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Americans Abroad

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 3-0 loss at Manchester United
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-1 tie at Burnley
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 4-0 loss at Chelsea
David Yelldell 90 in Koblenz's 1-0 win over Aachen
Dom Cervi in 18, didn't play in Celtic's 2-1 loss at Dundee United
Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern at Union Berlin on Monday

DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra last 69 in Rennes' 2-1 win over Le Mans
Jonathan Spector in 18, didn't play in West Ham's 3-3 tie at Hull City
Steve Cherundolo not in 18 for Hanover's 2-0 loss at Schalke
Frank Simek 90 in Sheffield Wednesday's 0-0 tie at Ipswich Town
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 2-1 win at Koge
Michael Orozco added time in San Luis' 1-0 win over Toluca
Danny Califf didn't play in Midtjylland's 3-0 win over Esbjerg
MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 1-0 loss at Birmingham
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 2-1 win at Eintracht
DaMarcus Beasley not in 18 for Rangers' 3-0 win over Kilmarnock
Benny Feilhaber, Jeremiah White and Aarhus at Aalborg Monday
FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore 74 in Hull City's 3-3 tie with West Ham
Eddie Johnson in 18, didn't play in Fulham's 1-0 loss at Birmingham
Kenny Cooper not in 18 (injured) for 1860 Munich's 1-0 win at Bielefeld
Freddy Adu in 18, didn't play in Belenenses' 1-0 win at Velenciano
Mike Grella in 18, didn't play in Leeds' 3-0 win at Brighton
Matt Taylor in 18, didn't play in FSV Frankfurt's 3-1 win at Oberhausen
Marcus Tracy and Aalborg vs. Aarhus on Monday

By Steve Goff  |  November 23, 2009; 8:42 AM ET
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Comments

Alphabetically speaking, Aalborg v Aarhus must be one of the highest ranked club matchups in the world.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 23, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern at Union Berlin on Monday
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I thought Kaiserslautern disappeared? "Poof"

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 23, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

It doesn't appear that Adu is getting regular playing time. It's difficult to imagine a scenario that leads to him contributing to the US Nats in South Africa.

I understand his move to Europe for the $$ and the chance to develop, playing alongside world class talent. It's just not going as planned. Adu was hyped as a great talent. I haven't seen him play recently, but it appears that his development has hit a wall. Meanwhile, other young talented players like Messi have mereged and far surpassed him.

Maybe he does better as a big fish in a little pond. Hay, DCU could be looking for a DP this offseason. Maybe it's not too late to start laying the ground work for 2014!

Posted by: footiefan101 | November 23, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Send Freddy to Philly for another dose of Nowak provided maturity with a side of humble pie.

Posted by: ddd001 | November 23, 2009 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Messi has not "surpassed" Adu because Messi was never "behind" Adu. Are you seriously comparing one of the top players in the world -- a dominant player on Barcelona and Argentina -- with a guy who is not in the 18 (or the 25) for the USA and can't get time at Belenwhatevertheheckitis?

A DP in MLS? Put down the crack pipe.

Seriously, let the kid develop somewhere where he can play under a more modest set of expectations. People continue to do him a disservice by comparing him to players like Messi.

If you want to look for players who've "surpassed" Adu, start with Stuart Holden.

Posted by: OWNTF | November 23, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the USSF handed the Didn't Play The Most award yet?

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | November 23, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

The poster child for those who have surpassed Adu is Jozy Altodore, in my less than humble opinion.

I wouldn't mind seeing Adu back with DC United but he would have to prove himself; he should be hungry.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | November 23, 2009 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Adu should go to League two team in England and start over.

Posted by: RPCVforDCU | November 23, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Alphabetically speaking, Aalborg v Aarhus must be one of the highest ranked club matchups in the world.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 23, 2009 11:03 AM | Report abuse
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I love to argue with people but I see no holes in your logic.

I declare you to be alphabeticly correct, in my less tthan humble opinion.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | November 23, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Where is Ryan Guy, attacking MF for Ireland's St. Patrick's Athletic?

Also, why can't Jonathan Spector get more playing time at West Ham if he's a starting international for a World Cup team? WTF?

Posted by: Jeremy11 | November 23, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

OWNTF - Excellently stated!

Posted by: Kosh2 | November 23, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Ålborg and Århus are 1.015 x 10^15 Ångstroms åway from eåch other.

Åpologies for the geek humor.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 23, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

What time do the lists go into NY for Philly to pick from? Who was DC's fitness trainer who got replaced?

Posted by: VirginiaFan | November 23, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Per Goff Tweet Ben Olsen retirement set for Tuesday.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 23, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Tottenham just scored again...

Posted by: IamAM | November 23, 2009 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Adu was hyped as a great talent. I haven't seen him play recently, but it appears that his development has hit a wall. Meanwhile, other young talented players like Messi have mereged and far surpassed him.

Posted by: footiefan101 | November 23, 2009 11:24 AM
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I think perhaps the poster meant that Adu and Messi played against each other at the U-20 WC a couple years back. Since then, Messi has not only left Adu in his wake, but most of the known soccer world, to probably include Cristiano Ronaldo! To say this is not a fair comparison is a gross understatement.

In the meantime, Adu has been with Belenenses for, what, 3 months now? His coach is selecting him for the first 18 every week, and I suspect Adu will eventually find his way in the team if he remains patient and works very diligently. It may not be in time for him to be useful to the US in South Africa, but there's always the 2012 Olympics and WC2014.

Posted by: schmuckatelli | November 23, 2009 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Come on, don't you read Freddy's twits? He's saving himself for the EPL, which will be calling any minute. Isn't it sweet of all his club coaches to let him call the shots?

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | November 23, 2009 2:35 PM | Report abuse

My nit to pick for the week--Dempsey played forward for Fulham last weekend, not middy.

Posted by: glfrazier | November 23, 2009 5:08 PM | Report abuse

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