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With the World Cup approaching, our Sunday roundup is now limited to players in contention for a U.S. roster slot, well-known veterans and other notable performances. Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan), Stuart Holden (Bolton) and Charlie Davies (Sochaux) are recuperating from long-term injuries.

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard and Everton did not play
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 0-0 tie with Stoke
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 3-0 FA Cup loss to Chelsea
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa


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DEFENDERS
Carlos Bocanegra not in 18 (injured) for Rennes' 1-1 tie at Lorient
Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 1-0 win over Sunderland
Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 1-0 win over Plymouth
Clarence Goodson 90 in Start's 4-3 win at Brann
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 4-2 win over Schalke
Edgar Castillo not in 18 (injured) for Tigres' 0-0 tie at Tecos
Frank Simek in 18, didn't play in Sheffield Wednesday's 1-0 loss at Middlesbrough

MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey not in 18 (injured) for Fulham's 0-0 at Liverpool
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 2-0 win over Eintracht
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play for Eintracht
Maurice Edu, DaMarcus Beasley and Rangers didn't play
Benny Feilhaber 33 in Aarhus' 2-0 loss to Aalborg
(Chris Rolfe played 77 for Aalborg)
Jose Francisco Torres 90 in Pachuca's 2-0 loss to Atlas
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro vs. GAIS on Monday
FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore 90 (assist) in Hull City's 4-1 loss to Burnley
Herculez Gomez 90 in Puebla's 2-1 loss to Indios
Kenny Cooper 1 in Plymouth's 1-0 loss at Watford
Freddy Adu 90 in Aris' 2-1 loss at Asteras
Eddie Johnson 16 for Aris


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By Steve Goff  |  April 11, 2010; 1:55 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags: AC Milan, Aston Villa, Carlos Bocanegra, Charlie Davies, DaMarcus Beasley, Eddie Johnson, FA Cup, Freddy Adu, Hull City A.F.C., Jay DeMerit, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Soccer, Tim Howard, World Cup  
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Cooper got a WHOLE minute. Good move on that loan away from 1860.

Posted by: decoi | April 11, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Well -- as for Cooper, at least it wasn't a time-wasting substitution.

The thing that stands out is all those wins and ties for the defenders. Good stuff.

Posted by: fischy | April 11, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

How close is Hahnemann to being a lock as the #2 keeper? At the start of the year when he wasn't playing Wolves earned 10 points in 13 games. With him starting, they have 23 points in 21 games. Man U is the only team to get more than two goals past him in a game and he's allowing an average of 1 goal per game. That's a long way of saying he's a big reason why Wolverhampton will likely still be in the EPL next year.

Posted by: stoscarthegreat | April 11, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Any word on how Gooch is progressing? Haven't heard anything about him in over a month.

Posted by: BooThisMan | April 11, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Gooch hasn't been training with the full team at Milan and they're not sure if he will be healed by the end of the season.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/world-cup/story/_/page/worldcup101-04082010/ce/us/update-some-key-injured-players?cc=5901&ver=us

Posted by: Josh86 | April 11, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

George Hincapie, 259 km, 52.9 km of cobblestones, a disappointing 29th.

Posted by: delantero | April 11, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

@stoscarthegreat - if Marcus isn't #2 after what he has done this season, I'll be completed disgusted with Bradley but then that certainly won't be unusal. I don't know how Guzan who has warmed the pine all year and played a few cup games could be chosen over Hahnemann who has played against some of the bet in the world week in and week out. He deserves the #2.

Posted by: Beckster1 | April 11, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

uhmmmm. should have known there'd be a Paris Roubaix spoiler in this thread. Effin' A man.

Posted by: DadRyan | April 11, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

I thought Freddy Adu should return the to MLS? I love when people jump the gun. Pretty good week. Got to imagine Hahnemann is the number two after this season.

Gooch really needs some minutes our I wouldn't start him on June 12th.

Gomez is looking decent right now.

Posted by: grubbsbl | April 11, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

George Hincapie, 259 km, 52.9 km of cobblestones, a disappointing 29th.

Posted by: delantero | April 11, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Hincapie is not going to the World Cup and he is currently in the pack with the favorites as I watch. Thanks.

I went to a soccer website and a cycling update broke out. Dang.

Posted by: LAfanofSI | April 11, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

This has been some nice coverage of the race and nothing but big guns up front. delantero is probably searching my posts for a cycling spoiler circa last spring... ;)

Hincapie ain't ever gonna win this race. If he hasn't done it yet, he never will...

Posted by: DadRyan | April 11, 2010 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Cross-posted from the United thread:

My report from the RFK training grounds: Against a Real Maryland team that looked like a bunch of college kids or maybe a good adult rec league, DCU had to scramble to rally from a 2-0 halftime deficit. Two defensive howlers led to goals. Hamid dropped a solid shot that was mostly into his gut, spilling it right in front of goal for a waiting RM attacker. Later on Drew Yates turned the ball over on a meekly hit back pass, which gave RM a break with numbers and a goal. United was amazingly ineffectual on attack.

Second half saw Barry Rice leave with a knock, and a red card shown to Fred's younger brother (Fred was there with his baby), but DCU was allowed to play on with 11 men, bringing on Dom Mediate, who didn't look too bad -- he even rang one off the post. Still, DCU looked much crisper -- primarily because Andy Najar just started playing a helluva lot better. He was the best player out there. Shipilane came on late in the first half and his speed made the team more dangerous in the second half. Yates also had some terrific long runs through the defense as he showed the ball skills he had shown in Charleston. Finally, DCU broke through on a crisply taken free kick by Najar. The tying goal came off a run by Tiyi. Eventually the ball came out to Cristman, who sent in his best shot of the day, and Boyzzz had an easy tap-in with the rebound. That's how it ended: 2-2.

Posted by: fischy | April 11, 2010 7:31 PM |

Posted by: fischy | April 11, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Rolfe had an assist for Aalborg, if Google translated the Aalborg website correctly.

Posted by: Modibo | April 11, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

My fault Dadryan! Well, I didn't tell you about 28th through 1st. And really, George was such a long shot . . .

Posted by: delantero | April 11, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Hincapie's best shot came long ago against a cobblestone stomping young gun named Tom Boonen.

If George had been supported with a Classics team, instead of a Tour team/Lance's team, I think he might have had a better shot.

Either, way, note taken about spoilers.

Posted by: delantero | April 11, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

Can Hincapie play attacking-mid?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 11, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Which way to the DC Cycling Insider blog? Maybe Goff can expand his coverage for us.

Posted by: Southeasterner | April 11, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

I would like to start a rumor that United is going after Yildiray Basturk.

Now...does anyone know if there's any truth to this rumor?

Posted by: chemweapon | April 12, 2010 5:11 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the great report on the reserve match, Fischy. I seem to recall Mediate playing center mid. Maybe we should give him another look--we're not exactly swimming in talent at that position.

Posted by: dcarmy | April 12, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Watching the Fox Soccer recap of the MLS week, the "highlights" were more like a collection of bloopers, with the exception of Pappa's laser beam goal. And the United/Union was not even mentioned. Which seems odd. Because we win trophies.

Posted by: OWNTF | April 12, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

I read on the internet that DC is interested in Yildiray Basturk. I read on the same site that DC is also interested in Boudewijn Zenden.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 12, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

"the United", OWNTF? :)

Posted by: Reignking | April 12, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

. . . meant "the United/Union GAME" was not shown . . . but now that you mention it the newbie FSR reporter was talking about "the MLS" and, during the Italian round-up, mispronouncing Milan . . . . .

Posted by: OWNTF | April 12, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

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