Top Stories

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind


Photo by Francisco Vega/


Most of the big European leagues are still in their preseasons, but that doesn't mean there isn't a portion of the Americans Abroad already in action.

Clarence Goodson began his first full season with Brondby IF by starting and going the distance in the club's 2-2 draw with Aalborg BK. In the match, Goodson went up against compatriot Chris Rolfe, who started and played 71 minutes for Aalborg.

Mikkel Diskerud also saw time this weekend, playing the full 90 minutes in Stabaek IF's 2-1 win versus Rosenborg. The game, which raised Stabaek to sixth place in Tippeligaen, marked Diskerud's 15th start in as many matches this season.

Here is how the Americans Abroad fared this weekend:


Bundesliga 2 

  • Ricardo Clark dressed but did not play in Eintracht Frankfurt's 3-2 win vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth on Friday.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Karlsruher SC's 3-2 win vs. MSV Duisburg on Sunday.
  • Edson Buddle came off the bench and played 14 minutes in FC Ingolstadt 04's 2-0 loss vs. St. Pauli on Saturday.
  • Bobby Wood did not dress in TSV 1860 Munich's 3-1 loss vs. Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday.


  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland's 2-0 loss vs. Odense BK on Saturday.
  • Marcus Tracy did not dress in Aalborg BK's 2-2 draw vs. Brondby IF on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Chris Rolfe started and played 71 minutes for Aalborg BK.
  • Clarence Goodson started and played 90 minutes in Brondby IF's 2-2 draw vs. Aalborg BK on Sunday.


  • Alejandro Bedoya did not dress in Orebro SK's 4-1 loss vs. GAIS on Sunday. He missed the game due to suspension.
  • Ryan Miller started and played 90 minutes in Halmstads BK's 2-1 loss vs. Elfsborg on Sunday.
  • Gale Agbossoumonde dressed but did not play Djurgardens IF's 1-0 win vs. Mjallby on Saturday.


  • Mikkel Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Stabaek IF's 2-1 win vs. Rosenborg on Sunday.
  • Josh Gatt dressed but did not play in Molde FK's 3-1 win vs. Haugesund on Sunday.
  • Sean Cunningham did not dress for Molde FK.


  • Eugene Starikov started and played 74 minutes in Tom Tomsk's 1-0 win vs. Metallurg-Oskol Stary Oskol in the fifth round of the Russian Cup on Sunday.


What do you think of these performances?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I just read Matt Taylor’s wiki page for the first time and I would also agree that it is him writing his own page. Its really funny. He is awful. So is that Gale kid from Florida. Good god there are some really stupid people high up in the game in this country myself being the dumbest of the dumb

  2. How tired is Ives/Franco of writing “Marcus Tracy did not dress in Aalborg BK’s 2-2 draw vs. Brondby IF on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.” I wonder…

  3. At what point in time can we cross him off the list of future Nat teamers? He was awful in the U20 qualifying and gets cut from a Swedish team.

  4. Considering his Wikipedia page has more information than half of the established American players I’d tend to agree with this comment.

  5. Does that whacky agency still own his rights, ie are we in for another headache in him finding a club?

  6. Short. Weak. His great positional awareness can’t make up for his physical flaws at the NT level. He’s not young. The boat has sailed on this very good MLS caliber player.

  7. anyone care to handicap the liklihood we’d see Gatt, Wood or Starikov called up anytime soon for Olympic of Senior men’s sides?

  8. Also worth noting that Djurgarden announced they will not sign Agbossoumonde and he will leave the club at the end of the month.

  9. I’ve never been blown away by Michael Parkhurst’s talent but it would definitely appear as if he’s entrenched himself quite well into his clubs starting 11.

    For all the hype with Tim Ream (some deservedly so, most not), I wouldn’t mind seeing Parkhurst back in the fold.

  10. Matt Taylor time…ZERO SECONDS. (do we have to endure ANOTHER season of this ####?? I think Taylor has now replaced Adu as having the most annoying fans on this site. )


Leave a Comment