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Americans abroad, Tuesday edition

D Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 1-0 French Cup loss at fourth-division US Quevilly
D Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 2-0 win over Bristol City
F Kenny Cooper last 45 in Plymouth's 2-1 loss at Reading
D Frank Simek 90 in Sheffield Wednesday's 2-0 win over Blackpool
MF Stuart Holden not in 18 for Bolton in 2-0 loss at Manchester City

F Mike Grella enters in the 79th minute for Leeds, scores in the 86th for a 3-2 victory to force added time against Carlisle in JP Trophy section finals. he later converts a penalty kick but club falls (4-4 aggregate, 6-5 PKs)

By Steve Goff  |  February 9, 2010; 4:45 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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Comments

Grella looked really good. Nice header near post for the goal. He holds the ball very well under pressure too.

Posted by: mellon02 | February 9, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

What's up with our guys seeking mid-season transfers and then arriving out of shape, etc? Are these guys full-time professionals?
Did they think they were just going to arrive there and walk into the lineup without being prepared?

Posted by: Charisma_Man | February 9, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

What's up with our guys seeking mid-season transfers and then arriving out of shape, etc?
Posted by: Charisma_Man |

Who, exactly?

Cooper had been injured.

Holden hadn't played in months.

There's being in shape, and there is being in game shape.

Posted by: Reignking | February 9, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Great for Grella, not so great for Boca. Fourth tier? Geez.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | February 9, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

No matter how much running Holden did on his own there is no way he would be anywhere near the shape of his new teammates. Reignking is spot on, game shape is completely different. Especially in the EPL where the league is a full-blooded affair, with guys running around non-stop for 90.

I think Holden will struggle a bit this season, but have a decent World Cup and then cement a place on an EPL team, much like the progression of Dempsey. (I do think Holden will get a few games, and I think training/a few games will improve him ahead of the World Cup.)

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 9, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Who, exactly?

Cooper had been injured.

Holden hadn't played in months.

There's being in shape, and there is being in game shape.

Posted by: Reignking
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Rico Clark, Holden, Donovan, oh wait....

That's no excuse because Donovan came right in and played well so far.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | February 9, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 9, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Oddly enough, I had to show my elementary school kids how to do the stanky leg. If I'm showing a dance move, then it's crossed over into the Macarena realm of coolness.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 9, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Pics from the Rennes loss at Coupe de France:

http://usquevilly.asso.fr/cpg/displayimage.php?album=335&pos=0

Posted by: nairbsod | February 10, 2010 8:10 AM | Report abuse

EJ just subbed on....

Posted by: RetiredShark | February 10, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

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