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Americans Abroad: Friedel looks to silence Arsenal



There are a number of Americans in action overseas on Wednesday, but none have the charge that Brad Friedel does: Stop Arsenal.

The Gunners have scored at least two goals in six consecutive Premier League games, including a 3-0 drubbing of Villa Dec. 27., and they're unbeaten in their last nine EPL matches (seven wins, two draws).

With a win, the Villains could get right back in the hunt for a Top-4 spot. They currently have 36 points through 21 games. Tottenham, in fourth, have 41 points through 23 matches.

Americans Abroad Wednesday:

  • Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan – Aston Villa vs. Arsenal, 2:45 p.m. EST
  • Landon Donovan and Tim Howard – Everton vs. Sunderland, 3 p.m
  • Frank Simek – Sheffield Wednesday at Scunthorpe, 2:45 p.m.
  • Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley – Rangers at St. Mirren, 2:45 p.m.
  • Dominic Cervi – Celtic vs. Hibernian, 2:45 p.m.

Americans Abroad Tuesday:

  • Marcus Hahnemann – 90 minutes in goal, one save in 0-0 draw for Wolverhampton vs. Liverpool
  • Jonathan Spector – 90 minutes at left back in 1-1 draw for West Ham at Portsmouth
  • Jemal Johnson – 79 minutes at midfield for Stockport County in 1-1 draw vs. Brighton
  • Zak Whitbread – Didn't play, in 18 for Norwich in 2-1 loss at Walsall
  • Mike Grella – Didn't play, in 18 for Leeds 3-0 loss to Swindon Town
  • Ian Joyce – Not in 18 for Southend in 2-0 loss to Millwall


  1. If Spector plays at left back for his club, why does BB only play him on the right? It’s amazing how much he protects Bornstein on the left to the point of not letting anybody body else and challenge and Pierce is not a contender

  2. Love the beating of the chest from Landon on his celebration. Great game, I’d still like to see him play as a left midfielder with Bilyletdinov on the right, but good play overall from Donovan. I think he’s very used to that sort of play happening because of his days with San Jose and the U.S. National team paired next to Brian Ching, which would explain the apparent effortlessness of the goal.

  3. Wayne Rooney!!!! Up yours, Tevez!! What a great year Rooney is having! If you’re not a Manc, you’re a wank, Carlos!!


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