Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind



This weekend was a memorable one for Americans Abroad as two recent MLS transfers made their European club debuts, while a few other Americans found the net.

Maurice Edu (pictured) made his debut for Glasgow Rangers on Saturday in a 2-1 win over Kilmarnock while U.S. Olympic teammate Jozy Altidore impressed in his La Liga debut for Villarreal.

Then there were the goals. Neven Subotic scored another, helping spark a three-goal comeback for Borussia Dortmund, while Jeremiah White and Charlie Davies also found the net for their clubs.

Here is how all the Americans Abroad did this past weekend:



  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in Everton’s 3-2 win vs. Stoke on Sunday. 
  • Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play vs. Tottenham on Monday.
  • C!int Dempsey dressed but did not play in Fulham’s 2-1 win vs. Bolton on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress in West Ham’s 3-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. He is suffering from a hip injury.


  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made six saves in Reading’s 2-0 loss to Ipswich Town’s 2-0 loss on Saturday.
  • BobbycConvey came off the bench and played 15 minutes for Reading.
  • Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 2-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
  • Frank Simek did not dress for Sheffield Wednesday. He is still recovering from ankle surgey.
  • Eddie!Johnson dressed but did not play in Cardiff City’s 0-0 tie vs. Bristol City.


  • Maurice Edu started and played 65 minutes in Rangers’ 2-1 win vs. Kilmarnock on Saturday.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 45 minutes for Rangers.
  • Mike Videira did not dress in Hamilton’s 2-1 win vs. Aberdeen on Saturday.



  • Neven Subotic started, played 90 minutes, drew a yellow card and scored a GOAL in Borussia Dortmund’s stirring 3-3 tie vs. Schalke 04 on Saturday. Subotic’s goal started a three-goal comeback for Dortmund. 
  • Michael Bradley dressed but did not play in BorussiaIMoenchengladbach’s 5-1 loss to Hannover 96 on Sunday.
  • Steve Cherundolo did not dress for Hannover 96.
  • Brian Arguez did not dress in Hertha Berlin’s 2-2 tie vs. VFL Wolfsburg on Saturday.


  • Heath Pearce came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 2-2 tie vs. Mainz 05 on Sunday. Rostock came back from two goals down with goals in the 81st and 84th minute.
  • David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made one save in TUS Koblenz’s 4-3 loss to SpVgg Gruether Fuerth on Sunday.
  • Matt Taylor did not dress for TUS Koblenz.
  • Grover Gibson started and played 33 minutes in Ahlen’s 3-1 win vs. Oberhausen on Friday.
  • Gregg Berhalter and 1860 Munich play on Monday.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 4-1 win vs. St. Pauli on Friday.


  • Jozy Altiore came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Villarreal’s 1-0 win vs. Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
  • Giuseppe Rossi did not dress for Villarreal. He missed the match with an ankle injury.



  • Danny Szetela started and played 90 minutes in Brescia’s 1-1 tie vs. Bari on Saturday.



  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes’ 1-1 tie vs. Le Havre on Saturday.
  • Freddy Adu came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Monaco’s 2-0 win vs. Lorient on Saturday.
  • Andrew Jacobson did not dress for Lorient.


  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes’ 2-1 loss to Clermont on Friday.


  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 2-0 win vs. KV Kortrijk on Satuday.


  • Danny Califf did not play in FC Midtjylland’s 3-1 win vs. Ejsberg on Sunday.
  • Jeremiah White came off the bench, played 21 minutes and scored a GOAL in AGF Aarhus’ 2-0 win vs. AaB on Saturday.
  • Benny Feilhaber did not play for AGF Aarhus.
  • Lee Nguyen did not play in Randers’ 1-1 tie vs. AC Horsens on Sunday.



  • Troy Perkins and Valarenga play on Monday.


  • Adin Brown did not play in Aalesunds’ 2-1 loss to Ham-Kam on Sunday. He is out for the season with an injury.
  • Clarence Goodson did not dress in IK Start’s 3-2 win vs. Nybergsund on Sunday.
  • Joe Lapira started and played 76 minutes for Nybergsund.
  • Kyle Veris did not dress in Hodd’s 6-1 loss to Bryne on Sunday.
  • Jay Needham dressed but did not play in Alta’s 2-1 loss to Sogndal on Sunday,
  • Cam Weaver started, played 68 minutes and drew a yellow card in Haugesund’s 1-1 tie vs. Sandefjord on Sunday.


  • Charlie Davies started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Hammarby’s 2-1 loss to Kalmar on Sunday.


  • Jose Francisco Torres started, played 75 minutes and drew a yellow card in Pachuca’s 5-2 win vs. Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday.
  • Jesus Padilla{dressed but did not play for Chivas de Guadalajara.
  • Marco Vidal came off the bench and played 37 minutes Indios de Ciudad de Juarez’s 2-1 loss to Chiapas on Saturday.
  • Daniel Hernandez did not dress for Chiapas.
  • Michael Orozco did not dress in San Luis’ 2-1 loss to Club America 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.

Share your thoughts on how the Americans Abroad did this past weekend in the comments section below.

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