Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

By FRANCO PANIZO

Jozy Altidore simply continues to add to the argument that he is the most in-form American right now.

Altidore scored his latest goal for AZ Alkmaar on Saturday, netting the club’s first goal in a 2-2 draw against Roda JC Kerkrade. The goal was Altidore’s 16th in the Eredivisie and 21st in all competitions this season and it put him two behind the Eredivisie’s leading goal-scorer, Vitesse forward Wilfried Bony.

Timmy Chandler did not find the back of the net, but he did rescue FC Nurnberg from defeat by delivering a clutch assist in a 2-2 draw with Hannover 96. Chandler notched his second helper of the season in the 92nd minute of the game, hitting a perfect cross from the right flank that was finished with ease by forward Sebastian Polter.

Three other young Americans also enjoyed some success this weekend. Alfredo Morales earned his first start of the 2. Bundesliga campaign in Hertha Berlin’s 1-0 win vs. VfR Aalen, Andrew Wooten scored the lone goal for SV Sandhausen in a 3-1 loss to Dynamo Dresden and Ventura Alvarado made his first Liga MX appearance in America’s 2-2 draw with Toluca.

Here’s how the Americans Abroad fared this weekend:

ENGLAND

Premiership

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made 10 saves in Everton’s 2-2 draw vs. Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup on Sunday.
  • Brad Friedel and Tottneham did not play this weekend.
  • Clint Dempsey and Tottenham did not play this weekend.
  • Brad Guzan and Aston Villa did not play this weekend.
  • Eric Lichaj and Aston Villa did not play this weekend.
  • Geoff Cameron and Stoke City did not play this weekend.
  • Brek Shea and Stoke City did not play this weekend.
  • Sebastian Lletget and West Ham United did not play this weekend.

Championship

  • Jonathan Spector dressed but did not play in Birmingham City’s 4-0 loss vs. Watford on Saturday.
  • Will Packwood did not dress for Birmingham City. He is recovering from a leg injury.
  • Tim Ream did not dress in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-1 draw vs. Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers.
  • Conor Doyle dressed but did not played in Derby County’s 0-0 draw vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
  • Zak Whitbread and Leceister City did not play this weekend.

League One

  • Frank Simek started and played 90 minutes in Carlisle United’s 1-1 draw vs. Portsmouth on Saturday.
  • Mike Grella came off the bench and played 43 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 3-0 loss vs. Yeovil Town on Saturday.

SPAIN

La Liga

  • Oguchi Onyewu dressed but did not play in Malaga CF’s 1-0 win vs. Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Segunda Division

  • Carlos Bocanega dressed but did not play in Racing Santander’s 1-0 loss vs. Recreativo Huelva on Saturday.

ITALY

  • Michael Bradley came off the bench and played 22 minutes in AS Roma’s 1-0 win vs. Juventus on Saturday.

GERMANY

Bundesliga

  • Timmy Chandler started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in FC Nurnberg’s 2-2 draw vs. Hannover 96 on Sunday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96’s 2-2 draw vs. FC Nurnberg on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Jermaine Jones started and played 90 minutes in Schalke 04’s 2-2 draw vs. Mainz on Saturday.
  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 1-0 loss vs. VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.
  • Danny Williams started, played 55 minutes and received a yellow card for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes before being substituted in stoppage time in FC Augsburg’s 2-1 loss vs. Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
  • David Yelldell did not dress in Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-1 win vs. FC Augsburg on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

  • Andrew Wooten started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in SV Sandhausen’s 3-1 loss vs. Dynamo Dresden on Sunday.
  • John Anthony Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 1-0 win vs. VfR Aalen on Saturday.
  • Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes for Hertha Berlin.
  • Bobby Wood started and played 45 minutes in TSV 1860 Munich’s 1-0 loss vs. VfL Bochum on Friday.
  • Joe Gyau and St Pauli play FC Cologne on Monday.

NETHERLANDS

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

PORTUGAL

  • Tony Taylor came off the bench and played nine minutes in G.D. Estoril Praia’s 2-1 loss vs. Maritimo on Sunday.
  • Caleb Patterson-Sewell dressed but did not play in Vitoria Setubal’s 1-0 win vs. Olhanense on Sunday.

TURKEY

  • Maurice Edu started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Bursaspor’s 1-0 win vs. Elazigspor on Sunday.

BELGIUM

  • Sacha Kljestan started, played 76 minutes and had an ASSIST in RSC Anderlecht’s 2-0 win vs. Royal Charleroi SC on Friday.

AUSTRIA

  • Terrence Boyd came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Rapid Vienna’s 2-1 loss vs. Austria Vienna on Sunday.

MEXICO

  • Michael Orozco Fiscal started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in Puebla’s 1-1 draw vs. Chivas de Guadalajara on Sunday.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 90 minutes for Puebla.
  • Herculez Gomez started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 1-1 draw vs. Tigres UANL on Saturday.
  • Hector Joya did not dress for Santos Laguna.
  • Jose Torres started and played 90 minutes in Tigres UANL’s 1-1 draw vs. Santos Laguna on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress for Tigres UANL.
  • Edgar Castillo started, played 49 minutes and was ejected with two yellow cards in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 loss vs. Jaguares de Chiapas on Friday.
  • Joe Corona started and played 45 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Ventura Alvarado came off the bench and played three minutes in Club America’s 2-2 draw vs. Toluca on Saturday.

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What do you think of these performances? How many more goals do you think Altidore will score this season? Impressed with Chandler’s clutch cross?

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