Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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One of these days, Roy Hodgson just might get the message.

The Fulham manager has shown an unwillingness to use his bench, specifically Clint Dempsey, who has looked good in the brief playing time he has gotten this season. Dempsey came off the bench on Sunday and showed once again why he should be playing more for the struggling Cottagers, scoring the equalizing goal to give Fulham a 1-1 tie vs. Portsmouth.

Dempsey raced into the penalty area in the 87th minute to bury a perfect right-footed volley from close range for his first goal of the EPL season. He pounded his chest and you could read his lips as he yelled what looked to be ‘I’m back.’

Dempsey’s goal was one of several highlights for Americans Abroad this weekend. You had Tim Howard enjoying a strong showing against his former club in Everton’s 1-1 tie vs. Manchester United. You also had Michael Bradley making his second straight start for Borussia Moenchengladbach in a crucial 1-0 victroy against Karlsruhe on Sunday.

One positive moment for Americans Abroad involved a player who didn’t actually play. U.S. national team fullback Frank Simek was in uniform for Sheffield Wednesday, making his first appearance in uniform since last December. He has been sidelined by torn ankle ligaments.

Here is how all the Americans Abroad did in this weekend’s action:

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Everton’s 1-1 tie vs. Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Aston Villa’s 4-0 win vs. Wigan on Sunday.
  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play for Aston Villa.
  • Clint Dempsey came off the bench, played 19 minutes and scored an 87th-minute equalizer in Fulham’s 1-1 tie vs. Portsmouth on Sunday.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress in West Ham’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal on Sunday.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made 11 saves in Reading’s 0-0 tie vs. Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.
  • BobbycConvey did not dress for Reading.
  • Jay DeMerit did not dress in Watford’s 3-2 loss to Wolverhampton on Saturday.
  • Frank Simek dressed but did not play in Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Birmingham on Saturday.
  • Eddie!Johnson dressed but did not play in Cardiff City’s 1-0 win vs. Nottingham Forrest on Saturday.

SCOTLAND

  • DaMarcus Beasley started and played 74 minutes in Rangers’ 3-1 win vs. Hamilton on Saturday.
  • Maurice Edu did not dress for Rangers.
  • Mike Videira did not dress for Hamilton.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

  • Steve Cherundolo started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Hannover 96’s 1-1 tie vs. vs. Werder Bremen on Saturday.
  • Sal Zizzo did not dress for Hannover 96.
  • Michael Bradley started and played 76 minutes in BorussiaIMoenchengladbach’s 1-0 win vs. Karlsruhe on Saturday.
  • Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 tie vs. Hertha Berlin on Sunday.
  • Brian Arguez did not dress for Hertha Berlin.

BUNDESLIGA 2

  • Heath Pearce came off the bench and played 20 minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 0-0 tie vs. FSV Frankfurt on Friday.
  • David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made two saves for TUS Koblenz’s 1-1 tie vs. Nurnberg on Sunday.
  • Matt Taylor started and played 58 minutes for TUS Koblenz.
  • Gregg Berhalter started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in 1860 Munich’s 2-0 win vs VFL Osnabruck on Sunday.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Kaiserslautern’s 2-1 loss to RW Oberhausen on Sunday.
  • Grover Gibson did not dress in Ahlen’s 3-0 loss to SC Freiburg on Friday.

SPAIN

  • Jozy Altidore did not dress in Villarreal’s 4-4 tie vs. Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

ITALY

SERIE B

  • Danny Szetela did not dress in Brescia’s 3-1 win vs. Modena on Saturday.

FRANCE

LIGUE 1

  • Carlos Bocanegra started and played 90 minutes in Rennes’ 2-2 tie vs. Le Mans on Saturday.
  • Freddy Adu dressed but did not play in Monaco’s 0-0 tie vs. Toulouse on Saturday.
  • Andrew Jacobson did not dress in Lorient’s 3-0 win vs. Nantes on Saturday.

LIGUE 2

  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes’ 2-2 tie vs. Guingamp on Friday.

BELGIUM

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 0-0 tie vs. Racing Genk on Sunday.

DENMARK

  • Danny Califf started and played 90 minutes in FC Midtjylland’s 3-0 loss to Brondby on Sunday.
  • Jeremiah White started and played 89 minutes in AGF Aarhus’ 2-1 win vs. Vejle on Saturday.
  • Benny Feilhaber did not play for AGF Aarhus.
  • Lee Nguyen came off the bench and played 37 minutes in Randers’ 2-2 tie vs. AaB on Sunday.
  • Tally Hall and Ejsberg face Sonderjyske on Monday.

NORWAY

FIRST DIVISION

  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valarenga’s 6-2 loss to Stabaek on Sunday.
  • Adin Brown did not play in Aalesunds’ 3-0 loss to Lyn on Sunday. He is out for the season with an injury.

SECOND DIVISION

  • Cam Weaver started, played 90 minutes and scored TWO GOALS in Haugesund’s 4-2 win vs. Sandnes on Saturday.
  • Clarence Goodson came off the bench, played 17 minutes and scored a goal in IK Start’s 3-2 loss to Odd Greenland on Saturday.
  • Kyle Veris started and played 68 minutes for Hodd.
  • Jay Needham started and played 90 minutes in Alta’s 7-2 win vs. Hodd on Saturday.

SWEDEN

  • Charlie Davies started and played 90 minutes in Hammarby’s 1-0 loss to Gefle IF on Sunday.
  • Ryan Raybould did not dress for Gefle IF.
  • Colin Burns, Etche Tabe and Ljunskile faces Malmo on Monday.

MEXICO

  • Jose Francisco Torres started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 1-1 tie vs. Morelia on Saturday.
  • Sonny Guadamara did not dress for Morelia.
  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in San Luis’ 2-0 win vs. Monterrey on Saturday.
  • Marco Vidal did not dress in Indios de Ciudad de Juarez’s 1-1 tie vs. UNAM Pumas on Sunday.
  • Daniel Hernandez started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Chiapas’ 0-0 tie vs. Toluca on Saturday.
  • Jesus Padilla{did not dress in Chivas de Guadalajara’s 2-1 win vs. Club America on Sunday.
  • Sammy Ochoa and Tecos had their match vs. Atlante postponed.

American-born Players Playing for Other Countries

  • Giuseppe Rossi (Italy) started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in Villarreal’s 4-4 tie vs. Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
  • Edgar Castillo (Mexico) started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 2-1 loss to Atlas on Saturday.
  • Joe Lapira (Ireland) started and played 70 minutes Nybergsund’s 1-0 loss to Notodden on Sunday.
  • Brede Hangeland (Norway) started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-1 tie vs. Portsmouth on Sunday.
  • Boaz Myhill (Wales) started, played 90 minutes and made eight savesin Hull City’ 3-0 win vs. West Brom on Sunday.

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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.

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