Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Men’s National Team fans continue to grow concerned about the form of key national team attackers Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey, but two younger options continue to give those same fans, and Jurgen Klinsmann, something to think about.

Terrence Boyd scored his 14th goal in all competitions, and ninth league goal of the season, in Rapid Vienna’s 6-3 loss to Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg. Meanwhile, Aron Johannsson didn’t find the net, but did set up a goal in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-0 thrashing of RKC Waalwijk.

Both players could feature prominently for the United States against Ukraine on Wednesday, as could Oguchi Onyewu, who helped Sheffield Wednesday post another shutout in a victory.

DaMarcus Beasley isn’t being called up for the Ukraine friendly, but he provided a reminder of what he can do on Sunday, scoring the winning goal in Puebla’s 1-0 victory against Queretaro.

Here is how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:

ENGLAND

Premiership

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Everton’s 1-0 win against West Ham United on Saturday.
  • Sebastian Lletget did not dress for West Ham United.
  • Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.
  • Jozy Altidore did not dress in Sunderland’s 3-1 Capital One Cup Final loss to Manchester City on Sunday.
  • Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-0 win against Arsenal on Saturday.
  • Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Aston Villa’s 4-1 win against Norwich City on Sunday.
  • Brad Friedel dressed but did not play in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 win against Cardiff City on Sunday.
  • Cody Cropper did not dress in Southampton’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-0 win against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
  • Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 1-1 tie vs. Yeovil Town on Saturday.
  • Duane Holmes started and played 72 minutes for Yeovil Town.
  • Will Packwood started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card for Birmingham City.
  • Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Bolton’s 4-0 win vs. Blackburn on Saturday.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Eric Lichaj started and played 45 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 4-1 loss to Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
  • Brek Shea came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Barnsley’s 5-0 loss to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
  • Zak Whitbread dressed but did not play in Derby County’s 2-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.
  • Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Leeds United’s 0-0 draw vs. Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

GERMANY

Bundesliga

  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 6-2 win against Wolfsburg on Sunday.
  • John Brooks dressed but did not play in Hertha Berlin’s 0-0 draw vs. SC Freiburg on Friday.
  • Timmy Chandler did not dress in FC Nurberg’s 3-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress in Hannover 96’s 1-1 tie vs. Augsburg on Saturday.
  • David Yelldell did not dress in Bayer Leverkusen’s 1-0 loss to Mainz 05 on Saturday.

Bundesliga 2

  • Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes in FC Ingolstadt 04’s 1-1 tie vs. Dynamo Dresden on Sunday.
  • Bobby Wood came off the bench and played two minutes in TSV 1860 Munich’s 0-0 draw vs. Sandhausen on Saturday.
  • Andrew Wooten came off the bench and played 13 minutes in FSV Frankfurt’s 3-2 loss to Greuther Fuerth on Sunday.

FRANCE

  • Alejandro Bedoya started and played 67 minutes in FC Nantes’ 2-0 loss vs. Evian Thonon Gaillard on Friday.

NETHERLANDS

  • Aron Johannsson started, played 90 minutes and delivered an ASSIST in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-0 win vs. RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.
  • Juan Agudelo dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 1-1 tie vs. FC Twente on Sunday.

TURKEY

  • Jermaine Jones started and played 58 minutes in Besiktas’ 0-0 draw vs. Antalyaspor on Friday.

BELGIUM

  • Sacha Kljestan dressed, but did not play in RSC Anderlecht’s 2-0 win against Genk on Sunday.

DENMARK

  • Conor O’Brien dressed but did not play in Odense BK’s 1-0 loss to Esbjerg on Sunday.
  • Babajide Ogunbiyi dressed but did not play in Viborg FF’s 2-0 loss vs. FC Nordsjaelland on Friday.

AUSTRIA

  • Terrence Boyd started, played 90 minutes, scored a goal and drew a yellow card in Rapid Vienna’s 6-3 loss to Red Bull Salzburg on Sunday.

MEXICO

  • DaMarcus Beasley came off the bench, played 52 minutes, and scored the game-winning goal in Puebla’s 1-0 win against Queretaro on Sunday.
  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes for Puebla.
  • Jose Torres and UANL Tigres face Chivas Guadalajara on Sunday night.
  • Jonathan Bornstein dressed but did not play in Atlante’s 2-1 win vs. Morelia on Friday.
  • Greg Garza started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 1-1 tie vs. Veracruz on Saturday.
  • Herculez Gomez started and played 77 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Joe Corona came off the bench and played 70 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Edgar Castillo did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Paul Arriola did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Joaquin Alonso Hernandez did not dress in Monterrey’s 2-1 loss to Club America on Saturday.

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What do you think of these performances? Would you like to see Spector get another chance with the USMNT next month? Who has a better shot of making it to Brazil, Onyewu or Brooks?

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