Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind



It was a light weekend on the Americans Abroad front, with just seven Americans playing in Europe’s top flight (eight if you count Giuseppe Rossi).

One constant did remain. Michael Bradley kept finding the net. He finished off a brace in Heerenveen’s 3-0 win against DeGraafschap on Saturday.

Here is how the rest of the Americans fared last weekend in Europe’s top leagues:


Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Blackburn’s 1-1 tie with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Eddie Lewis started and played 24 minutes before leaving the match with an injury in Derby’s 4-1 FA Cup loss to Preston North End on Saturday.

Benny Feilhaber did not dress for Derby County.

Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 4-1 FA Cup loss to Wolverhampton on Saturday.


Michael Bradley started, played 90 minutes and scored two goals to help Heerenvee rout De Graafschap on Saturday. The goals raised Bradley’s season total to 11 in league play and 15 overall, a record for an American born player in a European first division.


Giuseppe Rossi started, played 90 minutes, and scored his ninth goal of the season in Villarreal’s 3-2 loss to Real Madrid on Sunday.

Danny Szetela dressed but did not play in Racing de Santander’s 2-2 tie against Real Zaragoza on Sunday.


Freddy Adu came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Benfica’s 3-1 win against Guimaraes on Saturday.

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