by FRANCO PANIZO
If you were looking for battles between Americans then this weekend is perfect for you.
Up to five different matches pit Americans against each other, including Edgar Castillo and Tigres UANL's tilt against Michael Orozco's San Luis.
A battle of experienced goalkeepers could be on tap as well as Brad Friedel and Aston Villa travel to play Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers in Saturday's early EPL fixture (7:45 et, ESPN2).
Looking for offense vs. defense? Then Monday's Danish match-up may bear watching as midfielders Benny Feilhaber and Jeremiah White go up against Michael Parkhurst.
Here is a rundown of who the Americans Abroad will be playing against this weekend:
Jay DeMerit and Watford play Frank Simek and Sheffield Wednesday. (DeMerit is out injured.)
Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern play Fortuna Dusseldorf.
David Yeldell and TUS Koblenz play SpVgg Greuther Furth.
Freddy Adu and Belenenses play Olhanense.
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro SK play Halmstad.
Marcus Hahnemann and Wolverhampton Wanderers play Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan and Aston Villa.
Jozy Altidore and Hull City play Portsmouth.
Jemal Johnson and Milton Keynes Dons play Southampton.
Jon-Paul Pittman and Wycombe Wanderers play Exeter City.
Ian Joyce and Southend United play Carlisle United.
Zak Whitbread and Millwall play Mike Grella and Leeds United. (Whitbread is out injured)
DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Rangers play Hibernian. (Edu is out injured.)
Michael Bradley and Borussia Moenchengladbach play FC Cologne.
Steve Cherundolo, Sal Zizzo and Hannover 96 play VfB Stuttgart. (Zizzo is out injured.)
Matt Taylor and FSV Frankfurt play Kenny Cooper and TSV 1860 Munich.
Carlos Bocanegra and Stade Rennes play Montpellier.
Edgar Castillo and Tigres UANL play Michael Orozco and San Luis.
Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca play Marco Vidal and Indios de Ciudad Juarez.
Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and IK Start play Tromso.
Troy Perkins and Valerenga play Sandefjord.
Benny Feilhaber, Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus play Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland.
Which Americans Abroad match are you most looking forward to? Which player(s) do you see having a big impact? Who will win the intriguing San Luis-UANL match? Hoping to see Hahnemann vs. Friedel?
Share your thoughts below.
Ives – I suppose that’s true, but maybe consider listing them anyway. Especially after I’ve seen the support they’re showing CD9, they’re becoming a favorite team here for many in US.
Nice! Very nice! 😉
i don’t see him on the field. Fredy is another player. Playing on atdhe
If Adu has changed is name to Fredy, he’s starting. If not, he’s not even in the team.
Freddy not dressed?
P.S. I am going to start a “Bring Freidel Back” movement for the MNT. He has been solid (aside from what he was doing when Drogba hit that 35 yard shot last weekend).
Also Ives, the reply link is broken, at least it won’t work for me.
BIG game for Stade Rennes against 1st place Montpellier.
I hope Freddy gets on the pitch.
Jozy needs to start, one man Hasselink up top is piss poor. Jozy and Hasselink up top together is berry nice.
So Whitbread is healthy again?
I’m baffled Edu is still rehabbing, it feels like he has been rehabbing forever. He was hurt at the end of May, so as of next week it’ll be 5 months. Will we see him before Christmas?
1) How about just listing all of the injured players at the end of a section like this, as we all know that Edu, Jones, Gooch, etc are not available for awhile.
2) Is Beasley’s career officially over? Does he ever even dress? Play with the reserves at least? It’s sad for one of our formerly bright stars to go out like this…
Samuel (Sammy) Ochoa should be included in your list of Yanks Abroad players and updates. He plays for Estudiantes Tecos (formerly known as Tecos UAG) in Mexico’s first division. He has made 4 appearances with the 1st team this season. He played in the 2005 U-20 World Cup with the USA team.
Estudiantes Tecos play Toluca today.
Eric Lichaj will probably be suited up for League Two club Lincoln City. He is on loan there for a month from Aston Villa.
Whitbread is still out injured. There is talk of transfer to Nottingham Forest
Also, how about listing Sochaux?
(SBI-Davies is out for the rest of the year, everybody knows that. No real need to list them.)
Ives, any info on whether Whitbread is still injured? I notice that you do not list him as injured.
He’s got Brazilian roots
and soccer boots,
B-b-b-Benny and the Danes!
Jozy ENTERED the game in the 68th minute Monday.
90-68=22. That would be 22 minutes plus stoppage time, unless you do your subtraction another way?
Why do Benny and the Danes always play on Monday?
Hopefully Pittman can make an impact and score again.
Lots of “____is out injured” kinda sad
Jozy got sixty-eight minutes in the last game. id say thats fair. hopefully he will start this weekend too. but with Boateng in, Hull looks like they will play a lot more defense. cmon Jozy! score baby!
Based upon the limited minutes so many of these guys are seeing lately, this is more like of list of americans whose teams will be playing this weekend.