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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. I’d say they are pretty much right. Jozy doesn’t have the class at this moment to play in a league as big as the one he’s in.

  2. You obviously haven’t watched the last two games where Neville bypassed Donovan throughout the game by crossing or dumping over his head to nobody in particular….

  3. First of all, Everton is actually a real team without Landon. Second, Landon is the all-time leading goal scorer for the United States, while Jozy is just a kid getting his first real taste of soccer.

    To write Jozy off because he’s yet to score a goal in his first handful of games as a kid playing in arguably the best league in the world is pushing it just a bit.

  4. iraqgoals changed it’s feed for the Everton match, the last 15min of the 1st half came in great. They are about to show 1st half highlights… check it out.

  5. Good call JSmiley! You made the same comment in another thread much earlier in the day, so I had to find you and give you props…..and ask for today’s winning lottery numbers.

  6. From BBC – our old friend Neville the worthless… What do you want to imagine happens with the cross…

    # 31:28 Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by George McCartney results in a free kick. Phil Neville takes the free kick.
    # 30:47 Phil Neville produces a cross, clearance by Lorik Cana.
    # 29:12 Phil Neville sends in a cross, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

  7. and yes, landy played it quite cool and collected off his chest right down to his left foot and put it in first touch w/ his left foot. Great goal.

  8. “he’s fit right in at everton, hasn’t he? Looks like an everton player, plays like an everton player, has that work ethic of an everton player”

    -skysports2 commentator

  9. From Yahoo:

    Two nil! Landon Donavan gets the goal! Lovely goal from Everton. Baines plays a big diagonal to Cahill who nods the ball into the on rushing Donavan. The American controls it on his chest and finishes neatly first time. His first goal for the club!

  10. From BBC Live Text: Everton goal: Those poor Black Cats. Tim Cahill gets up highest again to win a header and flick it on to Landon Donovan, who keeps his cool to lash left-footed past Craig Gordon.


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