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American players abroad

With most of the prominent American soccer players abroad still in preseason, it's an abbreviated list:

Carlos Bocanegra 90 minutes in Saint-Etienne's 3-1 loss at PSG
Clarence Goodson 90 in Start's 3-1 win over Brann
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 2-0 win over Brentford
Hunter Freeman 90 for Start
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 3-1 loss to Brondby
Edgar Castillo last 56 in San Luis' 1-0 loss to Chivas
Sammy Ochoa last 71 in Tecos' 3-1 loss to Puebla
Benny Feilhaber not in 18 for Aarhus' 0-0 draw at Vejle
(transfer likely after Aarhus relegation)
Jose Torres not in 18 for Pachuca's 3-0 loss at Santos Laguna
Sacha Kljestan 57 in Anderlecht's 0-0 draw at Charleroi
Alejandro Bedoya 90 in Orebro's 3-0 loss to Malmo
Marco Vidal in 18, didn't play for Pachuca
Anton Peterlin 90 in Plymouth's 1-0 win at Southampton
Herculez Gomez 24 in Pachuca's 3-0 loss to Santos Laguna
Mike Grella 4 in Leeds' 2-1 loss to Derby
Tony Taylor 90 (goal) in Estoril's 1-1 draw with Varzim
(Portuguese League Cup)
Conor Doyle in 18, didn't play for Derby

In a friendly, Jozy Altidore scored for Villarreal against Besiktas, the Turkish club reportedly interested in acquiring him:

By Steve Goff  |  August 8, 2010; 5:13 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags: Americans abroad  
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I was hoping I'd see "Perkins 90 in VĂ¥lerenga's 2-0 loss at Haugesund" and realize that this season has all been a bad dream.

Oh well.

Posted by: GreenbeltUnited | August 8, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Jozy does well in his job interview.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 8, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Jozy also scored in the PKs. Villarreal gets to keep their Ceramic Trophy.

Posted by: Reignking | August 8, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

A bit of a sitter but any full volley is a good goal.

Was that Brankovic marking Jozy?

Posted by: benonthehill | August 8, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Checkin in from the big apple, anybody else excited for Chicago/Red Bulls tonight?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 8, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

A lot more excited to see tonight's game compared with any game involving DC United. Sad.

Posted by: Hoost | August 8, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Yay!! Americans abroad are back, now I can take my mind off DC's ability to not score

Posted by: SexyOffender | August 8, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

I think we're going to see a lot more production out of Jozy. He seems to have adjusted mentally to the speed of play, and he's found out what works and doesn't work. Besiktas would give him a chance to play for a team that will dominate in the league, and give him a chance to score.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | August 8, 2010 9:24 PM | Report abuse

I'm watching the Sh!tcago/Pink Cows game. I have seen this many DP's since I worked at the video store in high school...;)

What's the deal with Gringo Torres not in the 18. Is he still hurt or falling out of favor?

Posted by: DadRyan | August 8, 2010 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Gringo Torres picked up a little knock in Pachuca's season opener. Definitely not out of favor. He'll be back in the first XI soon. Hopefully Vidal and Gomez can get more minutes soon, too. Vidal's looked pretty good in limited action thus far.

Posted by: DEFPOTEC1 | August 8, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Must be nice to have Dane Richards coming off the bench. Any question he'd be United's #1 attacking threat? (maybe 1a with Najar)

Posted by: benonthehill | August 8, 2010 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Chicago setting off fireworks when The World's Greatest Unibrow... Subs in. Um. Ok.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 8, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Is that Twellman doing commentary with Dellacamera? Whoever it is just said McBride would surely be the target on a Chicago Free Kick. Uh, only if they kick the ball at the bench since McHead subbed out for Castillo 10 minutes ago.

Posted by: benonthehill | August 8, 2010 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Let's play a game called "Who Does Chris Albright Look Like". I vote Sir Ulrich Von Lichtenstein.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 8, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable effort by Sean Johnson in goal for Chicago. A star is born. Looks like some of those geniuses who downgraded him after the MLS Combine have eggs on their faces.

Posted by: fischy | August 8, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Agree, Fischy, that was an outstanding performance by the Fire's keeper. I believe I've seen Chicago play three or four times this season now, and I think there's still a disconnect between the new manager and last year's players.

Posted by: dcarmy | August 8, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Looks like some of those geniuses who downgraded him after the MLS Combine have eggs on their faces.

The result of over-egging on their part?

Posted by: universityandpark | August 8, 2010 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Fabulous atmosphere in Chicago tonight. Usual sellout in Seattle. Nice to see two MLS games back to back with this kind of electricity.

Posted by: croftonpost | August 8, 2010 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Also: JFA, be careful there in Gotham among the Yankees (not just the baseball types!). Daddy R: it looks like I'm headed to HI in January.

Posted by: dcarmy | August 8, 2010 11:28 PM | Report abuse

19 people in Dallas, but hey, there was preseason pointy-ball on TV.

Posted by: benonthehill | August 8, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Jacob don't tell me you went to an ESC viewing party...

dcarmy, you going for vacation or being stationed there?
My mom still lives on Oahu, and I wish I could get out there more. The wife and daughter love the place. Go figure. :)

Posted by: DadRyan | August 9, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Nahhh dude. Just chilled and watched it in the hotel room.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 9, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

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