CONCACAF Abroad: Weekend Rewind

CONCACAF Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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CONCACAF Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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While it was a relatively light weekend for American players in Europe, the rest of CONCACAF was pretty well represented this weekend.

Honduran striker David Suazo scored both goals in Inter Milan’s 2-0 win against Livorno on Sunday, making him one of four CONCACAF-born players to find the net in European First Division action.

Mexican national team striker (and friend of Tim Howard) Antonio DeNigris scored a pair of goals in Ankaraspor’s 3-2 loss to Besiktas while Costa Rican forward Bryan Ruiz assisted on KAA Gent’s first two goals in a 3-2 upset of Cercle Brugge.

Canadian-born Feyenoord striker Jonathan DeGuzman delivered the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday. I realize that some of you hate him because he has chosen to play for Holland, but he is still a product of the Canadian soccer system and his brother is the Canadian national team captain so he will remain in this feature (And no, I won’t be including Owen Hargreaves).

Trinidad & Tobago striker Darryl Roberts found the net for Sparta Rotterdam, who was shellacked, 6-2, by Ajax on Friday.

As a reminder, my goal is to chronicle how CONCACAF players are doing in Europe’s top leagues. I know some won’t consider Belgium or Turkey top leagues but they are good leagues and, more importantly, finding information on players is possible. I will only update players in first divisions, with the second division in England and Germany being the exceptions. That said, anybody who wants to update us on how CONCACAF players in other European leagues are doing, you are more than welcome to post updates in the comments section.

Now, here is how CONCACAF players in Europe did last weekend:

CANADA

  • Julian DeGuzman started and played 90 minutes in Deportivo La Coruna’s 3-2 loss to Recreativo Huelva on Sunday.
  • Jonathan DeGuzman started, played 90 minutes and scored the lone goal in Feyenoord’s 1-0 victory against Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.
  • Will Johnson started and played 64 minutes in DeGraafschap’s 1-0 loss to NAC Breda on Sunday.
  • Daniel Imhof started and played 90 minutes in VFL Bochum’s 3-0 loss to Hamburg on Sunday.
  • Iain Hume started, played 90 minutes and scored the opening goal in Leicester City’s 4-0 win against Norwich on Saturday.
  • Patrice Bernier did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 1-0 win against SpVgg Greuther Furth on Sunday.
  • Josh Simpson did not play for Kaiserslautern.
  • Rob Friend started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-0 loss to Mainz 05 on Monday.
  • Kevin McKenna started and played 90 minutes in Cologne’s 3-1 win against Carl Zeiss Jena on Friday.
  • Jason Devos started and played 90 minutes in Ipswich Town’s 2-1 loss to Watford on Saturday.
  • Tomas Radzinski and FC Xanthi’s match against AEK Athens was postponed due to heavy snow.
  • Tam Nsaliwa and AEK Athens’ match against FC Xanthi was postponed due to heavy snow.
  • Marcel De Jong started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Roda JC’s 3-1 win vs. Twente Enschede on Saturday.
  • Richard Hastings started and played 90 minutes in Inverness’ 1-1 tie vs. Dundee United on Saturday.
  • Paul Stalteri and Fulham were off.

COSTA RICA

  • Alvaro Saborio started and played 90 minutes in FC Sion Sitten’s 2-1 loss to St. Gallen on Sunday.
  • Bryan Ruiz started, played 90 minutes and delivered two assists in KAA Gent’s 3-2 win against Cercle Brugge on Friday.

HONDURAS

  • David Suazo started, played 90 minutes and scored both goals in Inter Milan’s 2-0 win against Livorno on Saturday.
  • Edgar Alvarez dressed but did not play for Livorno.
  • Julio Cesar Leon dressed but did not play in Genoa’s 1-0 loss to Sampdoria on Sunday.
  • Wilson Palacios and Wigan did not play.

JAMAICA

  • Jason Euell started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Southampton’s 1-0 FA Cup loss to Bristol on Saturday.
  • Nyron Nosworthy and Sunderland did not play
  • Marlon King and Wigan did not play.
  • Ricardo Gardner and Bolton did not play.
  • Deon Burton and Sheffield Wednesday did not play.
  • Ricardo Fuller and Stoke did not play.
  • Luton Shelton and Sheffield United did not play.
  • Damion Stewart and Queens Park Rangers did not play.

MEXICO

  • Giovani Dos Santos started, played 74 minutes and drew a yellow card in Barcelona’s 2-1 win against Real Zaragoza on Saturday.
  • Rafael Marquez started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card for Barcelona.
  • Carlos Vela started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Osasuna’s 2-1 loss to Levante on Sunday.
  • Guillermo Franco did not dress for Villarreal’s 0-0 tie vs. Racing de Santander on Sunday.
  • Pavel Pardo started and played 90 minutes in Stuttgart’s 3-2 win vs. Duisburg on Saturday.
  • Ricardo Osorio did not dress for Stuttgart.
  • Carlos Salcido started and played 90 minutes in PSV Eindhoven’s 1-0 win against Willem II on Saturday.
  • Aaron Galindo started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to Hansa Rostock on Saturday.
  • Hector Moreno dressed but did not play in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-1 loss to Groningen on Sunday.
  • Antonio DeNigris started, played 90 minutes and scored two goals in Ankaraspor’s 3-2 loss to Besiktas on Sunday

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

  • Robin Nelisse started and played 66 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 4-1 loss to VVV Venlo on Sunday.
  • Leon Kantelberg dressed but did not play in VVV Venlo’s 4-1 win vs. FC Utrecht on Sunday.
  • Tyrone Loran started and played 90 minutes in NAC Breda’s 1-0 win vs. DeGraafschap on Sunday.
  • Nyron Wau started and played 90 minutes in Roda JC’s 3-1 win vs. Twente Enschede on Saturday.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

  • Darryl Roberts started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in Sparta Rotterdam’s 6-2 loss to Ajax Amsterdam on Friday.
  • Stern John started and played 90 minutes in Southampton’s 1-0 FA Cup loss to Bristol Rovers on Saturday.
  • Chris Birchall came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Coventry City’s 5-0 FA Cup loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
  • Russell Latapy dressed but did not play in Falkirk’s 4-0 win against St. Mirren on Saturday.
  • Kenwyne Jones and Sunderland did not play.

Feel free to include any players I missed. Some players who did not have games were not listed, but have been listed in the past, so please consult past lists before pointing out somebody’s absence.

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