Call it a light week for Americans Abroad.
With several standouts resting from the mid-week World Cup qualifier against Guatemala, there were only a few Americans who actually started matches in Europe’s top leagues this weekend.
Tim Howard and Carlos Bocanegra earn Ironmen awards for starting for their club teams just a few days after playing for the USA on Wednesday.
We also saw Neven Subotic (pictured above) hold his own against Luca Toni as his Borussia Dortmund held Bayern Munich, 1-1 (And no, Subotic still hasn’t chosen the U.S. national team, but we can track his progress until he does make a decision).
Freddy Adu did make his debut for AS Monaco this weekend, playing just three minutes in place of Jeremy Menez, who he could be replacing in the lineup soon if reports about an impending Menez transfer are true.
Here is how all the Americans Abroad did this weekend:
- Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes, and made three saves in Everton’s 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
- Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes, and made zero saves in Aston Villa’s 3-2 loss to Stoke on Saturday.
- Clint Dempsey came off the bench and played 13 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 win vs. Arsenal on Saturday.
- Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in Reading’s 4-2 loss to Charlton on Saturday.
- Bobby Convey started and played 73 minutes for Reading.
- Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 3-2 loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
- Eddie Johnson did not dress in Cardiff City’s 2-2 tie vs. Norwich on Saturday.
- DaMarcus Beasley came off the bench and played nine minutes in Rangers’ 1-1 tie vs. Aberdeen on Saturday.
- Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 tie vs. Bayern Munich on Saturday.
- Steve Cherundolo came off the bench and played 18 minutes in Hannover 96’s 0-0 tie vs. Energie Cottbus on Saturday.
- Sal Zizzo did not dress for Hannover 96.
- Brian Arguez did not dress in Hertha Berlin’s 1-1 tie vs. Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
- Heath Pearce dressed but did not play in Hansa Rostock’s 1-0 win vs. Alemania Aachen on Sunday.
- Matt Taylor started and played 60 minutes in TUS Koblenz’s 0-0 tie vs. FSV Frankfurt on Friday.
- Grover Gibson started, played 52 minutes and drew a yellow card in Ahlen’s 3-0 loss to FC Augsburg on Sunday.
- Gregg Berhalter started and played 77 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 2-1 loss to Mainz on Sunday.
- Freddy Adu came off the bench and played three minutes in Monaco’s 1-1 tie vs. Caen on Saturday.
- Carlos Bocanegra started and played 82 minutes in Rennes’ 2-1 win vs. Lille on Sunday.
- Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in FC Troyes’ 1-0 loss to Vannes OC on Friday.
- Oguchi Onyewu came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Standard Liege’s 3-0 win against KVC Westerlo on Saturday.
- Danny Califf, Jeremiah White and Lee Nguyen were off this week.
- Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valarenga’s 2-1 loss to Stromsgodset on Monday.
- Adin Brown did not dress in Aalesund’s 1-0 loss to Tromso on Sunda.
- Clarence Goodson started, played 45 minutes and drew a yellow card in IK Start’s 2-0 win against Hodd on Saturday.
- Kyle Veris started and played 90 minutes for Hodd.
- Jay Needham started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in Alta’s 4-1 win vs. Bryne on Sunday.
- Cam Weaver started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Haugesund’s 1-1 tie vs. Honefoss on Sunday.
- Charlie Davies started and played 90 minutes in Hammarby’s 2-2 tie vs. AIK on Monday.
- Daniel Hernandez started and played 90 minutes in Chiapas’ 3-2 win vs. America on Sunday.
- Jose Francisco Torres came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Pachuca’s 3-1 loss to UNAM Pumas.
- Jesus Padilla did not play in Chivas de Guadalajara’s 5-3 loss to Santos Laguna. He was serving a red card suspension.
- Michael Orozco did not dress in San Luis’ win against Tigres on Saturday.
If there are players I forgot to list feel free to list them below. Please remember that I’m trying to focus on first divisions and, in some cases, second divisions, so keep that in mind when suggesting players for the list.
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