting could be a sign of him returning to form and being on the brink of breaking into the starting lineup on a more permanent basis.

Josht Gatt saw only 45 minutes of action on Sunday, but he and Molde FK were crowned Eliteserien champions for the second consecutive season. Gatt and Molde defeated Honefoss BK, 1-0, and second-place Stromsgodset suffered a surprise loss to Sandnes Ulf, which clinched the league title for Molde with one round of games still to play.

Tim Howard and Everton also enjoyed a good result, as they defeated Sunderland, 2-1, on Saturday to continue their strong start to the Premiership campaign. Howard made two saves in the victory that kept the Toffees in a top four spot in the league standings.

Here’s how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in Everton’s 2-1 win vs. Sunderland on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Tottenham’s 2-1 loss vs. Manchester City on Sunday.
  • Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes for Tottenham.
  • Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Aston Villa’s 3-2 loss vs. Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Eric Lichaj did not dress for Aston Villa. He was serving a one-game suspension due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-0 win vs. Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
  • Maurice Edu did not dress for Stoke City.


  • Tim Ream dressed but did not play in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-2 draw vs. Blackpool on Saturday.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw vs. Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
  • Will Packwood did not dress for Birmingham City.
  • Conor Doyle did not dress in Derby County’s 2-1 loss vs. Millwall on Saturday. He is recovering from an appendix injury.
  • Zak Whitbread started and played 90 minutes in Leicester City’s 2-2 draw vs. Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
  • Robbie Findley did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw vs. Leicester City on Saturday.

League One

  • Frank Simek started and played 90 minutes in Carlisle United’s 2-1 loss vs. Brentford on Saturday.
  • Robbie Rogers dressed but did not play in Stevenage’s 4-1 loss vs. Preston North End on Saturday.
  • Mike Grella dressed but did not play in Scunthorpe United’s 2-1 win vs. Coventry City on Saturday.


La Liga

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Malaga CF’s 2-1 loss vs. Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Segunda Division

  • Carlos Bocanega started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Racing Santander’s 1-0 loss vs. Girona on Saturday.


  • Michael Bradley started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in AS Roma’s 3-2 loss vs. Lazio on Sunday.



  • Steve Cherundolo started and played 87 minutes in Hannover 96’s 4-2 win vs. VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.
  • Jermaine Jones started, played 90 minutes and had a game-winning ASSIST in Schalke 04’s 2-1 win vs. Werder Bremen on Saturday.

  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 1-1 draw vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.
  • Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in FC Nurnberg’s 2-1 loss vs. Mainz on Friday.
  • David Yelldell dressed but did not play in Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-1 loss vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday.

2. Bundesliga

  • John Anthony Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 6-1 win vs. SV Sandhausen on Friday.
  • Alfredo Morales did not dress for Hertha Berlin.
  • Andrew Wooten came off the bench, played 28 minutes and scored a GOAL in SV Sandhausen’s 6-1 loss vs. Hertha Berlin on Friday.
  • Joe Gyau and St Pauli play VfL Bochum on Monday.


  • Jozy Altidore started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-2 draw vs. ADO Den Haag on Saturday.


  • Tony Taylor did not dress in G.D. Estoril Praia’s 2-0 win vs. Moreirense on Sunday.
  • Caleb Patterson-Sewell and Vitoria Setubal FC play Maritimo on Monday.


  • Sacha Kljestan started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in RSC Anderlecht’s 6-1 win vs. Club Brugge on Sunday.


  • Eugene Starikov did not dress in FK Rostov’s 3-0 win vs. FK Amkar Perm’ on Friday.


  • Terrence Boyd came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Rapid Vienna’s 2-0 loss vs. Wolfsberger AC on Sunday.


  • Michael Parkhurst started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-2 draw vs. Randers FC on Saturday.
  • Clarence Goodson started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Brondby IF’s 2-1 win vs. Silkeborg IF on Sunday.
  • Conor O’Brien started and played 90 minutes in SonderjyskE’s 5-0 loss vs. Odense BK on Sunday.
  • Charlie Davies dressed but did not play in Randers FC’s 2-2 draw vs. FC Nordsjaelland on Saturday.


  • Josh Gatt came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Molde FK’s 1-0 win vs. Honefoss BK on Sunday.
  • Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in Honefoss BK’s 1-0 loss vs. Molde FK on Sunday.
  • Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in in Rosenborg BK’s 1-0 loss vs. Fredrikstad on Sunday.
  • Sean Cunningham did not dress in Stabaek IF’s 2-1 win vs. Sogndal on Sunday. He is recovering from a hip injury.
  • Chad Barrett did not dress in Valerenga’s 2-1 loss vs. Lillestrom on Sunday.


  • Jose Torres did not dress in Pachuca’s 2-1 win vs. Jaguares de Chiapas on Saturday.
  • Herculez Gomez came off the bench and played 21 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 2-0 loss vs. Morelia on Friday.
  • Hector Joya did not dress for Santos Laguna.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 90 minutes in Puebla’s 1-0 loss vs. Queretaro on Sunday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress in Tigres UANL’s 1-1 draw vs. Club America on Saturday.
  • Michael Orozco Fiscal did not dress in San Luis’ 2-0 loss vs. Toluca on Saturday.
  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 win vs. Chivas de Guadalajara on Sunday.
  • Joe Corona dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 1-1 draw vs. Tigres UANL on Saturday.
  • Sonny Guadarrama started and played 45 minutes in Atlante’s 3-2 loss vs. Pumas UNAM on Sunday.


What do you think of these performances? Think Onyewu is on the brink of starting a string of games for Malaga? Should Gatt search for greener pastures during upcoming transfer window after winning back-to-back league titles?

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