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Michael Bradley is scoring goals for fun.
The U.S. national team midfielder netted his 12th goal of the season in all competitions to help Heerenveen post a 4-0 romp against AZ Alkmaar on Saturday. Bradley headed home a cross from close range to score Heerenveen’s fourth goal of the day. He also helped set up is team’s third goal with a perfect pass to spring Miralem Sulejmani. Here are the video highlights of the match.
Bradley’s goals and overall play should have clubs from throughout Europe taking a closer look at him during this January transfer period and you have to think that it won’t be long before clubs from Europe’s bigger leagues start expressing interest.
Another former MetroStar, goalkeeper Tim Howard, enjoyed a good weekend. Howard helped Everton post another victory to move into fourth place in the EPL.
Here is how all of the Americans playing in Europe’s top leagues did this weekend:
Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Everton’s 2-1 win against Wigan on Sunday.
Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Reading’s 2-0 loss to Manchester United.
Bobby Convey started, played 80 minutes and drew a yellow card for Reading.
Jonathan Spector came on as a second-half substitute and played one minute in West Ham United’s 1-1 vs. Manchester City on Sunday.
Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal on Saturday.
Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Blackburn’s 1-1 tie with Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Eddie Lewis came off the bench and played 58 minutes in Derby County’s 3-1 loss to Portsmouth on Saturday.
Benny Feilhaber did not dress for Derby County.
Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 1-1 tie with Charlton.
Michael Bradley started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal and added an assist in Heerenveen’s 4-0 win against AZ Alkmaar on Saturday.
Giuseppe Rossi started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Villarreal’s 3-0 win against Valencia.
Danny Szetela dressed but did not play in Racing Santander’s 1-0 loss to Barcelona on Sunday.
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