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Americans Abroad

How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend:
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 1-0 win at Wigan
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 2-0 win at Fulham
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Villa
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-2 tie at Hull City
Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic's 1-0 win at Hamilton
David Yelldell not in 18 (injury) for Koblenz's 1-0 win over Duesseldorf
Luis Robles and Kaiserslautern at Aachen on Monday

Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 4-0 win over Grenoble
Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 0-0 tie with Blackburn
Jay DeMerit for Watford vs. Swansea postponed
Steve Cherundolo not in 18 (yellow cards; injured) for Hanover's 3-1 loss to Nuremberg
Edgar Castillo not in 18 for Tigres' 2-2 tie at Chiapas
Frank Simek 24 in Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 win over Plymouth
Marco Vidal 90 in Indios' 1-0 loss at America
Zak Whitbread in 18, didn't play in Norwich's 2-1 win over Hartlepool
Landon Donovan 75 in Everton's 1-0 win at Wigan
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 4-3 win over Bremen
Jose Francisco Torres 66 in Pachuca's 5-1 win over Atlante
Maurice Edu (injury), DaMarcus Beasley (injury) not in 18 for Rangers' 3-0 win over Falkirk
Ricardo Clark not in 18 (fitness) for Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 loss to Cologne
Stuart Holden not in 18 for Bolton's 2-0 loss at Liverpool
Jozy Altidore 68 (assist, drew penalty) in Hull's 2-2 tie with Wolves
Eddie Johnson 20 (goal) in Aris' 2-1 loss at Xanthi
Freddy Adu 24 (assist) for Aris
Mike Grella in 18, didn't play in Leeds' 2-0 win over Colchester
Herculez Gomez 20 in Puebla's 2-1 loss to Queretaro
Matt Taylor not in 18 for FSV Frankfurt's 2-0 win at Paderborn

By Steve Goff  |  January 31, 2010; 4:58 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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Altidore makes the Soccernet team of the week. Keep up the good work, Jozy!

Posted by: Miles_Standish_Proud | January 31, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse


That means the only losing game in which Americans saw the field in Europe was the one in which Freddy assisted Johnson?

Good week.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | January 31, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Freddy Adu for world player of the year 2010.....?

Posted by: grubbsbl | January 31, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Freddy Adu for world player of the year FIFA10.....?

Posted by: grubbsbl

Fixed it for ya.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 31, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

OT: There is a possibility, albeit a very remote one at this point, that I will be in North Africa (Tunisia and/or Morocco) at a time in June that may overlap the World Cup. Would English-language WC broadcasts be available from such a destination? Thanks.

Posted by: universityandpark | January 31, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I normally hate "fixed your post" but that one worked.

And you didn't even need to explain it to me.

Posted by: Reignking | January 31, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

270 musta got a PS3...

Posted by: DadRyan | January 31, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

That means the only losing game in which Americans saw the field in Europe was the one in which Freddy assisted Johnson?

Good week.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | January 31, 2010 5:51 PM


Well, there's another name that merits mention here, despite being par of a Freiburg side that was thrashed by Bayer Leverkusen. I don't know his exact pedigree, but there's a 20 year old kid named Daniel Williams, who has moved up from the Freiburg 2 side to play with the big club in the Bundesliga 1. He made his second straight start this weekend. He's playing left back for Freiburg -- certainly a need position for the USA. As far as I can tell he has born in Germany -- in Karlsruhe, and was a youth system player. However, the internets seem convinced he has dual nationality. Perhaps like Jermaine Jones -- the son of a serviceman? Definitely should be approached by the USSF and the USMNT, if they haven't already done so.

Posted by: fischy | February 1, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

How dare someone fix my comments!!!!! haha

Fischy, I too have been following the internet hoopla (word?). Anyways, he definitely should be approached. Though, would he want to come an play with USA? I just wonder if he identifies in any way as an American?

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 1, 2010 1:00 AM | Report abuse

Good to see Bocanegra back to playing 90. What about Edu and Beas, though?

Posted by: fentysupporter | February 1, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

@grubbs -- He's already answered that -- it seems clear he'd pick Germany because he was raised there...feels connected to Germany. On the other hand, if he had a chance to play in the World Cup, I'm sure he'd consider his father's country. He could be a starter for the USA before the German federation would even think of calling him up.

Posted by: fischy | February 1, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Ralston to St. Louis today???

Posted by: plawcas | February 1, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Then can I mention Rossi? ;)

No point, really -- coach was fired this weekend after losing to Osasuna.

Posted by: Reignking | February 1, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Any body know the status of Jermain Jones? Is he fit yet? Is he playing anywhere now? Has he been in camp with the Americans at all? I lost track of him.

Posted by: WorldCup | February 1, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

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