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American soccer players abroad

How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend:

We'll begin with video of Michael Bradley's opening goal for Moenchengladbach in a 3-1 German Cup victory over second-tier Erzgebirge Aue:

Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 1-0 loss to Blackburn
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-1 win over Stoke
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 3-0 win over West Ham
Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Dom Cervi in 18, didn't play in Celtic's 1-0 win over Inverness
Luis Robles not in 18 for Karlsruhe's 2-0 German Cup loss at Ingolstadt

To see defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

Carlos Bocanegra not in 18 for Saint-Etienne's 3-2 win over Sochaux
Steve Cherundolo 120 in Hanover's PK loss after 0-0 tie with Elversberg in German Cup

Jonathan Spector in 18, didn't play for West Ham
Clarence Goodson not in 18 for Start's 4-3 cup loss at Rosenborg
Eric Lichaj in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 1-1 tie at Plymouth
Hunter Freeman not in 18 for Start
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 2-0 loss at Copenhagen
Edgar Castillo in 18, didn't play in San Luis' 1-0 win over Morelia
Sammy Ochoa and Tecos did not play
Michael Bradley 89 (goal) in Moenchengladbach's 3-1 win over Aue
Clint Dempsey 25 in Fulham's 0-0 tie at Bolton
Stuart Holden 90 for Bolton
Maurice Edu 90 in Rangers' 2-1 win over Kilmarnock
Benny Feilhaber 81 in Aarhus' 3-1 win over Bronshoj
Jose Torres 90 in Pachuca's 4-1 loss at Cruz Azul
Sacha Kljestan in 18, didn't play in Anderlecht's 4-0 win over Beerschot
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro at Mjaellby on Monday
Anton Peterlin 90 in Plymouth's 1-1 tie with Carlisle
Marco Vidal not in 18 for Pachuca
Herculez Gomez 38 for Pachuca
Eddie Johnson not in 18 for Fulham
Mike Grella in 18, didn't play in Leeds' 1-1 tie at Nottingham Forest
Conor Doyle 20 in Derby's 2-1 loss to Cardiff

By Steve Goff  |  August 15, 2010; 3:34 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags: Americans abroad  
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Nice give and go from Bradley. Class act to congratulate the player with the assist.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 15, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Everything is starting afresh for 2014, so can't go too crazy yet.

Some positive signs, not so worried about Dempsey.

Positives in Lichaj in 18 from the start of the season, Holden a full 90, Peterlin a full 90 and Cervi getting #2 spot.

Many things with young players in MLS and abroad, just have to patiently wait to see how things shape up over the next few years.

Sounds like Mwanga will be ready for MNT come next years Gold Cup. Maybe he and say, Lichaj, and Gabe A can say hello to Chicharito and Dos Santos :)

Posted by: MrCerniglia | August 15, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Happy for Stuart Holden but it wouldn't bother me if I don't watch another Bolton game this season. That game yesterday was hard to watch.

Posted by: csd1 | August 15, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Michael Bradley scores more goals with a hip/hand on the ground than anyone else ever.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 15, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Spector dressed for West Ham but didn't play and he should be happy not to be part of that debacle.

Posted by: Beckster1 | August 15, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

A few more weekends like this, and I am leaning more and more to a 4-2-3-1 for the USMNT. (Bradley, Edu, Holden in the midfield; or, Jones, Edu, Bradley)

Why play with a second striker when we only have 1 functional striker? (Buddle and Findley can't cut it at the top level). Either let Holden or Bradley play further up the field.

Yes, I would love to see Davies come back and push for a 4-4-2 but that remains to be seen.

Hopefully, Eric Lichaj and Gale A can see some action this year. Gale looked a beast in the Milk Cup and our back line could use an injection of youth. Gale may need another year, he is still so young. (Also, I am in the boat that believes Tim Ream has more potential than Omar Gonzalez.)

Posted by: grubbsbl | August 15, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Mwanga will be ready for MNT come next years Gold Cup.

That would be awesome. Where did you hear that?

I agree with the concern about our striker pool, especially with the loss of Yura, who managed to tally yet again for Randers today.

Posted by: BooThisMan | August 15, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Why play with a second striker when we only have 1 functional striker?
Posted by: grubbsbl

Define "functional."

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 15, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Define "functional."

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 15, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse
One that scores in Europe or Int'l play? That would be a start.

Posted by: tcbannon | August 15, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Functional: Able to complete the new Redskins fitness test.

Posted by: grubbsbl | August 15, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

What happened to DeMerit?

Posted by: OWNTF | August 15, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Sick nasty finish by Bradley. Really starting to bloom.

grubbsl's formation has been on my mind recently. Seems like a good idea. We also need to start looking for forwards as well as fast, technically gifted wingers from the young corps.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | August 15, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Capello gives Beckham the proverbial snowball's chance of ever seeing meaningful international action again (link courtesy of Soccer America):

Posted by: universityandpark | August 15, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Pachuca's coach, Rivarola, quit just a few weeks into the season in spite of the fact that they're heading to the World Club Championship in a few months:

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | August 15, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse

Shane Smeltz had a brace this weekend.

Yeah, who?

Posted by: Reignking | August 16, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

The Yankiwi?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 16, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

From Goff's post:
"Sacha Kljestan in 18, didn't play in Anderlecht's 4-0 win over Beerschot"

How about that for a team name... Beerschot!

So delicious.

Posted by: WorldCup | August 16, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

What is Davies status for Sochaux? I see that he's not listed here. Is in the 18 yet or still recovering?

Posted by: jsm3 | August 16, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

He has been doing full training for awhile, but still hasn't cracked the 18.

Posted by: BooThisMan | August 16, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

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