Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Terrence Boyd just cannot stop finding the back of the net right now.

Playing in Rapid Vienna’s penultimate game of the season on Sunday, Boyd continued his recent scoring tear by netting the winner in the first half of the club’s 2-0 triumph over FC Wacker Tirol. The 23-year-old Boyd has now scored in three straight matches and has five goals during that span. He also lifted his career-high total across all competitions to 19 and looked to have sealed an invite to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s looming pre-World Cup camp.

Juan Agudelo was another forward who made an impact this weekend. Agudelo closed out his loan with FC Utrecht by setting up a goal and scoring the game-winner in a 2-1 triumph over Vitesse Arnhem in their season finale. The Man-of-the-Match performance gave Agudelo two goals in his last three games for Utrecht, three in 14 overall appearances, and should boost his chances of earning a call-up from U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann later this month.

Jozy Altidore may not have scored for his club, but he and Sunderland enjoyed a surprise 1-0 road victory over Manchester United that raised the Black Cats’ odds of avoiding relegation. Sunderland are now two points clear of drop zone and have a game in hand over 17th-placed Norwich City, who play just once more this season.

As enjoyable as the weekend may have been for the aforementioned three players, it was just as forgettable for Tim Howard and Everton. The Toffees saw their slim UEFA Champions League dreams come to an end with a 3-2 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, leaving Everton to have to change the focus of their impressive season to trying to book a place in next season’s Europa League.

Here is how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:

ENGLAND

Premiership

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Everton’s 3-2 loss vs. Manchester City on Saturday.
  • Jozy Altidore came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-0 win vs. Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 4-1 win vs. Fulham on Saturday.
  • Brek Shea did not dress for Stoke City.
  • Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in Aston Villa’s 3-1 win vs. Hull City on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel dressed but did not play in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 loss vs. West Ham United on Saturday.
  • Cody Cropper did not dress in Southampton’s 1-0 win vs. Swansea City on Saturday.
  • Sebastian Lletget did not dress in West Ham United’s 2-0 win vs. Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Oguchi Onyewu started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 loss vs. Ipswich Town on Saturday.
  • Danny Williams did not dress in Reading’s 2-2 draw vs. Burnley on Saturday.
  • Duane Holmes dressed but did not play in Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 win vs. Watford on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-2 draw vs. Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
  • Will Packwood did not dress for Birmingham City. He is recovering from an injury.
  • Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-2 draw vs. Birmingham City on Saturday.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Eric Lichaj did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 loss vs. Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. He is recovering from a groin injury.
  • Zak Whitbread started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Derby County’s 1-1 draw vs. Leeds United on Saturday.

League One

  • Gboly Ariyibi did not dress in Tranmere Rovers’ 2-1 loss vs. Bradford City on Saturday.

GERMANY

Bundesliga

  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s 3-2 loss vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
  • Joe Gyau came off the bench and played 29 minutes for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • John Brooks started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 loss vs. Werder Bremen on Saturday.
  • Timmy Chandler started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in FC Nurberg’s 2-0 loss vs. Hannover 96 on Saturday.
  • David Yelldell dressed but did not play in Bayer Leverkusen’s 2-0 win vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Bundesliga 2

  • Alfredo Morales did not dress in FC Ingolstadt 04’s 2-0 win vs. SV Sandhausen on Sunday. He was suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
  • Bobby Wood started and played 58 minutes in TSV 1860 Munich’s 2-0 win vs. VfL Bochum on Sunday.
  • Andrew Wooten started and played 62 minutes in FSV Frankfurt’s 0-0 draw vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.

FRANCE

  • Alejandro Bedoya started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in FC Nantes’ 1-1 draw vs. Toulouse on Sunday.

NETHERLANDS

  • Aron Johannsson did not dress in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-1 draw vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam on Saturday.
  • Juan Agudelo started, played 90 minutes, had an ASSIST and scored a GOAL in FC Utrecht’s 2-1 win vs. Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday.

TURKEY

  • Jermaine Jones came off the bench and played 65 minutes in Besiktas’ 2-1 win vs. Kasimpasa on Sunday.

BELGIUM

  • Sacha Kljestan dressed but did not play in RSC Anderlecht’s 1-0 win vs. Club Brugge in the Pro League play-offs on Sunday.

AUSTRIA

  • Terrence Boyd started, played 80 minutes and scored a GOAL in Rapid Vienna’s 2-0 win vs. FC Wacker Tirol on Sunday.

DENMARK

  • Conor O’Brien and Odense BK play AGF Aarhus on Monday.
  • Babajide Ogunbiyi started and played 90 minutes in Viborg FF’s 1-0 loss vs. SonderjyskE on Sunday.

NORWAY

  • Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Rosenborg BK’s 2-0 loss vs. Molde FK on Sunday.
  • Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Molde FK’s 2-0 win vs. Rosenborg BK on Sunday.
  • Josh Gatt did not dress for Molde FK. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Zarek Valentin did not dress in FK Bodo/Glimt’s 2-0 loss vs. Stromsgodset on Sunday.
  • Michael Stephens and Stabaek IF play Valerenga on Monday.

MEXICO

  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss vs. Toluca in the second leg of their Liga MX quarterfinals series on Sunday. Club Tijuana were eliminated on via a 3-1 aggregate scoreline.
  • Joe Corona came off the bench and played 22 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Herculez Gomez dressed but did not play Club Tijuana.
  • Greg Garza dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana.
  • Paul Arriola did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Alejandro Guido did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Fernando Arce Jr did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Michael Farfan did not dress in Cruz Azul’s 2-2 draw vs. Club Leon in the second leg of their Liga MX quarterfinals series on Saturday. Cruz Azul were eliminated via the away-goals rule after the 3-3 aggregate series.
  • Dennis Flores did not dress in Club Leon’s 2-2 draw vs. Cruz Azul in the second leg of their Liga MX quarterfinals series on Saturday. Club Leon advanced via the away-goals rule after the 3-3 aggregate series.
  • Miguel Palafox did not dress for Club Leon.

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What do you think of these performances? Hoping Boyd gets a call-up and some playing time in the USMNT’s upcoming games? What are the chances that Agudelo is summoned by Klinsmann?

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