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American soccer players abroad: Stuart Holden, Michael Bradley, Benny Feilhaber score

By Steve Goff

How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend:
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-1 loss to Arsenal
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 2-2 draw with Manchester United
Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 3-2 loss to Bolton
Brad Guzan in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Dom Cervi not in the 18 for Celtic's 1-0 win at St. Mirren
Luis Robles 90 in Karlsruhe's 1-1 draw at Irzgebirge Aue

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

Oguchi Onyewu not in 18 for AC Milan at Inter Milan
Carlos Bocanegra, St-Etienne at Valenciennes (ppd: weather)
Steve Cherundolo 68 (red) in Hanover's 1-0 win at Mainz
Jonathan Spector in 18, didn't play in West Ham's 0-0 draw with Blackpool
Clarence Goodson and Start season completed
Eric Lichaj 2 for Aston Villa
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 2-1 win over Lyngby
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 3-2 win over Southampton
Edgar Castillo in 18, didn't play in San Luis' 1-0 loss at Cruz Azul
Hunter Freeman and Start season completed
Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 0-0 draw at Newcastle
Michael Bradley 90 (goal) in Moenchengladbach's 4-0 win at Cologne
Stuart Holden 90 (goal, assist) for Bolton
Maurice Edu not in 18 (injured) for Rangers' 2-0 win over Aberdeen
Jermaine Jones 63 in Schalke's 2-2 draw at Wolfsburg
Benny Feilhaber 90 (goal) in Aarhus' 1-0 win over Viborg
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play in Eintracht's 0-0 draw at Bremen
DaMarcus Beasley in 18, didn't play for Hanover
Jose Torres 90 in Pachuca's 2-1 win at Necaxa
Sacha Kljestan 1+ in Anderlecht's 2-1 win at Gent
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro season completed
Marco Vidal 35 for Pachuca
Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek season completed
Jozy Altidore in 18, didn't play in Villarreal's 3-1 loss at Barcelona
Herculez Gomez in 18, didn't play for Pachuca
Eddie Johnson 1 for Fulham
Mike Grella 90 for Carlisle
Conor Doyle 5 in Derby's 2-0 loss at Leicester
Sammy Ochoa 7 in Tecos' 1-0 loss at Santos Laguna
Freddy Adu/Aris at Iraklis on Monday

By Steve Goff  | November 14, 2010; 2:43 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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Abroad is no where near as exciting for players development than domestically this go around. Other than Lichaj, Holden's success (which I think isn't that surprising given how hard a worker he is and his play fits the EPL), and Altidore getting challenged at Villarreal, there aint much. Edu and MB are still chugging along at their clubs, the uninteresting are still uninteresting (Spector, Beasley, Simek) and the hurt are still hurt (Rolfe, Tracey, Cooper, Davies, Onyewu-sort of).

The kids at Estoril are fun to track, at least Taylor. Bedoya and Mix will be a lot more interesting to follow when they jump to a bigger league.

Posted by: MrCerniglia | November 14, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Can you double-check that Villareal score? I was informed in no uncertain terms by Mr. Altidore, through his Twitter feed, that Villareal was going to win.

Posted by: BooThisMan | November 14, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Video of the Bradley goal is here:

At 6:30

Posted by: aschreur | November 14, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Just back from London where I saw Spurs and Rovers. Bale and Modric are electric; Crouch and Diof annoying poachers and Rovers proved that unimaginative offense and poor finishing doesn't just happen in the MLS.

Nelsen looked good directing his defense but his mates made some really poor decisions. Not surprising given that Spurs on a good day are hard to defend and they were on their game frrom about 15 minutes in to 75 minutes out.

Posted by: jnel | November 14, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Pachuca closed out the final weeks pretty strongly to finish the regular season 7th overall. I'm pretty sure they'll face favored Monterrey in a home and away 1st round series starting mid-week in the Liguilla playoffs.


Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 14, 2010 8:29 PM | Report abuse

I just saw Spurs-Rovers highlights. That was some thrilling match.

Speaking of the EPL, I've made up my mind, finally. DC United should hire Steve Bruce. That dude works miracles.

Posted by: fischy | November 14, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

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