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Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-1 loss to Manchester City
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-1 tie at Bolton
Troy Perkins 90 in Valerenga's 2-2 tie at Odd Grenland
Brad Guzan in 18 but didn't play in Aston Villa's tie tie at Bolton
Luis Robles in 18 but didn't play in Kaiserslautern's 1-0 win over Wehen
Marcus Hahnemann and Reading at Norwich on Monday
Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 3-2 win at Coventry City
Zak Whitbread 90 in Millwall's 2-1 win over Leyton Orient
Michael Orozco 77 in San Luis' 1-1 tie with Necaxa
Jonathan Spector in 18 but didn't play in West Ham's 1-0 loss to Chelsea
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 1-0 loss at Aarhus
Clarence Goodson 90 in Start's 3-1 win over Tromso
Hunter Freeman (injured) not in 18 for Start's 3-1 win over Tromso
Oguchi Onyewu not in 18 for Standard Liege's 4-1 win over Mechelen
Steve Cherundolo (injured) not in 18 for Hanover's 2-1 win over Cologne
Frank Simek not in 18 for Sheffield Wednesday's 1-1 tie at Bristol City
Danny Califf and Midtjylland vs. Sonderjyske
Heath Pearce and Hansa Rostock at Osnabruck on Monday

Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 1-0 win over Stoke City
Michael Bradley 69 in Moenchengladbach's 1-1 tie with Bielefeld
Maurice Edu 90 in Glasgow Rangers' 3-0 Scottish Cup win over St. Mirren
Jose Francisco Torres first 45 in Pachuca's 3-0 win over Cruz Azul
Jeremiah White 70 in Aarhus' 1-0 win over Nordsjaelland
Benny Feilhaber 20 in Aarhus' 1-0 win over Nordsjaelland
DaMarcus Beasley not in 18 for Rangers' 3-0 Scottish Cup win over St. Mirren
Sal Zizzo not in 18 for Hanover's 2-1 win over Cologne
Danny Szetela not in 18 for Brescia's 0-0 tie with Mantova
Eddie Johnson 14 in Cardiff City's 3-0 loss to Ipswich Town
Mike Grella 10 in Leeds' 1-0 win at Hartlepool
Matt Taylor last 45 in Koblenz's 2-0 loss to Aachen
Freddy Adu in 18 but didn't play in Monaco's 1-0 win at Le Mans
Marcus Tracy entered in 70th, left in 84th of Aalborg's 2-1 loss to Randers
Jozy Altidore (injured) not in 18 for Xerez's 2-0 win over Sevilla Atletico
Jemal Johnson not in 18 for MK Dons' 1-0 loss to Walsall

By Steve Goff  |  April 26, 2009; 8:35 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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It wasn't all that long ago when this list wouldn't have gone beyond the fingers of one hand -- and those would have been on second and third division teams.

Back from LA... tired, jet-lagged and, hopefully, Swine-flu free.

Posted by: joedoc1 | April 26, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

We need a good world cup. Some doors just can't be unlocked until your homeland is a respected soccer nation.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | April 26, 2009 9:17 PM | Report abuse

SG: This is the third time in a row that you report -wrongly- about Sal Zizzo; he did play 90 minutes in Hannover's win at Halle--their first defeat of the season in Regionalliga Nord.He is NOT on the Bundesliga team but called up occasionally, playing really well.
Also, it looks as though Maurice Edu has cracked the line-up at Rangers for good.
Great job, otherwise!Thanks.

Posted by: bechtoldpk | April 27, 2009 7:41 AM | Report abuse

It is extremely discouraging to see Simek and Spector not playing. I can understand if Spector was not used because he is coming off of injury, but Simek is consistently benched. We have had a serious problem at left back on the national team since I can remember (post 1994 World Cup) and I don't think Beasley is the solution especially since he is not playing regularly either.

Posted by: no_recess | April 27, 2009 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Goff, you left off Marco Vidal from Indios de Ciudad Juarez again. He played 90 minutes again as Indios picked up an important 2-0 win on the road at Puebla (featuring former Dallas Burn Honduran-American Ramon Nunez).

The points from the win nudge Indios ahead of Necaxa in the dreaded and complex relegation table. (In Mexico, one team gets relegated after each Spring season and it's based on their average points per game over the last 3 years. Recently promoted teams like Indios have fewer games in Primera so their ppg average can fluctuate a lot more than "old" teams like Necaxa).

No one wants to be the last team on this list when the season ends in 2 weeks:

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | April 27, 2009 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Freddy made the 18....

At this rate, he could be playing a couple of years. Or, not.

With all the DCU excitement -- worth noting (as FSC reported) that DCU alum Ryan Nelson had a heckuva game for Blackburn, including his first ever Premier League goal. Not an American Abroad, but still....

Posted by: fischy | April 27, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

How does Tracy leave after only 14 minutes? Was he injured, red carded, or did he just play that badly?

Posted by: fischy | April 27, 2009 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Carlos Bocanegra? Looks like he played the full 90 for Rennes in the Coupe de France semifinal midweek.

Posted by: davidsyen | April 27, 2009 8:41 PM | Report abuse

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