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Americans Abroad

Many U.S. players remain on winter break, but before we get to those whose clubs were in action, you should know that MLSer David Beckham played 89 minutes in his AC Milan loan debut , a 2-2 tie at Roma.

GOALKEEPERS
Brad Friedel 90 minutes in Aston Villa's 2-1 win over West Brom
Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-0 victory over Hull City
Marcus Hahnemann not in the 18 for Reading's 4-0 win over Watford
DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 1-0 victory over Grenoble
Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 4-0 loss at Reading
Frank Simek not in the 18 in Sheffield Wednesday's 1-1 tie at Ipswich
Jonathan Spector not in the 18 for West Ham's 2-2 tie at Newcastle
MIDFIELDERS
Bobby Convey not in the 18 for Reading's 4-0 win over Watford
Jose Torres did not play in Pachuca's 3-0 loss to Morelia, but played the whole match in a 3-3 tie (10-9 PKs) with Atlas in Interliga
Clint Dempsey and Fulham postponed (frozen pitch) vs. Blackburn
FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore not in the 18 for Villarreal's 3-3 tie with Valencia
Freddy Adu not in the 18 for Monaco's 2-1 loss to Nantes
Eddie Johnson and Cardiff postponed (frozen pitch) vs. Derby

Any other Americans abroad, particularly in the lower divisions, who should make the list?

By Steve Goff  |  January 12, 2009; 9:03 AM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Comments

Rossi scored!

Posted by: Reignking | January 12, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Donovan.

Posted by: OWNTF | January 12, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

The end of the Pachuca-Atlas game was quite entertaining. With a Libertadores Cup berth at stake Pachuca finished squandering a 3-goal halftime lead when Atlas' Achucarro hit a miracle looping header from the edge of the penalty area that lobbed Calero and just dipped under the crossbar.

The game went straight to PKs. Both teams missed 2 of their first 3 but then started converting and went all the way through the order (10 men per team as Atlas had a player redcarded) before Pachuca finally won 10-9 after 13 rounds. Achucarro, who had scored the late equalizer for Atlas, had both his shots blocked. Calero saved 4 out of 13 and each of his saves was when he guessed/anticipated correctly and dove to his right.

Torres was 9th in Pachuca's PK order but had no problem converting. He played quite a prominent role in Pachuca's offense which often goes through him in his deep-lying midfield role. Kinda like a Reyna/Feilhaber/Pirlo with lots of linking passes and an occasional longer ball to spring an attack.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | January 12, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 12, 2009 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Interesting to see what Becks' said after the match:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/7821989.stm

Any thoughts, Goff? Good or bad for MLS?

Posted by: DCPeruano | January 12, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Bobby Boswell in Turkey?

Posted by: Beckster1 | January 12, 2009 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I think I only tuned in for the first 30 minutes of the Milan/Roma jawn. Beckham didn't do much from what I saw, and the Italian press said he disappeared in the second half... This is newsworthy praise? Yawn. Come back to MLS in March David. The Galaxy is gonna need you.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 12, 2009 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Frank Simek not in the 18 in Sheffield Wednesday's 1-1 tie at Ipswich
Jonathan Spector not in the 18 for West Ham's 2-2 tie at Newcastle
Bobby Convey not in the 18 for Reading's 4-0 win over Watford
Jozy Altidore not in the 18 for Villarreal's 3-3 tie with Valencia
Freddy Adu not in the 18 for Monaco's 2-1 loss to Nantes...

Ouch!

Posted by: Kev29 | January 12, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Looks like not much has actually changed for Adu. Maybe Monaco will schedule more exhibitions, so he can get in the game?

@I-270. Nicely played.

Personally, I think Donovan could handle the CNN side, even with a Bayern reserve team. Reuters might give them more trouble.

Posted by: fischy | January 12, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Yeah! Landon scored for Bayern Muenchen in saudi Arabia (and played well).Coach Peter

Posted by: bechtoldpk | January 12, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Would be good to see some attention given to Jemal Johnson of the League 1 MK Dons. The Dons, who got promoted from League 2 after last season, are poised for another promotion, this time to the Championship, where Demerit, Eddie J, Whitbread, Convey, and Hannemahn ply their trade. Johnson contributed to the promotion last season and has scored four goals in all competitions for the club so far this season. In their 1-1 draw with Colchester this past weekend, Johnson set up the 10-man Dons' tying goal with a well-placed corner....

Posted by: bartapest1 | January 12, 2009 10:58 PM | Report abuse

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