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CONCACAF Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Kenwyne Jones (AFP) 


What a week for Trinidad & Tobago's Kenwyne Jones. The Sunderland forward scored twice in a span of two minutes to lead his club to a 4-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

His Trinidadian teammates had mixed weekends. Carlos Edwards participated in Sunderland's impressive demolition as a second half sub while Dwight Yorke did not get an opportunity to showcase his skills.

Mexican fans don't have many positives to talk about this week as their Euro-based contingent struggled individually and collectively. Only Hector Moreno and Rafael Marquez participated in victories, with Moreno being subbed off after only 20 minutes of action. Onn the other hand, Marquez was defensive stalwart for Barcelona as he aided them in preserving their dominating shutout victory in 'El Clasico' vs Real Madrid.

The other tandem of Mexican defenders in Europe, Carlos Salcido and Ricardo Osorio, both went the full 90 for their respective sides while both sides settled for draws. On the offensive side of things, Costa Rican Bryan Ruiz and Jason Scotland of Trinidad and Tobago were the only other players to tally a goal this weekend.

Here's how the other CONCACAF Abroad contingent did this past weekend:


  • Julian de Guzman started and played 64 minutes in Deportivo La Coruna's 3-0 loss vs. Valladolid on Sunday.
  • David Edgar did not dress in Newcastle’s 3-0 win vs. Porsmouth on Sunday.
  • Paul Stalteri did not dress in Tottenham’s 0-0 draw vs. Manchester United on Saturday.
  • Rob Friend started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-1 loss vs. Borussia Dortmund on Friday.
  • Daniel Imhof did not dress in VFL Bochum’s 2-1 loss vs. FC Cologne on Saturday.

  • Kevin McKenna started and played 90 minutes in FC Cologne’s 2-1 win vs. VfL Bochum on Saturday.

  • Nik Ledgerwood dressed but did not play in 1860 Munich’s 1-1 draw vs. Nurnberg on Sunday.

  • David Hoilett started and played 72 minutes in St. Pauli’s 1-0 loss vs. FSV Frankfurt on Friday.

  • Josh Simpson came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Kaiserslautern’s 2-0 win vs. SC Freiburg on Monday.

  • Atiba Hutchinson and FC Copenhagen are on winter break until March.

  • Kenny Stamatopolous and Tromso are currently out of season.

  • Michael D'Agostino did not dress in Blackpool’s 0-0 draw vs. Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

  • Olivier Occean and Lillestrom are currently out of season.

  • Patrice Bernier and FC Nordsjaelland are on winter break until March.

  • Issey Nakajima-Farran and FC Nordsjaelland are on winter break until March.

  • Mike Klukowsi started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Club Brugge’s 4-1 loss vs. Standard Liege on Sunday.

  • Adrian Cann and Esbjerg are on winter break until March.

  • Andrew Ornoch and Esbjerg are on winter break until March.

  • Tam Nsaliwa started and played 90 minutes in AEK Athens’ 1-1 draw vs. Aris Salonika on Sunday.

  • Marcel De Jong started and played 90 minutes in Roda JC’s 1-1 draw vs. ADO Den Haag on Saturday.

  • Richard Hastings started and played 90 minutes in Inverness’ 2-0 loss vs. St. Mirren on Saturday.


  • Gilberto Martinez started and played 90 minutes in Brescia’s 2-0 loss vs. Cittadella on Saturday.

  • Bryan Ruiz started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in KAA Gent’s 1-1 draw vs. KV Kortrijk on Saturday.

  • Randall Azofeifa started and played 90 minutes in KAA Gent’s 1-1 draw vs. KV Kortrijk on Saturday.

  • Alvaro Saborio came off the bench and played 9 minutes in FC Sion Sitten’s 0-0 draw vs. Neuchatel Xamax on Saturday.


  • Jason Roberts came off the bench and played 29 minutes in Blackburn’s 3-0 loss vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday.


  • David Suazo and Benfica were off this week.

  • Maynor Figueroa started and played 90 minutes in Wigan’s 3-0 win vs. Blackburn on Saturday.

  • Wilson Palacios did not dress in Wigan’s Wigan’s 3-0 win vs. Blackburn on Saturday.

  • Julio Cesar Leon started, played 81 minutes and drew a yellow card in Parma’s 2-1 loss vs. Pisa  on Saturday.

  • Edgar Alvarez came off the bench and played 15 minutes in Pisa’s 2-1 win vs. Parma on Saturday.


  • Marlon King started and played 90 minutes in Hull’s 2-2 draw vs. Liverpool on Saturday.

  • Ricardo Fuller started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Stoke’s 0-0 draw vs. Fulham on Saturday.

  • Ricardo Gardner came off the bench and played 37 minutes in Bolton’s 4-2 loss vs. Aston Villa on Saturday.

  • Nyron Nosworthy started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 4-0 win vs. West Bromwich on Saturday.

  • Damion Stewart started and played 90 minutes in Queens Park Rangers’ 1-1 draw vs. Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

  • Jason Euell started and played 90 minutes in Southampton’s 3-2 loss vs. Burnley on Saturday.

  • Claude Davis did not dress in Derby County’s 2-2 draw vs. Charlton on Monday.

  • Deon Burton came off the bench and played 11 minutes in Charlton's 2-2 draw vs. Derby County on Monday.

  • Luton Shelton and Valarenga are currently out of season.

  • Rudolph Austin and SK Brann are currently out of season.


  • Rafael Marquez started, played 90 minutes and drew a yellow card in Barcelona’s 2-0 win vs. Real Madrid on Saturday.

  • Andres Guardado started and played 90 minutes in Deportivo La Coruna’s 3-0 loss vs. Valladolid on Sunday.

  • Omar Bravo came off the bench and played 30 minutes in Deportivo La Coruna's 3-0 loss vs. Valladolid on Sunday.

  • Ricardo Osorio started and played 90 minutes in VFB Stuttgart’s 2-2 draw vs. Bayern Munich on Saturday.

  • Pavel Pardo dressed but did not play in VFB Stuttgart’s 2-2 draw vs. Bayern Munich on Saturday.

  • Carlos Salcido started and played 90 minutes in PSV Eindhoven’s 1-1 draw vs. Vitesse Arnhem on Sunday.

  • Giovani Dos Santos did not dress in Tottenham’s 0-0 draw vs. Manchester United on Saturday. He was out with an ankle sprain.

  • Carlos Vela dressed but did not play in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw vs. Middlesbrough on Saturday.

  • Nery Castillo did not dress in Manchester City’s 1-0 loss vs. Everton on Saturday.

  • Guillermo Franco came off the bench and played 16 minutes in Villarreal’s 1-0 loss vs. Sevilla on Sunday.

  • Hector Moreno started and played 20 minutes in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-0 win vs. Feyenoord Rotterdam on Saturday.

  • Aaron Galindo started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss vs. Hamburg SV on Saturday.

  • Antonio DeNigris did not dress in Ankaraspor’s 2-0 win vs. Denizlispor on Sunday.


  • Kenwyne Jones started, played 90 minutes and scored two GOALS in Sunderland’s 4-0 win vs. West Bromwich on Saturday.

  • Carlos Edwards came off the bench and played 31 minutes in Sunderland’s 4-0 win vs. West Bromwich on Saturday.

  • Dwight Yorke dressed but did not play in Sunderland’s 4-0 win vs. West Bromwich on Saturday.

  • Darryl Roberts started and played 90 minutes in Denizlispor’s 2-0 loss vs. Ankaraspor on Sunday.

  • Stern John did not dress in Southampton’s 3-2 loss vs. Burnley on Saturday.

  • Jason Scotland started, played 75 minutes and scored a GOAL in Swansea City’s 1-1 draw vs. Sheffield United on Saturday.

  • Russell Latapy dressed but did not play in Falkirk’s 2-1 loss vs. Aberdeen on Saturday.


What did you think of this week's results? Happy to see Jones recapture his scoring touch? Impressed with Marquez's performance against Real Madrid? Glad to see Carlos Salcido back in the starting lineup and playing regularly for PSV?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I think the fact that most Mexican players (aside from the youngins) are getting regular minutes is always a positive.

    As for some of their teams not winning their games, well, it’s the way it goes.

    Can’t win’em all.

  2. Is Eric Vernon the guy who played against Grenada on Sunday? If so? Imagine he and Dane burning up and down the wings for the MetroStars next year.

  3. Thanks for doing CONCACAF Abroad. I enjoy seeing how the T&T and Jamaican players are doing. We need more of them in MLS. Which by the way, did anyone else come away impressed by Eric Vernon from Jamaica?


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