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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. From soccernet:

    Goal! Everton 2, Sunderland 0. Landon Donovan (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tim Cahill with a headed pass.

  2. It looked good. Great interplay w/Cahill, who set him up very well. Very calm, smooth finish by Donovan. Bit of a deflection off the defender.

  3. has a working one. DO NOT post the link here. just search for it. You’ll see it if you are halfway intelligent and have a basic understanding of the internet. DO NOT POST THE LINK HERE.

  4. Landy getting the start with Pienaar, Cahill AND Osman in as well. That’s a scenario I’d have guaranteed he’s be on the bench.

    I imagine he’ll be more of a withdrawn striker, hopefully he’ll get some good opportunities. This is all contingent on ESPNSoccernet’s lineup being correct…

  5. Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley remain on the bench due to injury. Landon Donovan starts alongside Luis Saha in 4-4-2 formation. Jonathan Spector impressed at LB against Portsmouth.

  6. Are there Lactics and Rover fans? (Just kidding)

    That Chelsea Brimmingham game will be a good one though.

    And afternoon nap? lol. Who am I kidding I’m a grad student I don’t get up before 1030 am.

  7. We can’t be sure that Edu is being left out simply because he’s not good enough. He might have been brought back into the season a bit too early and some R&R might do him a bit of good physically and mentally. Walter Smith knows that Edu’s fitness and athleticism accounts for a good portion of his game so if they’re both at 100%, or close to it, he’ll be of true benefit to Rangers. If not, he’s not getting out there.

  8. Of the 5 matches in England today, FSC is showing numbers 4 and 5 on my “want to see” list. FSC, thanks for playing the Wigan v. Blackburn match! That will be playing during my afternoon nap. No, I’m sorry, that match will be the cause of my afternoon nap.

    No offense to fans of the Latics or Rovers.


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