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American soccer players abroad: 3 goals again

It's been a big scoring week for the U.S. contingent: three goals last weekend, three goals by Benny Feilhaber mid-week, and three more goals this weekend (Feilhaber, Michael Bradley and Herculez Gomez).

How select Americans playing abroad fared:
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 0-0 tie at Fulham
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-1 loss to Aston Villa
Brad Friedel 90 for Aston Villa
Brad Guzan in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Dom Cervi not in the 18 for Celtic's 2-1 win over Hibernian
Luis Robles in 18, didn't play in Karlsruhe's 2-0 loss to FSV Frankfurt

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

Oguchi Onyewu not in the 18 for AC Milan's 1-0 win over Genoa
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Saint-Etienne's 1-0 win at Lyon
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 1-0 win at Kaiserslautern
Jonathan Spector not in the 18 for West Ham's 1-0 win over Spurs
Clarence Goodson, Hunter Freeman for Start at Honefoss on Monday
Eric Lichaj in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 2-0 loss at Bournemouth
Edgar Castillo not in 18 for San Luis' 2-1 loss at Chiapas
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 3-0 win over Horsens
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 2-2 draw at Schalke
(Video here)
Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 0-0 tie with Everton
Stuart Holden 90 in Bolton's 2-2 tie with Manchester United
Maurice Edu 16 in Rangers' 3-2 win at Aberdeen
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play in Eintracht's 2-0 win over Nuremburg
DaMarcus Beasley not in the 18 for Hanover
Jose Torres in the 18, didn't play in Pachuca's 3-1 win over Tecos
Jermaine Jones 51 in Schalke's 2-2 draw with Moenchengladbach
Benny Feilhaber 90 (goal) in Aarhus' 3-2 win over Koge
(Video here: goal in second half stoppage time)
Sacha Kljestan not in the 18 for Anderlecht's 5-0 win over Mechelen
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro were off
Marco Vidal first 45 for Pachuca
Anton Peterlin not in the 18 for Plymouth's 1-0 win at Rochdale
Jozy Altidore and Villarreal at Malaga on Monday
Herculez Gomez 13 (goal) for Pachuca
(Video here; it's the third Pachuca goal)
Eddie Johnson 35 for Fulham
Freddy Adu not in the 18 for Aris' 1-0 win over Ergotelis
Mike Grella not in the 18 for Leeds' 1-0 win over Sheffield United
Conor Doyle in 18, didn't play in Derby's 5-0 win over Crystal Palace
Sammy Ochoa 17 in Tecos' 3-1 loss at Pachuca

By Steve Goff  | September 26, 2010; 2:40 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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Feilhaber needs a knew league/team. I am only half impressed by his scoring splurge as I am not sure if his competition could beat DC United. Hopefully it gets him a transfer though.

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 26, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Well then, why don't we get Benny Feilhaber to come to DC United?

Posted by: mercurysnake77 | September 26, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Would you want to play for DC if you were international player?

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 26, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

One exacting response...and that's it?? Kind of sad. Hope we have more support soon!

Posted by: ZornInMySide | September 26, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Adu is out again. But it is nice to see so many American playing competitive football. We are going to only get better. The US could be a contender in a few world cups time.

Posted by: hansenthered | September 26, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Of course not, especially when you appear to be dominating Denmark's second division and might have a chance to be sold to a decent league and a decent team.

Although, you have to admit that Feilhaber would bring instant class to United's central midfield.

Posted by: mercurysnake77 | September 26, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm....maybe the US has been greatly overachieving and Bradley deserves more credit. How many countries in the FIFA top 30 had more impressive goal scoring totals in similar leagues this weekend? Most, I'd say. And 3 is actually pretty decent for us.

Posted by: Wendell_Gee | September 27, 2010 8:26 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Goff,

I'm not sure how to do it, but it seems like there might be a story in comparing playing for MLS or some other lower-level league vs. not even being among the 18 on top level teams or even lower level teams in higher level leagues. Maybe you can find some guys that were thought to be similar coming out of their youth and compare their careers if they chose opposite paths.

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | September 27, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Just noticed that Bocanegra's team is in 1st place. So going 90 minutes for St Etienne in a win over a Lyon team which has dominated the Ligue for the past decade has to be extra sweet.

Also nice to see Holden going 90 as his Bolton underdogs got a good result against Man U.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | September 27, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

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