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GOALKEEPERS
Brad Friedel 90 minutes in Aston Villa's 2-1 loss to Middlesbrough
Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 3-1 win at West Ham
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Reading's 3-0 win over Derby
Troy Perkins 89 in Valerenga's 4-1 win over Stabaek

DEFENDERS
Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 3-1 loss at Swansea
Heath Pearce did not play in Hansa Rostock's 2-2 tie with Osnabruck
Gregg Berhalter 90 in 1860 Munich's 1-0 loss to Oberhausen
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 3-0 win at Saint-Etienne
Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Standard Liege's 3-1 win at Beerschot
Neven Subotic 90 in Dortmund's 2-1 loss at Hamburg
Michael Orozco 90 in San Luis's 2-2 tie with Santos
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 2-1 loss at Cologne
Danny Califf and Midtjylland play Vejle today

MIDFIELDERS
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 2-0 win at Bielefeld
DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu DNP in Rangers' 4-0 win at Kilmarnock
Bobby Convey DNP for Reading against Derby
Danny Szetela DNP in Brescia's 1-0 loss to Piacenza
Jose Francisco Torres 76 in Pachuca's 2-1 loss at Chiapas

FORWARDS
Charlie Davies 90 (two goals) in Hammarby's 5-2 loss at Norrkoping
Clint Dempsey 26 in Fulham's 2-1 win over Newcastle
Jozy Altidore did not play in Villarreal's 2-1 win over Almeria
Freddy Adu did not play in Monaco's 1-0 loss to Lyon
Jeremiah White 62 in Aarhus's 1-1 tie at Horsens
Eddie Johnson 72 in Cardiff City's 1-0 loss at QPR

By Steve Goff  |  November 10, 2008; 1:03 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team , World  
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Comments

Hopefully, Landon Donovan's name will be on this list starting in January. More importantly, I hope Adu and Altidore start getting some minutes in league games.

Posted by: SSMD1 | November 10, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Why did Perkins only go 89? Injury? Seems odd that you'd sub out a goalkeeper in the last minute of a game.

Posted by: isaac101 | November 10, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

DMB and Edu seem to be getting overlooked at Rangers - what's going on there?

Is Dempsey going to leave Fulham after this season?

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | November 10, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

RE: Perkins - Probably to give the supporters a chance to recognize his contributions in the match.

Posted by: Eric_in_Baltimore | November 10, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, Landon Donovan's name will be on this list starting in January. More importantly, I hope Adu and Altidore start getting some minutes in league games.

Posted by: SSMD1 |
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Haven't followed real closely but it seems Freddy Adu is having a hard time even making the bench.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 10, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Perkins 89? hmm.

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | November 10, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Valerenga's match was the Norwegian Cup final. I think the change was partially made to recognize the backup keeper who has been with the club since 1995.

Posted by: scottmsg | November 10, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

UUURRRRRRs!

* obligatory for all QPR references :-)

Posted by: Kev29 | November 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Re: Perkins leaving in the 89th minute. I read a post in the Yanks Abroad site saying that it was only to give the fans a chance to applaud his efforts. Cool, if true.

Posted by: b18bolo | November 10, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SportzNut21 | November 10, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

perkins exiting the game in the 89th minute was two-fold. One was to give him recognition for being selected player of the year by the club and the Klanen(VIF)
supporters group. The other was to recognize the long-time backup.

Posted by: soccerfan | November 10, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

So Perkins just won the Norwegian cup? Is Goff gonna do a paragraph on this? I get sick of googling.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | November 10, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Luis Robles continues to be the stand-in keeper for Kaiserslautern going 90 minutes in a 4-2 loss to SV Wehen Wiesbaden. He'll be the keeper for a few months as Tobias Sipple is recovering from a broken forearm.

Posted by: MichaelVann7 | November 10, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Too bad the MNT can't just field a team of goal keepers and defenders because they are the only ones getting playing time!!!

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 10, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Too bad the MNT can't just field a team of goal keepers and defenders because they are the only ones getting playing time!!!

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 10, 2008 6:53 PM
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Noticed the same thing. Heaven help us produce midfielders, especially attacking midfielders. How many real attacking midfielders do we have? Neither Donovan or Mathis are natural attackers. Ramos and Reyna? This has to be our weakest position.

Posted by: bdwooton | November 10, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Donovan isn't a natural attacker?

Really?

Wow...

I guess that's why he just never seems to score...

Oh what's that?

He's scored 37 goals with the Nats?

Oh...

Posted by: alecw81 | November 10, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Shhh. Don't let facts get in the way of opinions. Besides, if we started with facts, we'd have to mention that Bradley went 90 in a Bundesliga game. Or that Davies went 90 and scored twice. Or that Torres played most of the game in Chiapas, and the same for White. Or that Dempsey did play 26 minutes in an EPL game. Or...etc.

It's not exactly news that the US is still struggling to produce strong attacking players, but if I had to weigh the relative abilities of our defenders and attackers, I'd go with the attackers.

Posted by: fischy | November 11, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

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