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American soccer players abroad: 3 goals

The U.S. World Cup squad is well represented with goals by Clint Dempsey (England), Benny Feilhaber (Denmark) and Clarence Goodson (Norway).

How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend:
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 1-0 loss to Newcastle
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 3-1 loss at Spurs
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-1 tie with Bolton
Brad Guzan in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic's 2-1 win at Kilmarnock
Luis Robles in 18, didn't play in Karlsruhe's 2-1 win over Paderborn

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

Oguchi Onyewu not in 18 for AC Milan's 1-1 tie with Catania
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Saint-Etienne's 3-0 win over Montpellier
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 2-0 loss at Wolfsburg
Jonathan Spector not in 18 for West Ham's 1-1 tie at Stoke
Clarence Goodson 90 (goal) in Start's 4-2 win over Stromsgodset
Eric Lichaj not in the 18 for Aston Villa
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 0-0 tie with Brighton
Edgar Castillo not in 18 for San Luis' 1-0 win over Pachuca
Hunter Freeman 90 for Start
Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland at Lyngby on Monday

Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 7-0 loss at Stuttgart
(Club has conceded 14 goals in past three matches)
Clint Dempsey 78 (goal) in Fulham's 1-1 tie at Blackburn
Stuart Holden 90 in Bolton's 1-1 tie with Aston Villa
Maurice Edu 70 in Rangers' 4-0 win over Dundee United
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play in Eintracht's 1-0 loss to Freiburg
DaMarcus Beasley 13 for Hanover
Jose Torres 19 in Pachuca's 1-0 loss at San Luis
Jermaine Jones in 18, didn't play in Schalke's 3-1 loss at Dortmund
Benny Feilhaber 90 (PK goal) in Aarhus' 1-1 tie at Hobro
Sacha Kljestan not in 18 (injured) for Anderlecht's 3-0 win over Kortrijk
Alejandro Bedoya 90 in Orebro's 1-1 tie at Halmstad
Marco Vidal 90 for Pachuca
Anton Peterlin in 18, didn't play in Plymouth's 3-2 win over Sheffield Wed

Jozy Altidore in 18, didn't play in Villarreal's 2-1 win at Levante
Herculez Gomez 45 for Pachuca
Eddie Johnson 12 for Fulham
Freddy Adu not in 18 for Aris' 1-0 loss at Panionios
Mike Grella not in 18 for Leeds' 0-0 tie at Doncaster
Conor Doyle in the 18, didn't play in Derby's 1-1 tie at Barnsley
Sammy Ochoa 8 in Tecos' 2-2 tie with Pumas
Chris Rolfe didn't play (injured) for Aalborg's 3-2 win at Randers

By Steve Goff  | September 19, 2010; 1:51 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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Hahnemann was at fault for zero of those goals: a poor slide tackle in the box led to the PK, an unfortunate deflection to the feet of Pavlyuchenko, and awkward hesitation by a defender for an easy Spurs' goal. Which brings me to this.

Pavlyuchenko got a yellow card for taking off his jersey. OK, that's the rule and he earned it. He then ran to the corner, put his jersey on the pole and, along with about five teammates, hoisted the pole into the air. Isn't that time wasting by the other players and interfering with the field markings? Shouldn't they all have received yellow cards?

And who was that guy wearing Berbatov's jersey?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 19, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Anybody watch the Bolton game? It would be quite cool to have another MNT central midfielder playing in a top league, and I'm getting the impression that Holden's playing very well. But I haven't seen any of the games.

Posted by: glfrazier | September 19, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Holden played well. He plays deep for Bolton but he is very smart in possession. He also plays smart tactical defense. Wouldnt be surprised to see Bob go with Holden, Michael, and Jones/edu all in the center next game.

I hope Altidore continues to fight for time. It is a long season and he will get his chances.

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 19, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

FSC's delayed broadcast of the Freedom match is scheduled to begin at this hour. Presumably they will have edited it to fit a two-hour time slot. It will also be shown on CSN (mid-Atlantic) tomorrow evening.

I'm sitting at a Starbucks in the tiny hamlet of Jennersville, off Route 1 just above the Mason-Dixon line. If you ever have to go anywhere near West Chester, take the scenic route and avoid the tolls on I-95 (apart from the Ballmer tunnel). Route 52 between Kennett Square and West Chester is especially beautiful. It is sort of like being in Little Washington or Shepherdstown or something.

Posted by: universityandpark | September 19, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I forgot to ask: Did anyone watch the Webcast at the Freedom site in real time?

Posted by: universityandpark | September 19, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

I've seen Bolton play a bit and I disagree that Holden's playing deep. Seems to me he's in a solid 2-way CM role (mostly to the right). He's been a part of a number of attacks, and has been on the ball for a decent number of free kicks (though mostly from distance).

Regardless of his role, I wholeheartedly agree it's awesome to see a USMNT getting a full 90 each week in the best league in the world. Stu should have a big role in the '14 WC campaign.

Posted by: JayW4 | September 19, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

How come Giuseppe Rossi is not mentioned in the mix?

Posted by: juke2 | September 19, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Jay I agree, he does play two way but his starting positio is deeper than usual. You all are right though, it's great to see him go 90 on a weekly basis.

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 19, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

How come Giuseppe Rossi is not mentioned in the mix?

Posted by: juke2 | September 19, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Because he plays for Italy? Hangeland (Norway captain/Fulham starter) was born in Texas and isn't counted so I'm guessing Goff is only including the players who could/are playing for the US Nats?

Posted by: Southeasterner | September 19, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Giuseppe Rossi? Never heard of him.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 19, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse


He's the kid born in NJ who . . .

OOHH, I see what you did there.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | September 19, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

If Rossi didn't make the Italian WC roster he probably couldn't play for the US anyway.

Posted by: benonthehill | September 19, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

In fact, the US World Cup squad was represented this past weekend by at least *5* goals, when one counts the pair by domestic-based Landon Donovan that broke the hearts of United fans.

Posted by: bartapest1 | September 19, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Giuseppe? Hangeland? Sorry, don't know them. Now if you mention the goalkeeper born in New Jersey to a European (Hungarian) mother, then I have an idea of the player you are talking about.

Posted by: bartapest1 | September 19, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: universityandpark | September 19, 2010 11:48 PM | Report abuse

What did you all do for Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore?

Since Vidal is getting more playing time than Torres at Pachuca, can we assume that he's better than Jose?

Posted by: fischy | September 20, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Why is Herculez only getting 45 min with Pachuca? He tied the league for most goals last year, and now he can't get 90 mins? Did his form drop off a lot? I haven't seen him listed on this blog as scoring goals, so I guess so. Or does anyone know if there has been an injury?

Posted by: WorldCup | September 20, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

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