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GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 1-1 tie with Middlesbrough
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 2-0 victory at Arsenal
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Reading's 2-0 victory at Sheffield United
DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 2-1 victory over Monaco
Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Standard Liege's 1-1 tie at Lokeren
Danny Califf 90 in Midtjylland's 3-0 loss to Copenhagen
Michael Orozco 90 in San Luis's 1-0 loss at Toluca
Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 2-1 loss at Barnsley
Neven Subotic 90 (two goals) in Dortmund's 4-0 win over Frankfurt
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 1-1 tie with Bochum
Gregg Berhalter 90 in 1860 Munich's 1-0 loss at Augsburg
MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 88 in Fulham's 2-1 win over Spurs
DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu did not play in Rangers' 2-1 win over St. Mirren
Danny Szetela 90 in Brescia's 1-1 tie at Avellino
Michael Bradley 90 (goal) in Moenchengladbach's 2-2 tie with Bayern Munich
Jose Francisco Torres did not play in Pachuca's 1-1 tie with Atlas
FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore did not play in Villarreal's 2-2 tie at Malaga
Freddy Adu 21 in Monaco's 2-1 loss at Rennes
Eddie Johnson 90 in Cardiff City's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace
Jeremiah White did not play in Aarhus's 0-0 tie with Sonderjyske

By Steve Goff  |  November 17, 2008; 12:57 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Clint Dempsey 88 in Fulham's 2-1 win over Spurs
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Deuce is rippin it up this year. And Fulham is 10th right now.

Posted by: OWNTF | November 17, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

I think you should put an asterisk after Subotic :-).

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 17, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

*Rossi scored again :)

FYI Joseba Llorente for Villarreal is out for a month, meaning that GFranco and the two Americans are the only healthy forwards (Nihat is still hurting). However, Jozy has played 5 times, and there is supposedly a rule that Jozy can't be loaned to another team in Spain if he plays in 6 games.

Posted by: Reignking | November 17, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

So (without having to really look up a lot of hearsay on other message boards) will Subotic pick the US or Bosnia?

Posted by: Kev29 | November 17, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I've never seen Subotic play. Is he as good as, say... Marcelo Balboa?

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 17, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Deuce is rippin it up this year. And Fulham is 10th right now.

Posted by: OWNTF | November 17, 2008 1:16 PM

I don't know if he's been "ripping it up" - since he's only made 4 starts and scored once - but he is showing Hodgson that he's worth a spot. Clint's goal as a sub at Portsmouth might have changed his and Fulham's season. Hodgson HATES to make changes to his teams, so Clint could be in the starting 11 for awhile now. Hope so.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 17, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Kev29 -- So, what do you think you'll find here? Do you think Neven, his agent or family will respond her? Or, just someone who knows them well enough to tell you? If not, why would the speculation be any better here? (I won actually heard anything....)

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I just wanted someone to tell me - "don't wade into the fray elsewhere, he loves America and is ready to sign on the x"

Or a small recap of all the speculation going on would do. I have not been following Subotic's development.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 17, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Kev29 -- So, what do you think you'll find here? Do you think Neven, his agent or family will respond here? Or, just someone who knows them well enough to tell you? If not, why would the speculation be any better here? (I won't call it hearsay, since no one here has actually heard anything....)

(sorry -- for the double-post -- my edits disappeared...)

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

But, why would you think that anyone here has the slightest idea? Apparently, he wanted to play for Deutschland, but FIFA nixed that. This is the closest thing to a fact that is out there...

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

You'd have to think he's leaning to Serbia -- not Bosnia -- because he's basically European. The major considerations would have to be travel for CONCACAF games, plus the lack of quality competition and the lack of respect in Europe for the USA team.

On the other hand, with the USA, he'd be virtually guaranteed a starting spot, and with a team that will appear in every World Cup. He did want to play for the USA at lower levels, but was inexplicably passed over. How that affects his decision is anybody's guess.

Though he was born in Bosnia, his parents are Serb -- it's assumed he won't play for Bosnia -- both because it's not his ethnic heritage (that's a big deal in the Balkans) and because Bosnia isn't seen to be as good as Serbia -- at least, not historically.

That's your recap...

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

OK, my question was an attempt fairly lighthearted conversation amongst commentators that also might have offered fairly lighthearted conversations in reply. You could have not participated in that by, well, not participating in that.

I'm reading a good profile by Mike Woitalla now anyway. Thanks for your love and support.

Posted by: Kev29 | November 17, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

That's your recap...

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 2:36 PM

Thanks!

Posted by: Kev29 | November 17, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

To be clear -- he has been capped by the USA at lower levels -- so he was ruled ineligible for Germany. But, Rongen left him off the U-20 World Cup team...Supposedly, there are hard feelings left from that slight.

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Can we get Christian Gomez back?

Posted by: DadRyan | November 17, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure the Rapids would be happy to deal him, for a song...

Posted by: fischy | November 17, 2008 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Hum...Boca continues to play left back and do a nice job....maybe he could solve the last back problem?

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 17, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of left back problems (Beckster) Heath Pearce was red-carded tonight and his team lost 6-0 at K-town. Sooo,he's available...(:-)

Posted by: bechtoldpk | November 17, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Gomez is out of shape and doesn't care anymore. Why would we want him back? To add yet another mid-30s expensive player? Yeah, that makes sense.

Posted by: alecw81 | November 17, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Goff, you left out Convey -- did he renounce his citizenship? or is he so far down on Reading's bench that you can see him only with the Hubble telescope?

Posted by: griffin1108 | November 17, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

No one ever gets my jokes.
MY Guess:
Subotic is to the US as Gomito is to DC United... Get it yet?
They're gone, let's go ahead and get over it.
Then again, maybe NS will change his mind now that the US has CHANGED...

I'm wondering about Boyzz and Janicki. Don't the protection lists have to be submitted in less than ten days? Any NEWS on the United front on that matter?

Posted by: DadRyan | November 17, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

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