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With one clutch header, Brian McBride helped the fortunes if five Americans Abroad. His game-winner for Fulham against Everton served as the top highlight of a good weekend for Americans in Europe.
All five Fulham Americans saw playing time, with Kasey Keller posting the shutout and Eddie Johnson enjoying his best game to date since arriving in England.
McBride wasn’t the only American to score this weekend. Jersey-born Giuseppe Rossi converted from the penalty spot in Villarreal’s 2-0 win against Real Zaragoza while fellow Jersey native Gregg Berhalter netted 1860 Munich’s lone goal in a 1-1 tie against Neven Subotic and Mainz 05.
Here is how the rest of the Americans did in Europe this weekend:
Brian McBride started, played 88 minutes and scored the game-winning goal in Fulham’s 1-0 win against Everton on Sunday.
Kasey Keller started, played 90 minutes and made eight saves for Fulham.
Eddie Johnson started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
Carlos Bocanegra came off the bench and played 16 minutes for Fulham.
- Clint Dempsey came off the bench and played two minutes for Fulham.
- Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made one save for Everton.
Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in Reading’s 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.
Bobby Convey did not dress for Reading.
Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in West Ham United’s 2-1 win against Blackburn on Saturday.
- Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made five saves for Blackburn
- Eddie Lewis started and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.
- Benny Feilhaber did not dress for Derby County.
- Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 0-0 tie vs. Stoke on Saturday.
Matt Pickens dressed but did not play in Queens Park Rangers’ 3-1 win vs. Scunthorpe on Saturday.
- Steve Cherundolo started and played 90 minutes in Hannover 96’s 2-2 tie vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
- Sal Zizzo did not dress for Hannover 96. He is with the U.S. Under-23 national team.
- Heath Pearce did not dress in Hansa Rostock’s 0-0 tie vs. Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
- Bryan Arguez did not dress for Hertha Berlin.
- Gregg Berhalter started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in 1860 Munich’s 1-1 tie vs. Mainz on Sunday.
- Josh Wolff started and played 90 minutes for 1860 Munich.
- Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Mainz 05.
- Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 2-0 win SV Wehen on Friday.
- Josh Grenier dressed but did not play in TUS Koblenz’s 1-0 win vs. SPVGG Gruether Furth on Sunday.
- Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in Heerenveen’s 1-0 win vs. Groningen on Friday.
- Gabriel Ferrari did not dress in Sampdoria’s 3-1 win vs. Catania on Sunday.
- Danny Szetela did not dress in Brescia’s 1-1 tie vs. Mantova on Saturday.
- Giuseppe Rossi came off the bench, played 27 minutes and scored a goal in Villarreal’s 2-0 win against Real Zaragoza on Sunday.
- Andrew Jacobson did not dress in Lorient’s 1-1 tie vs. Auxerre on Saturday. He is out with a broken foot.
- Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in FC Troyes 3-1 win lost to Brest on Friday.
- Freddy Adu missed Benfica’s match against Maritimo on Sunday. He is with the U.S. Under-23 national team.
- Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 2-1 win vs. Germinal Beerschot on Friday.
- Clint Mathis did not play in Ergotelis’ 2-0 win vs. Veria on Saturday.
- Danny Califf started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in AaB’s 1-1 tie vs. Odense on Saturday.
- Nate Jaqua started and played 90 minutes in SC Rheindorf Altach’s 1-1 tie vs. FC Wacker Tirol on Saturday.
As you can see, I did add Austria and Denmark to the list, but that’s because I have access to their results. This doesn’t mean I’m ready to go scouring the globe for every single league. If you want to add some performances from the weekend that I didn’t list then feel free to do so.
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