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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind


Michael Bradley is at it again.

The young midfielder scored yet another goal for Heerenveen and added even more transfer value for the line of European clubs surely sizing him up for a potential transfer move.

It was a good weekend for Americans in Europe in terms of playing time, if not results. Derby County and Fulham both lost again, putting the EPL fate of a half dozen Americans at risk as both clubs sit in the relegation zone.

No such worries for Jonathan Spector (pictured), who continues to hold on to his place for West Ham United.

Danny Szetela still hasn’t seen league action for Racing de Santander but the young midfielder did make the bench and there is a possibility he could be gearing up for a loan move.

Here is how all the Americans did in the European top flight this weekend:


Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Everton’s 1-0 win against Manchester City on Saturday.

Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes, made 12 saves and drew a yellow card in Reading’s 3-1 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Bobby Convey came on as a substitute and played 17 minutes for Reading.

Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in West Ham’s 2-1 win against Fulham on Saturday.

Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.

Carlos Bocanegra started for Fulham but came out of the match in the 14th minute after suffering what looked like a concussion.

Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Blackburn’s 2-1 win against Bolton on Sunday.

Eddie Lewis dressed but did not play in Derby Couny’s 1-0 loss to Wigan on Saturday.

Benny Feilhaber did not dress for Derby County.

Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 1-0 loss to Preston North End on Saturday.


Michael Bradley started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in Heerenveen’s 2-2 tie against FC Utrecht on Sunday.


Freddy Adu came on as a second-half substitute and played 11 minutes in Benfica’s 0-0 tie with Leixoes on Saturday.


Danny Szetela dressed but did not play in Racing de Santander’s 2-0 win vs. Osasuna on Sunday.


Andy Dorman came on as a second-half substitute and played 29 minutes in St. Mirren’s 3-0 Scottish Cup victory against Dumbarton on Saturday. (Yes, I know, Dorman isn’t American, but some people want to keep tabs so I’ll add him this week)

You may have noticed that I left out Giuseppe Rossi, who scored a goal for Villarreal this weekend. I’m just tired of the weekly complaints and since nobody has been defending the inclusion I’ll just leave him out from now on. Now, if some of you want him to stay in the updates just say so and I’ll keep him there.

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