Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Jozy Altidore’s best birthday present came five days early, in the form of his first goal in Europe. Altidore came on as a 90th minute sub and promptly scored just seconds later in Villarreal’s 4-1 win vs. Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

The landmark goal, which came just days before Altidore’s 19th birthday, was just one of several highlights for Americans Abroad this weekend. Jeremiah White and Clarence Goodson both scored game-winning goals while Tim Howard posted a shutout for Everton against Clint Dempsey’s Fulham in other key highlights among Americans Abroad.

It wasn’t all good news. Freddy Adu failed to make the bench for Monaco, Michael Bradley started out on the bench for Borussia Moenchengladbach and Dempsey was given two minutes of playing time by Fulham manager Roy Hodgson, who is quickly becoming the most hated European club manager among American soccer fans.

Here is a rundown of how Americans Abroad did this past weekend:

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Everton’s 1-0 win vs. Fulham on Saturday.
  • Clint Dempsey came off the bench, played two minutes for Fulham.
  • Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa play Newcastle United on Monday.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress in West Ham’s 1-1 tie vs. Middlesbrough on Saturday.

COCA COLA CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made seven saves in Reading’s 4-1 win vs. Bristol City on Saturday.
  • BobbycConvey did not dress for Reading.
  • Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 4-3 loss to Blackpool on Saturday.
  • Frank Simek did not dress in Sheffield Wednesday’s 1-1 tie vs. Crystal Palace on Saturday.
  • Eddie!Johnson came off the bench and played 35 minutes in Cardiff City’s 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton on Saturday.

SCOTLAND

  • DaMarcus Beasley came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Rangers’ 5-0 win vs. Inverness CT on Saturday.
  • Maurice Edu dressed but did not play for Rangers.
  • Mike Videira did not dress in Hamilton’s 2-0 loss to Motherwell on Saturday.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

  • Steve Cherundolo started and played 90 minutes in Hannover 96’s 3-0 win vs. Hamburg on Saturday.
  • Sal Zizzo did not dress for Hannover 96.
  • Michael Bradley came off the bench and played 34 minutes in BorussiaIMoenchengladbach’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
  • Neven Subotic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 tie vs. VFL Bochum on Sunday.
  • Brian Arguez did not dress in Hertha Berlin’s 5-1 loss to Werder Bremen on Saturday.

BUNDESLIGA 2

  • Heath Pearce came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Hansa Rostock’s 1-0 loss to RW Oberhausen on Sunday.
  • David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made one save in TUS Koblenz’s 1-1 tie vs. Duisberg on Sunday.
  • Matt Taylor started and played 72 minutes for TUS Koblenz.
  • Gregg Berhalter and 1860 Munich face Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern Monday.
  • Grover Gibson came off the bench and played eight minutes in Ahlen’s 2-0 loss to Mainz 05 on Sunday.

SPAIN

  • Jozy Altidore came off the bench, played one minute, and scored his first La Liga GOAL in Villarreal’s 4-1 win vs. Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

ITALY

SERIE B

  • Danny Szetela and Brescia face Livorno on Monday.

FRANCE

LIGUE 1

  • Carlos Bocanegra started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Rennes’ 1-0 win vs. Sochaux on Sunday.
  • Freddy Adu did not dress in Monaco’s 3-2 win vs. Le Havre on Sunday.
  • Andrew Jacobson did not dress in Lorient’s 1-1 tie vs. Grenoble on Saturday.

LIGUE 2

  • Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in Troyes’ 1-1 tie vs. SC Amiens on Friday.

BELGIUM

  • Oguchi Onyewu started and played 90 minutes in Standard Liege’s 2-1 loss to Royal Charleroi SC on Friday.

DENMARK

  • Jeremiah White started, played 81 minutes and scored the game-winning GOAL in AGF Aarhus’ 2-1 win vs. FC Midtjylland on Sunday.
  • Danny Califf did not dress for FC Midtjylland.
  • Benny Feilhaber did not play for AGF Aarhus.
  • Lee Nguyen came off the bench and played seven minutes in Randers’ 4-1 win vs. Sonderjyske on Sunday.
  • Tally Hall dressed but did not play in Ejsberg’s 1-1 tie vs. FC Nordsjaelland on Sunday.

NORWAY

FIRST DIVISION

  • Troy Perkins started and played 90 minutes in Valarenga’s 1-0 loss to SK Brann on Sunday.
  • Adin Brown did not play in Aalesunds’ 3-0 win vs. Lillestrom on Sunday. He is out for the season with an injury.

SECOND DIVISION

  • Cam Weaver did not dress in Haugesund’s 2-2 vs. Moss on Saturday.
  • Clarence Goodson started, played 90 minutes and scored the game-winning GOAL in IK Start’s 1-0 win vs. Notodden on Saturday.
  • Kyle Veris did not dress in Hodd’s 3-0 loss to Sogndal on Saturday.
  • Jay Needham started and played 90 minutes in Alta’s 3-0 loss to Loev-Ham on Saturday.

SWEDEN

  • Charlie Davies and Hammarby face Malmo on Monday.
  • Ryan Raybould did not dress in Gefle IF’s 3-3 tie vs. Trelleborgs FF on Sunday.
  • Colin Burns started and played 90 minutes in Ljunskile’s 3-0 loss to GAIS on Saturday.
  • Etche Tabe dressed but did not play for Ljunskile.

MEXICO

  • Jose Francisco Torres started and played 78 minutes in Pachuca’s 2-1 win vs. Cruz Azul on Saturday.
  • Daniel Hernandez started, played 63 minutes and drew a red card in Chiapas’ 5-2 loss to Morelia on Sunday.
  • Sonny Guadamara did not dress for Morelia.
  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in San Luis’ 1-1 tie vs. Necaxa on Saturday.
  • Marco Vidal did not dress in Indios de Ciudad de Juarez’s 1-0 win vs. Puebla on Saturday.
  • Jesus Padilla{did not dress in Chivas de Guadalajara’s 1-1 tie vs. UNAM Pumas.
  • Sammy Ochoa did not dress in Tecos’ 3-1 loss to Club America on Friday.

American-born Players Playing for Other Countries

  • Giuseppe Rossi (Italy) started, played 63 minutes and scored a GOAL in Villarreal’s 4-1 win vs. Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.
  • Edgar Castillo (Mexico) started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 1-1 tie vs. Tigres on Sunday.
  • Joe Lapira (Ireland) started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Nybergsund’s 2-0 win vs. Sandness on Saturday.
  • Brede Hangeland (Norway) started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Everton on Saturday.
  • Boaz Myhill (Wales) started, played 90 minutes and made five saves in Hull City’ 4-3 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

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