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Americans Abroad

Before we get to the weekly list, watch Edgar Castillo's sensational goal for Tigres. (It's the final one in this video.) Don't be surprised if Castillo and Pachuca's Jose Francisco Torres are late call-ups for the USA friendly at Denmark next Wednesday after their league matches this week. Pachuca and Tigres face one another this Saturday, conflicting with the international fixture date when the USA plays Slovakia.

Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-1 win at West Ham
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 5-1 win over Bolton
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 4-1 loss to Arsenal
Dom Cervi in 18, didn't play in Celtic's 3-3 tie at Falkirk
Luis Robles in 18, didn't play in Kaiserslautern's 3-1 win over Oberhausen
David Yelldell 90 in Koblenz's 2-1 loss at Paderborn
Troy Perkins and Valerenga were off
Tyrel Lacey and Lyn were off

Carlos Bocanegra 66 in Rennes' 3-2 loss at Toulouse
Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 2-1 loss to Everton
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 2-2 tie with Hamburg
Edgar Castillo 90 (goal!) in Tigres' 4-0 win over Atlante
Frank Simek 72 in Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 loss to QPR
Michael Orozco in 18, didn't play in San Luis' 4-2 win over Santos
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 1-0 win over Sonderjyske
Marco Vidal 70 in Indios' 1-0 loss to Chiapas
Danny Califf didn't play in Midtjylland's 2-1 win over Randers
Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman and Start were off
Clint Dempsey 90 (goal!) in Fulham's 1-1 tie at Wigan
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 0-0 tie with Stuttgart
Jose Francisco Torres 90 in Pachuca's 3-0 loss at Toluca
DaMarcus Beasley final 45 in Rangers' 2-1 win over St. Mirren
Benny Feilhaber 90 in Aarhus' 1-1 tie at Koge
Jeremiah White 75 for Aarhus
Jemal Johnson not in 18 for MK Dons' 1-0 win over Macclesfield Town
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro were off
Jozy Altidore 83 in Hull City's 2-1 win over Stoke City
Kenny Cooper 16 in 1860 Munich's 1-0 loss at Energie Cottbus
Marcus Tracy 74 (goal!) in Aalborg's 1-0 win over Copenhagen
Mike Grella 4 (goal!) in Leeds' 2-0 win over Oldham
Eddie Johnson not in 18 for Fulham's 1-1 tie at Wigan
Freddy Adu in 18, didn't play in Belenenses' 3-0 loss to Pacos
Matt Taylor 75 in FSV Frankfurt's 0-0 tie with Arminia Beilefeld

By Steve Goff  |  November 9, 2009; 10:10 AM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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Castillo and Torres? Where's the NSFW warning?

Posted by: sitruc | November 9, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

4 minutes of PT and a goal, not that's efficient football.

I would fully expect both of our MFLers to join the national team for these important tune-ups, especially Torres (big expectations for him in south africa).

Posted by: The_Dude_Abides1 | November 9, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

*not = now

stupid spell check!

Posted by: The_Dude_Abides1 | November 9, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

A Marcus Tracy sighting? And a goal?

Posted by: Reignking | November 9, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

poor freddy. I know he's young and all, but could he be the biggest flop in US soccer history - given the hype machine in his early days? I know others haven't done well or lived up to potential, but I don't remember anyone else being hyped the way he was hyped ... only to turn out to be a bench-warmer.

Posted by: nairbsod | November 9, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I'd say at this point Freddy should be looking for a job back in MLS.

Posted by: DCU_VW | November 9, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

For those of who that tweet(?), Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal tossed some info on the CBA negotations out there. Apparently guaranteed contracts and options are sticking points (they are increasing salaries and the cap, dunno how much though).

Posted by: Section117 | November 9, 2009 11:18 AM | Report abuse

What? The MFL is playing games on designated International Dates? How on Earth is soccer going to take off in that country with that kind of oppression?

Posted by: kolbkl | November 9, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Tracy and Grella play. Tracy and Grella score. Been a while. That was commonplace at the end of last season. Maybe, their coaches will give 'em more time.

Posted by: fischy | November 9, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Castillo beat 5 defenders on that goal. He also earned the first PK when he ran into the box and his cross was knocked away by the Atlante defender's hand.

According to Mediotiempo's lineups Castillo was lined up as an attacking left mid, not a left fullback as he often plays.

He could be the best attacking fullback the US national team has ever had.

He could be the worst defending fullback the US national team has ever had.

Either way, I look forward to seeing the Edgar Castillo Experiment in a US jersey during gametime soon.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 9, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Time to start demanding him getting capped. Don't care if he's not a starter right now.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | November 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Anecdote about Frankfurt's Matt Taylor. He briefly played alongside Jurgen Klinsmann (!) on the PDL's Orange County Blue Star in 2003, before joining the MLS. Klinsmann decided to retire from playing professional football in the summer of 1998 after the World Cup. He subsequently relocated to California and under the pseudonym "Jay Goppingen" made a comeback as a player in 2003 for Orange County in the Premier Development League. The 39-year-old was able to score five goals in eight appearances, helping his team to reach the playoffs...

Posted by: bartapest1 | November 9, 2009 11:15 PM | Report abuse

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