By FRANCO PANIZO
Benny Feilhaber is on fire.
Just three days after scoring his second career goal at the club level, Feilhaber netted a hat-trick in AGF Aarhus' 6-3 overtime victory against Skive in the fourth round of the Danish Cup on Wednesday. Feilhaber converted two penalty kicks and scored from the run of play to record a rare American hat-trick performance in Europe.
Feilhaber wasn't the only American in action on Wednesday. Several players had games, including Ricardo Clark, who came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen. Clark's cameo was his second appearance of the season.
Here is how the Americans Abroad fared Wednesday:
- Brad Friedel dressed but did not play in Aston Villa's 3-1 win vs. Blackburn Rovers.
- Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made eight saves for Aston Villa.
- Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes for Aston Villa.
CIS INSURANCE CUP
- Dominic Cervi dressed but did not play in Celtic's 6-0 win vs. Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
- Oguchi Onyewu did not dress in AC Milan's 1-1 draw vs. Lazio.
- Michael Bradley started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach's 2-1 loss vs. St. Pauli.
- Jermaine Jones started and played 90 minutes in Schalke 04's 2-1 win vs. SC Freiburg.
- Ricardo Clark came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 loss vs. Bayer Leverkusen.
- Daniel Williams dressed but did not play in SC Freiburg's 2-1 loss vs. Schalke 04.
- Kenny Cooper did not dress in TSV 1860 Munich's 0-0 draw vs. FC Erzgebirge Aue. He is recovering from an ankle injury.
- David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made one save in MSV Duisburg's 1-0 win vs. FC Augsburg.
- Amaechi Igwe did not dress in FC Ingolstadt 04's 3-0 win vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf. He is recovering from a knee injury.
COUPE DE LA LIGUE
- Carlos Bocanegra dressed but did not play in St Etienne's 2-0 win vs. Nice.
- Charlie Davies did not dress in Sochaux's 2-0 loss vs. Bastia.
- Sacha Kljestan did not dress in RSC Anderlecht's 1-1 draw vs. Lierse
EKSTRA BLADET CUP
- Marcus Tracy did not play in Aalborg BK's 1-0 win vs. Naestved FC. He is recovering from a knee injury.
- Chris Rolfe did not play for Aalborg BK. He is recovering from a hamstring injury.
- Benny Feilhaber started, played 120 minutes and scored three GOALS (two penalty kicks) in AGF Aarhus' 6-3 overtime win vs. Skive.
- Alejandro Bedoya did not dress in Orebro SK's 3-1 win vs. Gefle IF. He was suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
- Ryan Miller started and played 90 minutes in Halmstads BK's 1-1 draw vs. GAIS.
What do you think of these performances? Should Feilhaber start in the upcoming U.S. national team friendlies? If so, where? Do you think Clark is starting to establish himself with Eintracht Frankfurt?
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