Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind


Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Andy Johnson of QPR and Tim Ream of Bolton Wanderers

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Tim Ream has had his share of rough days since moving over to Europe, but Saturday was not one of them.

Ream made his first appearance for Bolton Wanderers in the new Championship season this weekend, earning a start in central midfield in the club’s 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers. Ream reportedly fared well during the 72 minutes that he was on the field (before a hamstring knock forced him to be substituted), and the outing should serve as a boost in confidence for the 25-year-old defender.

Michael Orozco was the lone American abroad to score this weekend, as he netted the opener in Puebla’s 2-1 defeat to Cruz Azul on Sunday. Orozco buried his first of the season with a well-taken header in the first half, latching onto a free kick and snapping the ball down and into the back of the net.

It was not all good news from an individual standpoint, however. John Anthony Brooks lasted just 23 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 1-0 win vs. Hamburg SV on Saturday before being removed for tactical reasons. Initially it was thought that Brooks had suffered a knock, but head coach Jos Luhukay indicated otherwise to Hertha Berlin’s official website.

Here is how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in Everton’s 0-0 draw vs. West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
  • Jozy Altidore started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw vs. Southampton on Saturday.
  • Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 2-1 win vs. Crystal Palace on Saturday.
  • Maurice Edu did not dress for Stoke City. He is recovering from a sports hernia.
  • Brek Shea did not dress for Stoke City. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Brad Guzan started and played 90 minutes in Aston Villa’s 1-0 loss vs. Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel dressed but did not play in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win vs. Swansea City on Sunday.


  • Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 3-2 loss vs. Leicester City on Saturday.
  • Will Packwood did not dress for Birmingham City. He is recovering from a leg injury.
  • Tim Ream started and played 72 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-0 loss vs. Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Zak Whitbread started and played 90 minutes in Leicester City’s 3-2 win vs. Birmingham City on Saturday.
  • Eric Lichaj started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw vs. Watford on Sunday.
  • Danny Williams came off the bench and played eight minutes in Reading’s 1-0 loss vs. Blackpool on Saturday.


  • Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in AS Roma’s 2-0 win vs. Livorno on Sunday.



  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 3-3 draw vs. SC Freiburg on Saturday.
  • Joe Gyau did not dress for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in FC Nurnberg’s 2-0 loss vs. Bayern Munich on Saturday.
  • Michael Parkhurst did not dress in FC Augsburg’s 2-1 win vs. VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.
  • Jermaine Jones started and played 90 minutes in Schalke 04’s 2-1 loss vs. Hannover 96 on Saturday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96′s 2-1 win vs. Schalke 04 on Saturday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • John Anthony Brooks started and played 23 minutes before being subbed off with an injury in Hertha Berlin’s 1-0 win vs. Hamburg SV on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

  • Alfredo Morales started and played 76 minutes in FC Ingolstadt 04’s 3-2 win vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Friday.
  • Andrew Wooten dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 4-0 loss vs. VfR Aalen on Saturday.
  • Bobby Wood started and played 58 minutes in TSV 1860 Munich’s 1-0 loss vs. SC Paderborn 07 on Sunday.


  • Alejandro Bedoya started and played 90 minites in FC Nantes’ 2-1 loss vs. Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.


  • Aron Johannsson started and played 90 minutes in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-0 loss vs. FC Utrecht on Sunday.


  • Eugene Starikov started and played 63 minutes in FK Tom’ Tomsk’s 2-1 loss vs. CSKA Moscow on Saturday.


  • Sacha Kljestan started and played 90 minutes in RSC Anderlecht’s 5-2 win vs. Royal Charleroi SC on Sunday.


  • Conor O’Brien started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in FC Nordsjaelland’s 1-0 loss vs. Odense BK on Sunday.


  • Terrence Boyd did not dress in Rapid Vienna’s 1-0 loss vs. SV Grodig on Sunday.  He is recovering from a shoulder injury.


  • Brian Span and Djurgarden IF play Syrianska FC on Monday.


  • Mix Diskerud came off the bench and played six minutes in Rosenborg BK’s 3-2 win vs. Sandnes Ulf on Sunday.
  • Josh Gatt did not dress in Molde FK’s 5-2 loss vs. Stromsgodset on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Ethan Horvath did not dress for Molde FK.
  • Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in Honefoss BK’s 3-1 win vs. Sarpsborg 08 on Sunday.


  • Michael Orozco started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Puebla’s 2-1 loss vs. Cruz Azul on Sunday.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 90 minutes for Puebla.
  • Jose Torres started and played 90 minutes in Tigres UANL’s 2-2 draw vs. Jaguares de Chiapas on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress for Tigres UANL.
  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 1-1 draw vs. Santos Laguna on Friday.
  • Joe Corona dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.
  • Paul Arriola came off the bench and played 45 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Herculez Gomez did not dress for Club Tijuana. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Joaquin Alonso Hernandez dressed but did not play in Monterrey’s 3-1 loss vs. Club Leon on Saturday.


  • Freddy Adu did not dress in Bahia’s 2-0 win vs. Nautico on Sunday.


What do you think of these performances? Think Ream is set for a string of strong performances? Do you see Orozco earning a call-up for the USMNT’s World Cup qualifiers next month?

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