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Is Clint Dempsey's World Cup in doubt?
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GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-0 win over Manchester City
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 0-0 tie with West Ham
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-0 loss to Wigan
Luis Robles in 18, didn't play in Kaiserslautern's 3-0 loss at Greuther Fuerth
David Yeldell not in 18 for Koblenz's 2-2 tie with 1860 Munich
Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic's 1-1 tie at Falkirk

DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra in 18, didn't play in Rennes' 1-1 tie with Lens
Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 2-1 loss at Doncaster
Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 0-0 tie at Aston Villa
Steve Cherundolo 54 in Hanover's 3-0 loss to Hertha Berlin
Edgar Castillo 90 in Tigres' 1-0 win at Puebla
Frank Simek in 18, didn't play in Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 win at Barnsley
Zak Whitbread 7 in Norwich's 5-0 win at Colchester
Michael Orozco not in 18 for San Luis' 5-1 loss at America
Marco Vidal not in 18 for Indios' 4-0 loss at Monterrey
MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 62 in Fulham's 2-0 loss at Blackburn
(suffers potentially serious knee injury)
Landon Donovan 90 (left in added time) in Everton's 2-0 win over Manchester City
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 2-1 loss to Bochum
Maurice Edu 90 in Rangers' 1-0 win at Hamilton
DaMarcus Beasley (recovering from injury) not in 18 for Rangers
Jose Francisco Torres 29 in Pachuca's 3-0 win over Tecos
FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore not in 18 for Hull's 0-0 tie at Spurs
(Excused amid concerns for relatives in Haiti)
Kenny Cooper not in 18 (injured) for 1860 Munich's 2-2 tie at Koblenz
Eddie Johnson 12 in Aris' 1-0 win at Giannina
Freddy Adu in 18, didn't play for Aris
Mike Grella 5 in Leeds' 2-0 win at Exeter City
Herculez Gomez 38 in Puebla's 1-0 loss to Tigres
Matt Taylor 34 in FSV Frankfurt's 5-0 loss at Duisburg

By Steve Goff  |  January 17, 2010; 8:30 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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Comments

This is bad...boyband bad.

Posted by: DCPeruano | January 17, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Man, that just bites for Clint.

Posted by: delantero | January 17, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

I'd suggest bombing Blackburn, but that would be an improvement.

Posted by: joshuaostevens | January 17, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Why would Donovan sign the deal he did with the Galaxatives? I know he's only two games in but both games were against top 4 material and he has played well. He can only get better playing first team football in the EPL vs MLS.

Posted by: peridigm | January 17, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Bradley needs to put an end to Americans playing abroad in England until after the World Cup so we still have a team left for South Africa.

Posted by: Southeasterner | January 17, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so I'll hold my judgment until the end of Feb.

Liverpool vs Everton
Everton vs Chelsea
Everton vs Man Utd
Tottenham vs Everton

Posted by: peridigm | January 17, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Really sorry to see about Clint Dempsey. Hope it is not as bad as it looks. I for one would like Donovan on US soil till after World Cup.

Posted by: VirginiaFan | January 17, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Bradley needs to put an end to Americans playing abroad in England until after the World Cup so we still have a team left for South Africa.

Posted by: Southeasterner | January 17, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

This is tongue in cheek right? I mean, I didn't see the game. Did someone put in some crazy tackle resulting in this injury? I mean, you thought it was lame when Milan was griping about getting money for Gooch getting hurt when they weren't even playing him right? What happened?

Posted by: DadRyan | January 17, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see that Freddy has found a cozy new bench to warm.

Posted by: LovetheGoffer | January 17, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

From the play by play posts I read about the Aris game, Adu was warming up on the sidelines and about to come in as Aris was up 1-0 and looking threatening. Then, there was a pitch invasion and tear gas and the game was on hold for a while. When the game finally resumed, Aris changed tactics and bunkered for the win.

Didn't seem like the right time/place to debut Freddy, he'll get his time soon.

Posted by: joe_hill | January 17, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

There not going to let him warm the bench in a #11 shirt for too long.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 18, 2010 2:17 AM | Report abuse

What a depressing list of AA's. Only two of our best players are playing, and they're on the same team. It's encouraging to see Edu getting 90, althought I heard he didn't play well.

Donovan is a beast, he is playing the best soccer he has ever played since the final game in South Korea against Germany. I thoroughly enjoy watching him play overseas and get recognition for his hard work.

Bradley has a lot of work to do with Dempsey looking like he'll be out at least a month or two.

Posted by: wanker82 | January 18, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

This is tongue in cheek right?

Posted by: DadRyan | January 17, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Yes.

Although I love how the English press is already jumping to the conclusion that Dempsey won't be available for the game against England. I don't think injured Americans, Slovenians or Algerians are going to get much sympathy these days in the English press.

Posted by: Southeasterner | January 18, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

@ LovetheGoffer: harsh, but funny as heck.

Posted by: nairbsod | January 18, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Dempsey, Gooch and Charley Davis down...Bummer.

Just think, If Donnivan, Altidore, Ching, Eddie Johnson, Edu, Beasley, Bradley, Klejstin, Pontius, Eric Wynalda, Earnie Stewart, Kyle Rote Jr. and Abby Wambach go down too, Freddie Adu might be an alternate to the World Cup squad.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | January 18, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

They don't have MRI machines operational in the UK on Sundays? Seems to me an NFL player would know before the game is done what's wrong with a knee.

Posted by: DrewROC | January 18, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Drew: Don't they usually wait a while for the swelling to go down?

Posted by: Senor_Funk | January 18, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Although I love how the English press is already jumping to the conclusion that Dempsey won't be available for the game against England. I don't think injured Americans, Slovenians or Algerians are going to get much sympathy these days in the English press.

Posted by: Southeasterner | January 18, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

From what I've seen, the opposite is true with Dempsey. He's a widely respected player in England (Fulham fan or otherwise). If anything the World Cup match emphasizes how much this would suck for Clint - I don't think England fans would be unsympathetic about a player they have respect for missing such a big game. And for what it's worth, they think England will walk the group anyway.

Posted by: Kev29 | January 18, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

ESPN ticker quotes Hodgson as saying it's a CL injury. I was wondering when Clint was going to get a break playing soccer. He would have been playing at least 20 consecutive months by the time the WC rolled around. Hopefully it's a 6-8 week thing and not a 6-8 month one.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | January 18, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Did everyone see Clint get on his bike and his the crossbar before the injury? Very close to a spectacular goal.

Posted by: GeneWells | January 18, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Bad news for Clint, now Holden or Rogers or someone else has to step up -- or not.

Posted by: griffin1108 | January 18, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

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