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Americans Abroad

Several European clubs that employ Americans were in action Tuesday:

Brad Friedel 90 minutes in Aston Villa's 1-0 win at Portsmouth
Marcus Hahnemann not in the 18 for Reading's 1-0 win over Wolves
Gregg Berhalter 90 in 1860 Munich's 3-1 German Cup loss at Hamburg
Jay DeMerit did not play in Watford's 3-0 win over Burnley
Frank Simek not in the 18 for Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Nottingham Forest
Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 1-0 loss at Sunderland
Danny Szetela 7 in Brescia's 0-0 tie at Sassuolo
Bobby Convey not in the 18 for Reading's 1-0 win over Wolves
DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu not in the 18 for Rangers' 3-0 Scottish Cup victory over Falkirk
Landon Donovan 23 in Bayern Munich's 5-1 German Cup win over Stuttgart
Jemal Johnson 90 in DK Dons' 2-1 loss to Leyton Orient

By Steve Goff  |  January 27, 2009; 11:29 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Enough with the Americans abroad! Get to the juicy stuff--Gallardo, Gomez, Veron and Beckham; rumors and details!

Posted by: redskinsux | January 27, 2009 11:35 PM | Report abuse

um okay

gallardo to real maryland
gomez to newell's old boys
veron to kaizer chiefs
beckham to grasshoppers

Posted by: Steve Goff | January 27, 2009 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Ha ha, Goffenheimensturn, burning the midnight oil!!

Tasteful response.

The whirlwinds of rumor run rampant through the wintry waves of Washington.

Posted by: delantero | January 28, 2009 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Ah, Brucey Bruce, we love ya . .


Bruce Arena on Beckham's situation

“I’ll say what we’ve said all along: we have two players out on loan agreements. Those loans end March 8th,” he said emphatically. The other player out on loan is last season’s MLS top goalscorer Landon Donovan, who is with Bayern Munich in Germany. “We’ve never stated anything otherwise, and I’m not sure if it’s appropriate for club officials at the biggest clubs in the world to be making comments without having contact with us.""

Posted by: delantero | January 28, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

I think whirlwinds blow or spin, not run. If Gallardo goes to Real Maryland, does that mean he might earn promotion to Colorado?

Posted by: fischy | January 28, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

""The whirlwinds of rumor run rampant through the wintry waves of Washington.""

Now try saying that with an Elmer Fudd voice.

Posted by: delantero | January 28, 2009 12:09 AM | Report abuse

W/ Rossi's injury, Jozy will be named to the CL squad.

Posted by: Reignking | January 28, 2009 12:12 AM | Report abuse

this is great.

Posted by: redskinsux | January 28, 2009 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Rossi's hurt? What I said in an earlier thread about a curse on those who've spurned Uncle Sam? It's twue. It's twue.

Ibisevic and Rossi? Castillo and Subotic better be very careful.

Posted by: fischy | January 28, 2009 12:15 AM | Report abuse

You forgot Arshavin to St. Patrick's of the Irish league

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 28, 2009 12:17 AM | Report abuse

Where's Cristiano Ronaldo headed? Dubai?

Posted by: fischy | January 28, 2009 12:41 AM | Report abuse

When/how did Ibisevic spurn Uncle Sam?

Posted by: Wendell_Gee | January 28, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Any news on the US World Cup bid? I think the deadline is Monday.

Posted by: addick | January 28, 2009 2:22 AM | Report abuse

Edu and Beasley didn't dress for Rangers.

Posted by: Beckster1 | January 28, 2009 7:06 AM | Report abuse

53 days to the first match!

Posted by: Curious99 | January 28, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, Godin injured Rossi's left ankle during practice. With friends like that...Rossi is out for the Depor match this weekend, so with Nihat out, Jozy at least makes the squad.

Posted by: Reignking | January 28, 2009 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Beckham raises doubts over return to LA Galaxy

MILAN (Reuters) - David Beckham has said he is having doubts about returning to Los Angeles Galaxy after making a strong start to his two-month loan stint at Italian club AC Milan. "Playing here is every footballer's dream," Beckham told Italian paper Corriere della Sera on Wednesday when asked if he would go back to the United States in March.

Posted by: joedoc1 | January 28, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Several years ago -- when he decided to play for Bosnia instead of seeing if he might be made eligible to play for the USA. I didn't claim that the USSF was pursuing him -- there wasn't an offer to spurn. It was more a spurning of potentiality. Sheesh. Everybody's a lawyer....

Posted by: fischy | January 28, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Wonder if any of Beckham's claims that he didn't always play his hardest in MLS will cause him to forfeit some profit sharing?

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | January 28, 2009 8:55 AM | Report abuse

"a spurning of potentiality"

This phrase is destined to enter the soccer vernacular.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 28, 2009 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Beckham to Real Maryland and later picked up by the Rapids and traded to DC for a second round draft pick while Colorado continues to pay 85% of his salary?

Posted by: sitruc | January 28, 2009 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I don't follow Reading closely, but is Convey still injured? That dude's been a walking constellation of injuries. If he's just on the outs, what are the odds he'll return to MLS for playing time?

Posted by: DrBeaker | January 28, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

A bit OT, but there will be a football-oriented film showing at the Landmark at 11th and E tonight, sponsored by the Goethe-Institut:

Posted by: universityandpark | January 28, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

If that phrase doesn't enter the sport's vernacular, it in and of itself would be a spurning of potentiality

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | January 28, 2009 10:06 AM | Report abuse

Putting on my USMNT fan hat, I do hope that Donovan gets a chance to stay in Germany. His confidence must be sky-high right now. Even though it seems that the best he can hope for once the German season gets going again is super sub and cup minutes, its got to feel good for him to play well at that level. Hopefully that'll translate to confident and high-level during US matches.

I have a feeling, however, that the league isn't going to let their "marquee" team lose its two best (and most famous) players in the course of one off-season. If Beckham makes his grand return to Europe - and if anybody has the clout to demand something like that in MLS, its Beckham - then Donovan's coming back to LA. He might be pissed about it, but it'll happen.

Posted by: MattinSW | January 28, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Edu and Beasley added -- thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: Steve Goff | January 28, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

On the Convey question, Yanks Abroad posted this today:

Posted by: mcvail1 | January 28, 2009 11:01 AM | Report abuse

On the Convey question, Yanks Abroad posted this today:

Maybe the reason everyone thinks Convey is injured all the time because that's what is issued by Reading. See this from last week:,,10306~1527682,00.html

Posted by: Beckster1 | January 28, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

DK Dons?

Dilton Keynes? :-)

Posted by: Kev29 | January 28, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

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