Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Attention all U.S. national team fans, if you have seen Clint Dempsey please contact SBI. He has gone missing since returning to Fulham. At least missing on the field.

Dempsey has found a seemingly permanent place on the bench at Fulham, making him one of several key American players to ride the pine last weekend without getting a single minute of action. Jozy Altidore, Freddy Adu, Maurice Edu and Bobby Convey all registered DNPs (Did Not Play) despite being in uniform. That isn’t exactly progress but a small consolation is the fact that Mexico saw the quartet of Pavel Pardo, Giovani Dos Santos, Carlos Vela and Carlos Salcido aslo registered DNPs.

It wasn’t a completely wasted weekend for Americans Abroad. Heath Pearce and Michael Orozco both registered their first starts of the season while Michael Bradley made his Bundesliga debut, starting for Borussia Moenchengladbach. We also saw young winger Sal Zizzo get off the bench and earn his first minutes of the season, albeit in a blowout loss for Hannover 96.

Here is how all the Americans Abroad did this weekend:

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in Everton’s 2-2 tie vs. Hull on Sunday. 
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win vs. West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play for Aston Villa.
  • C!int Dempsey dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Blackburn on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress in West Ham’s 3-1 win vs. Newcastle on Saturday.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in Reading’s 2-2 vs. Watford on Saturday.
  • BobbycConvey dressed but did not play for Reading.
  • Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 2-2 tie vs. Reading on Saturday.
  • Frank Simek did not dress in Sheffield Wednesday’s 0-0 tie vs. Ipswich on Saturday. He is still recovering from ankle surgey.
  • Eddie!Johnson came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Cardiff City’s 1-1 tie vs. Derby County on Saturday.

SCOTLAND

  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 72 minutes in Rangers’ 2-1 win vs. Motherwell on Sunday..
  • Maurice Edu dressed but did not play for Rangers.
  • Mike Videira did not dress in Hamilton’s 1-0 loss to Hibernians on Saturday.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

  • Michael Bradley started and played 65 minutes in BorussiaIMoenchengladbach’s 1-0 loss to Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
  • Brian Arguez did not dress for Hertha Berlin’s
  • Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-1 loss to TSG Hoffenheim on Sunday. 
  • Sal Zizzo came off the bench and played 40 minutes in Hannover 96’s 4-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress for Hannover 96. He is sidelined with an abdominal strain.

BUNDESLIGA 2

  • Heath Pearce started and played 90 minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 2-2 tie vs. Ahlen on Friday.
  • Grover Gibson did not dress for Ahlen.
  • David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in TUS Koblenz’s 2-1 win vs. FC Augsburg on Friday.
  • Matt Taylor came off the bench and played two minutes for TUS Koblenz.
  • Gregg Berhalter started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in 1860 Munich’s 1-0 loss to St. Pauli on Friday.
  • Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern play SpVgg Gruether Fuerth on Monday.

SPAIN

  • Jozy Altiore dressed but did not play in Villarreal’s 2-1 win vs. Numancia on Sunday.
  • Giuseppe Rossi did not dress for Villarreal. He missed the match with an ankle injury.

ITALY

SERIE B

  • Danny Szetela started and played 90 minutes in Brescia’s 2-1 win vs. Ascoli on Saturday.

FRANCE

LIGUE 1

  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes’ 0-0 tie vs AS Nancy Lorraine on Sunday.
  • Freddy Adu dressed but did not play in Monaco’s 0-0 tie vs. Marseille on Sunday.
  • Andrew Jacobson did not dress for Lorient.

LIGUE 2

  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes’ 1-0 loss to Lens on Sunday.

BELGIUM

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 1-0 win vs. A.F.C. Tubize on Sunday.

DENMARK

  • Danny Califf started and played 90 minutes FC Midtjylland’s 0-0 tie vs. Randers on Sunday.
  • Lee Nguyen came off the bench and played 16 minutes for Randers.
  • Jeremiah White started and played 90 minutes in AGF Aarhus’ 2-1 win vs. Sonderjyske on Sunday.
  • Benny Feilhaber did not play for AGF Aarhus.

NORWAY

FIRST DIVISION

  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valarenga’s 0-0 tie vs. Aalesunds on Sunday.
  • Adin Brown did not play for Aalesunds. He is out for the season with an injury.

SECOND DIVISION

  • Clarence Goodson did not dress in IK Start’s 2-1 loss to Bryne on Saturday.
  • Joe Lapira came off the bench and played 28 minutes in Nybergsund’s 1-1 tie vs. Sandefjord on Sunday.
  • Kyle Veris started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Hodd’s 4-2 loss to Kongsvinger on Sunday.
  • Jay Needham started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Alta’s 3-2 loss to Notodden on Sunday.
  • Cam Weaver started and played 90 minutes in Haugesund’s 1-0 win vs. Lov-Ham on Sunday.

SWEDEN

  • Charlie Davies and Hammarby play Elfsborg on Tuesday.

MEXICO

  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in San Luis’ 1-0 win vs. UNAM Pumas.
  • Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca did not play last weekend.
  • Daniel Hernandez started and played 90 minutes in Chiapas’ 1-0 loss to Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday.
  • Jesus Padilla{did not dress for Chivas de Guadalajara.
  • Marco Vidal came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Indios de Ciudad de Juarez’s 4-2 loss to Atlas on Saturday.
  • Sonny Guadamara dressed but did not play in Morelia’s 4-0 win vs. Monterrey on Saturday.
  • Sammy Ochoa and Tecos did not play last weekend.

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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. (And PLEASE stop asking about Giuseppe Rossi’s inclusion. He is an American. This is Americans Abroad, not U.S. national team abroad, so deal with it. I’m not changing it any time soon.)

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