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Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 3-2 win at Everton
Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 3-2 loss to Aston Villa
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Reading's 1-0 win at Barnsley
Luis Robles 90 minutes in Kaiserslautern's 0-0 tie at Duisburg

Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Standard Liege's 2-1 loss to Zulte-Waregem
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 1-1 tie at Caen
Neven Subotic 90 in Borussia Dortmund's 0-0 tie at Bielefeld
Frank Simek 90 in Sheffield Wednesday's 1-1 tie at Southampton
Gregg Berhalter 90 in 1860 Munich's 2-0 loss at Aachen
Danny Califf 79 in Midtjylland's 1-1 tie at Sonderjyske
Jay DeMerit (groin) not in 18 for Watford's 3-2 loss at Birmingham
Steve Cherundolo (injury) not in 18 in Hanover's 2-1 loss at Wolfsburg
Heath Pearce and Hansa Rostock today at Nuremburg

Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 1-1 tie with Manchester City
DaMarcus Beasley 79 in Rangers' 7-1 win over Hamilton
Michael Bradley 27 in Moenchengladbach's 3-1 loss to Leverkusen
Danny Szetela not in the 18 for Brescia's 1-0 win over Albinoleffe
Maurice Edu did not play in Rangers' 7-1 win over Hamilton

Jozy Altidore 90 in Villarreal's 3-3 tie with Getafe
Matt Taylor 90 in Koblenz's 3-2 loss at St. Pauli
Freddy Adu 9 minutes in Monaco's 1-1 tie with Sochaux
Eddie Johnson not in the 18 for Cardiff's 2-0 win over Preston
Jeremiah White and Aarhus today vs. Nordsjaelland

By Steve Goff  |  December 7, 2008; 11:45 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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I believe EJ was actually injured for this one.

Posted by: Wendell_Gee | December 8, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse


Thanks for the updates on our boys around the globe.

Question: Jozy seems to have found a good spot and is improving his play at Villarreal. But, I'm more than concerned about what's going on with Freddy, Edu, and DaMarcus.

What's going on in France and Scotland and why aren't these guys getting the minutes that many of us would like to see or think they may deserve ( or at least hope they deserve ).

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | December 8, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Good to see a few non-GK, non-D Americans go the full 90 for their clubs. May I use "full 90" or is that elitist soccer speak like "nil." -)

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 8, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Santos' New Mexico-born and raised (but Mexico-capped) Edgar Castillo scored a big goal yesterday in the Mexican semifinals at Toluca. The goal opened the score and ended a record goal-less streak which was over 700 minutes for Toluca's keeper Cristante and his defense. Unfortunately for Santos their lead only lasted about 2 minutes before Toluca scored off short corner kick and then scored another to win 2-1 and face Cruz Azul in the liguilla finals.

The highlight doesn't show the whole sequence but Castillo made a nice run/dribble in from the left flank before the wall pass combo with Luduena:

It's the first goal in the right hand column.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 8, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

What's going on in France and Scotland and why aren't these guys getting the minutes that many of us would like to see or think they may deserve ( or at least hope they deserve ).

The comment I saw on this weekend's 7-1 thrashing of Hamilton was something along the lines of "The ineffective Beasley was substituted after 72 minutes..." (paraphrased, ignore the # of minutes). Being described as ineffective in a game your side won by six goals is less than flattering--Beasley just isn't impressing over there right now.

Posted by: glfrazier | December 8, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Nope I-270 you gotta use the Nike trademarked Total 90 to keep yourself out of my eurosnob book.
I like saying zip. It's more UhhhmeriCan.

Posted by: DadRyan | December 8, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

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