Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind


Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind



If Jozy Altidore’s injury prevents him from suiting up for the U.S. Men’s National Team next week, then Terrence Boyd might be in line for a call-up, especially after his performance on Sunday.

Making his return from a shoulder injury, Boyd got back to his scoring ways in Rapid Vienna’s 1-1 draw vs. Red Bull Salzburg. The 22-year-old striker netted a second-half equalizer in his first appearance for the club since Aug. 11, and the goal now gives him four across all competitions this season.

Sacha Kljestan also found the back of the net on Sunday. Kljestan scored for the third time in his last four league games by netting the opener in RSC Anderlecht’s wild 4-3 loss to Zulte-Waregem. Kljestan nearly had a brace in a match that saw three players get sent off, but his second-half shot was denied by the crossbar.

Some more good news came out of Norway, as 18-year-old forward Ben Spencer made his professional debut. Spencer came off the bench and played the final 14 minutes of Molde FK’s 4-0 victory over Valerenga on Sunday, a brief cameo that will surely not be forgotten by the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team pool player.

Here is how the Americans Abroad did this weekend:



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Everton’s 0-0 draw vs. Cardiff City on Saturday.
  • Geoff Cameron started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Stoke City’s 1-0 win vs. West Ham United 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.
  • Brad Guzan and Aston Villa did not play this weekend.
  • Brad Friedel dressed but did not play in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss vs. Arsenal on Sunday.


  • Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw vs. Ipswich Town 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’ 4-1 loss vs. Blackburn Rovers on Saturday. He is recovering from an injury.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Zak Whitbread dressed but did not play in Leicester City’s 2-1 loss vs. Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
  • Eric Lichaj started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 loss vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
  • Danny Williams came off the bench and played 52 minutes in Reading’s 1-0 win vs. Yeovil Town on Saturday.


  • Michael Bradley came off the bench and played 18 minutes in AS Roma’s 3-0 win vs. Hellas Verona on Sunday.



  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 6-2 loss vs. VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.
  • Joe Gyau did not dress for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played six minutes in FC Nurnberg’s 1-0 loss vs. FC Augsburg on Saturday.
  • Michael Parkhurst did not dress in FC Augsburg’s 1-0 win vs. FC Nurnberg on Saturday.
  • Jermaine Jones came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Schalke 04’s 2-0 win vs. Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96′s 4-1 win vs. Mainz on Saturday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • John Anthony Brooks started, played 90 minutes and conceded a penalty kick in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 loss vs. VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

  • Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in FC Ingolstadt 04’s 1-1 draw vs. Dynamo Dresden on Sunday.
  • Andrew Wooten and Kaiserslautern play Energie Cottbus on Monday.
  • Bobby Wood came off the bench and played 45 minutes in TSV 1860 Munich’s 2-0 loss vs. SV Sandhausen on Friday.


  • Alejandro Bedoya started and played 90 minites in FC Nantes’ 0-0 draw vs. Stade de Reims on Saturday.


  • Aron Johannsson came off the bench and played 19 minutes in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-1 draw vs. Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.


  • Eugene Starikov dressed but did not play in FK Tom’ Tomsk’s 2-1 loss vs. Spartak Moscow on Sunday.


  • Sacha Kljestan started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in RSC Anderlecht’s 4-3 loss vs. Zulte-Waregem on Sunday. You can watch the goal here.



  • Terrence Boyd started, played 77 minutes, received a yellow card and scored a GOAL in Rapid Vienna’s 1-1 draw vs. Red Bull Salzburg on Sunday.


  • Brian Span did not dress in Djurgarden IF’s 2-1 loss vs. Elfsborg on Sunday.


  • Mix Diskerud started and played 82 minutes in Rosenborg BK’s 2-1 win vs. Aalesund on Saturday.
  • Josh Gatt did not dress in Molde FK’s 4-0 win vs. Valerenga on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Ben Spencer came off the bench and played 14 minutes for Molde FK.
  • Ethan Horvath did not dress for Molde FK.
  • Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in Honefoss BK’s 1-1 draw vs. Tromso on Sunday.


  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in Puebla’s 1-0 win vs. Atlante on Sunday.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 90 minutes for Puebla.
  • Jose Torres started, played 84 minutes and received a yellow card in Tigres UANL’s 1-1 draw vs. Veracruz on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress for Tigres UANL.
  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss vs. Jaguares de Chiapas on Saturday.
  • Joe Corona dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza came off the bench and played 28 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Paul Arriola started and played 13 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 0-0 draw vs. Atlas on Saturday.


  • Freddy Adu did not dress in Bahia’s 4-2 loss vs. Portuguesa de Desportos on Saturday.


What do you think of these performances? Would you like to see Boyd called in if Altidore is unable to play? Impressed with Kljestan’s start to the Pro League season?

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