Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

By FRANCO PANIZO

Last weekend, it was all about goals. This past weekend, it was assists.

Three different Americans set up goals for their respective clubs, including U.S. Men’s National Team players Fabian Johnson and Sacha Kljestan. Johnson notched his second assist of the Bundesliga campaign by delivering a low pass from the left flank for the early opener in Hoffenheim’s 3-2 win over Schalke, while Kljestan hit a simple but effective pass to a teammate in Anderlecht’s 4-1 win against Mechelen.

Timmy Chandler was the other American to record an assist, and his helper came on the lone goal in FC Nurnberg’s 1-0 victory against Wolfsburg. Chandler, who went the distance in the game, floated a perfect cross from the right flank that a teammate buried with a diving header, giving Nurnberg three more points in the Bundesliga.

Michael Bradley may not have had an assist this weekend, but he did enjoy a solid performance in his latest start for AS Roma. Bradley, who now has started two straight games for the club, made a case for himself to continue to receive a heavy dose of minutes, as he was impressive in Roma’s easy disposal of Palermo. Roma won the game, 4-1.

Here’s how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:

ENGLAND

Premiership

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes, made two saves and scored an own goal in Everton’s 2-2 draw vs. Fulham on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in Tottenham’s 1-0 loss vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
  • Clint Dempsey started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card for Tottenham.
  • Brad Guzan started and played 90 minutes in Aston Villa’s 1-0 win vs. Sunderland on Saturday.
  • Eric Lichaj came off the bench, played 61 minutes before being substituted and received a yellow card for Aston Villa.
  • Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-0 loss vs. Norwich City on Saturday.
  • Maurice Edu did not dress for Stoke City.

Championship

  • Tim Ream came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 win vs. Cardiff City on Saturday.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress in Birmingham City’s 1-0 loss vs. Ipswich Town on Saturday.
  • Will Packwood dressed but did not play for Birmingham City.
  • Conor Doyle did not dress in Derby County’s 4-1 loss vs. Blackpool on Saturday.
  • Zak Whitbread started, played 83 minutes and received two yellow cards in Leicester City’s 2-1 loss vs. Watford on Saturday.

League One

  • Frank Simek started and played 90 minutes in Carlisle United’s 4-2 win vs. Ebbsfleet United in the FA Cup on Saturday.
  • Robbie Rogers came off the bench and played one minutes in Stevenage’s 3-2 loss vs. Rotherham United in the FA Cup on Saturday.
  • Mike Grella started and played 78 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 4-0 loss vs. Gillingham in the FA Cup on Saturday.

SPAIN

La Liga

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

Segunda Division

  • Carlos Bocanega started and played 90 minutes in Racing Santander’s 2-1 win vs. AD Alcorcon on Saturday.

ITALY

  • Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in AS Roma’s 4-1 win vs. Palermo on Sunday.

GERMANY

Bundesliga

  • Steve Cherundolo started and played 90 minutes in Hannover 96’s 2-0 win vs. FC Augsburg on Saturday.
  • Jermaine Jones started and played 77 minutes in Schalke 04’s 3-2 loss vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Saturday.
  • Fabian Johnson started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 3-2 win vs. Schalke 04 on Saturday.
  • Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • Timmy Chandler started, played 90 minutes, received a yellow card and delivered the game-winning ASSIST in FC Nurnberg’s 1-0 win vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
 

  • David Yelldell dressed but did not play in Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-2 win vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday.

2. Bundesliga

  • John Anthony Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 0-0 draw vs. FC Ingolstadt on Friday.
  • Alfredo Morales did not dress for Hertha Berlin.
  • Andrew Wooten came off the bench and played 27 minutes in SV Sandhausen’s 2-1 loss vs. Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday.
  • Joe Gyau came off the bench and played three minutes in St Pauli’s 2-0 win vs. TSV 1860 Munich on Saturday.

NETHERLANDS

  • Jozy Altidore started and played 90 minutes in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-1 loss vs. VVV Venlo on Sunday.

PORTUGAL

  • Tony Taylor did not dress in G.D. Estoril Praia’s 2-0 win vs. Academica de Coimbra on Sunday.
  • Caleb Patterson-Sewell dressed but did not play in Vitoria Setubal FC’s 2-1 win vs. Sporting CP on Sunday.

BELGIUM

  • Sacha Kljestan started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in RSC Anderlecht’s 4-1 win vs. KV Mechelen on Saturday.

RUSSIA

  • Eugene Starikov did not dress in FK Rostov’s 2-1 loss vs. Zenit St Petersburg on Friday.

AUSTRIA

  • Terrence Boyd started and played 90 minutes in Rapid Vienna’s 2-1 loss vs. Sturm Graz on Saturday.

DENMARK

  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland’s 2-1 win vs. SonderjyskE on Saturday.
  • Clarence Goodson started and played 90 minutes in Brondby IF’s 3-0 loss vs. Odense BK on Sunday.
  • Conor O’Brien started and played 90 minutes in SonderjyskE’s 2-1 loss vs. FC Nordsjaelland on Saturday.
  • Charlie Davies came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Randers FC’s 0-0 draw vs. AC Horsens on Sunday.

SWEDEN

  • Alejandro Bedoya started and played 85 minutes in Helsingborgs IF’s 2-2 draw vs. Gefle IF on Sunday.
  • Brian Span did not dress in Djurgardens IF’s 1-0 loss vs. IFK on Sunday.

NORWAY

  • Josh Gatt came off the bench and played 36 minutes in Molde FK’s 1-1 draw vs. Tromso on Saturday.
  • Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in Honefoss BK’s 1-1 draw vs. Sandnes Ulf on Sunday.
  • Mix Diskerud started and played 88 minutes in in Rosenborg BK’s 2-1 loss vs. Stromsgodset on Sunday.
  • Sean Cunningham did not dress in Stabaek IF’s 6-0 loss vs. Lillestrom on Sunday. He is recovering from a hip injury.
  • Chad Barrett and Valerenga play Sogndal on Monday.

MEXICO

  • Jose Torres started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 4-0 loss vs. Club America on Saturday.
  • Herculez Gomez started and played 84 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 2-1 win vs. Cruz Azul on Friday.
  • Hector Joya did not dress for Santos Laguna.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 69 minutes in Puebla’s 2-2 draw vs. Atlas on Sunday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress in Tigres UANL’s 1-0 win vs. Monterrey on Saturday.
  • Michael Orozco Fiscal did not dress in San Luis’ 0-0 draw vs. Club Tijuana on Saturday.
  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 0-0 draw vs. San Luis on Saturday.
  • Joe Corona came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza started and played 45 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 4-0 win vs. Pachuca on Saturday.

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What do you think of these performances? Whose assist are you most impressed by? Expecting Bradley to string together a few more starts for Roma?

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