Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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One team with American players moved a step closer to safety while the European club with the most Americans continued its nightmare season.

Reading’s 1-0 win vs. Middlesbrough pulled the Royals into a tie for the final spot outside the relegation zone with 25 points. Marcus Hahnemann and Bobby Convey may yet be saved this season. Fulham? Not so much.

Eddie Johnson made his first EPL start, but his forward partnership with Brian McBride did little in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United. Fulham now sits six points from safety at the bottom of the table and the five Americans on the team are in real trouble of going down to the Coca Cola Championship.

There were some other bright spots. You had Tim Howard winning again, Sal Zizzo and Bryan Arguez dressing again and Heath Pearce playing for the first time in 2008 after starting the year in the Hansa Rostock doghouse.

Here is how the Americans in Europe’s top flight did last weekend:

ENGLAND

  • Tim Howard and Everton started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Everton’s 3-1 win vs. Portsmouth on Sunday.
  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Reading’s 1-0 win vs. Middlesbrough on Sunday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made 12 saves in Blackburn’s 1-0 win against Newcastle on Saturday.
  • Eddie Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Brian McBride started and played 90 minutes for Fulham.
  • Carlos Bocanegra dressed but did not play for Fulham.
  • Kasey Keller dressed but did not play for Fulham.
  • Clint Dempsey did not dress for Fulham.
  • Jonathan Spector dressed but did not play in West Ham United’s 4-0 loss to Chelsea on Saturday.
  • Eddie Lewis started and played 90 minutes in Derby County’s 0-0 tie vs. Sunderland on Saturday.
  • Benny Feilhaber dressed but did not play for Derby County.
  • Jay DeMerit came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Watford’s 2-2 tie vs. Burnley on Saturday.
  • Matt Pickens dressed but did not play in Queens Park Rangers’ 3-0 win vs. Stoke on Sunday.

GERMANY

  • Steve Cherundolo started and played 90 minutes Hannover 96’s 2-1 win against Nurnberg on Saturday.
  • Sal Zizzo dressed but did not play for Hannover 96.
  • Heath Pearce came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 1-1 tie vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
  • Bryan Arguez dressed but did not play in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 win vs. Duisberg on Saturday.
  • Gregg Berhalter started and played 90 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 0-0 tie vs. Alemania Aachen on Sunday.
  • Josh Wolff dressed but did not play for 1860 Munich.
  • Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Mainz 05’s 1-1 tie vs. SC Freiburg.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 0-0 tie vs. SC Paderborn 07 on Sunday.
  • Josh Grenier dressed but did not play in TUS Koblenz’s 2-0 win vs. Carl Zeiss Jena on Sunday.

HOLLAND

  • Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in Heerenveen’s 1-0 loss to Twente Enschede on Saturday.

ITALY

  • Danny Szetela dressed but did not play in Brescia’s 0-0 tie vs. Ravenna on Saturday.

SPAIN

  • Giuseppe Rossi missed Villarreal’s 0-0 tie vs. Osasuna on Sunday with an ankle injury.

FRANCE

  • Andrew Jacobson did not dress in Lorient’s 0-0 tie with AS Nancy Lorraine on Saturday. 
  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in FC Troyes 4-1 win against Le Havre AC.

PORTUGAL

  • Freddy Adu missed Benfica’s 1-1 tie against Sporting Lisbon on Sunday, He is with the U.S. Under-23 national team.

BELGIUM

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 3-1 win vs. KVC Westerlo on Saturday.

GREECE

  • Clint Mathis came off the bench and played three minutes in Ergotelis’ 2-0 win vs. Paok Salonikia on Saturday.   

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