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Americans Abroad, Dutch Madness, MLS

*USA defender Jonathan Spector played 120 minutes in West Ham's 3-1 overtime loss at Bolton in the English League Cup. Bolton scored the equalizer in the 86th and then scored early and late in overtime. ... Forward Mike Grella played the final nine minutes as third-tier Leeds provided a scare to Liverpool before falling, 1-0. ... Midfielder Michael Bradley went 90, but Moenchengladbach conceded a late goal and crashed out of the German Cup with a 1-0 loss to Duisburg. ... Goalkeeper David Yelldell played all 120 minutes of Koblenz's 4-2 overtime triumph over Energie Cottbus in the German Cup.

*The wildest match of the day had to be the Dutch Cup clash between second-division Excelsior Rotterdam and third-tier Haaglandia/Sir Winston (bonus points for the club's name!). Excelsior won on penalty kicks, 7-6, after the teams combined for 12 goals through regulation and overtime. Excelsior forced overtime with a late goal and later, after falling behind 6-4, pushed it into penalties with two goals.

*MLS suspended Chivas USA midfielder Marcelo Saragosa an additional game and fined him an extra $500 for his red card against Seattle (a high kick to the head) on Saturday. He will miss this weekend's match with New York and the Oct. 3 game at D.C. United. Houston assistant coach John Spencer received an additional game suspension and a $1,000 fine for being ejected from the recent match against Real Salt Lake, and San Jose Coach Frank Yallop was fined $750 for confronting the officials after the tie with Colorado last Friday.

Enjoy the CONCACAF Champions League matches tonight.....

By Steve Goff  |  September 22, 2009; 6:22 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad , MLS , Netherlands  
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Comments

Can we get a video for that Dutch Awesomeness?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

Excelsior!

Posted by: Reignking | September 22, 2009 7:06 PM | Report abuse

In response to a post from an earlier thread....

It's not a slow day, the fishies are biting.

Posted by: Curious99 | September 22, 2009 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I guess the league is desperately trying to make some money. what a shame!

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | September 22, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Excelsior!

Posted by: Reignking | September 22, 2009 7:06 PM


Epic...

Posted by: JkR- | September 22, 2009 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes, the unfancied cup matches... "wake up Yank, you're in the team tonight"!

Posted by: Kev29 | September 22, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

I've got a friend in England for school. She's been there for a week and still hasn't gotten used to being called a Yankee, cause as she puts it "She's definitely not a Yankee".

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Poor Micheal Bradley, he only gets to play in Cup matches now when the fixtures are crowded....that dog house is sure a long way from where the first team plays. Attention MB: Admit you were wrong already dude and move on.

Posted by: euroman | September 22, 2009 9:16 PM | Report abuse

I almost can't believe they're playing this Puerto Rico/Saprissa game with field conditions like this. For those wondering, 0-0 in the 68th

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Now 1-0 Puerto Rico in the 72nd

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 9:40 PM | Report abuse

I just tuned in...it is as if physics are different there.

Posted by: Reignking | September 22, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Wow...

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Late goal for...I don't know, whoever PR is playing.

Posted by: Reignking | September 22, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

And the whistle. Feels like the ManU match ;)

Posted by: Reignking | September 22, 2009 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Tally Hall!

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Houston scores off a goalie blunder. 1-0.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Pachuca already up 1-0, too

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Haaglandia/Sir Winston: The place to go for ice cream and cigarettes.

Houston 1 - Arabs 0 in the 21st. Take that OPEC for all you damned price fixing!

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 22, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Pachuca up 2-0 now in the 35th

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 10:42 PM | Report abuse

This Arabe Unido goalie catches about as well as an NFL wideout. If that NFL wideout is Braylon Edwards. Dude couldn't hold on to a ball if he were allowed to pick up a slow, simple back pass

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 22, 2009 10:44 PM | Report abuse

If you do get flooded out of your houses, Atlantans, at least the shelters are nice.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/09/22/georgia.flood.shelter/index.html

Hang in there.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 22, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

I thought Saragosa deserved at least some suspension.

Lenhart, too.

Posted by: fischy | September 22, 2009 11:18 PM | Report abuse

Pachuca just got a third goal because the refs clearly don't understand the offside rule as I've explained it here before. Being in an offside position when a shot is taken is still offside if the ball rebounds to you off the goal frame. Or, maybe they didn't notice his position when the shot was taken.

Posted by: fischy | September 22, 2009 11:26 PM | Report abuse

I guess it's worth mentioning that Houston won 5-1 even after having a PK saved.

Posted by: sitruc | September 23, 2009 1:13 AM | Report abuse

Houston 1 - Arabs 0 in the 21st. Take that OPEC for all you damned price fixing!

Posted by: I-270Exit1
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price fixing? um...Enron was from Houston.

Posted by: troy6 | September 23, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

touche

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 23, 2009 9:11 AM | Report abuse

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