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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/28/2010

American soccer players abroad

By Steve Goff

Clint Dempsey, Fulham's top scorer, heads in the equalizer for Fulham against Birmingham (2:10 mark of the video). Eddie Johnson's golden chance late in the match is saved (3:10 mark):


How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend:
GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 4-1 loss to West Brom
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 4-2 loss to Arsenal
Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 3-2 win over Sunderland

Brad Guzan in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Dom Cervi not in the 18 for Celtic's 2-2 draw with Inverness
Luis Robles 90 in Karlsruhe's 4-0 win over Oberhausen

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

DEFENDERS
Oguchi Onyewu not in 18 for AC Milan's 1-1 draw at Sampdoria
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Saint-Etienne's 1-1 draw at Nancy
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 3-0 win over Freiburg
Jonathan Spector no in 18 for West Ham's 3-1 win over Wigan
Eric Lichaj in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 1-1 draw with Sonderjyske
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 3-2 win over Tamworth (FA Cup)
Edgar Castillo and San Luis season completed
Clarence Goodson and Start season completed
Hunter Freeman and Start season completed
MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 90 (goal) in Fulham's 1-1 draw with Birmingham
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 4-1 loss at Dortmund
Stuart Holden not in 18 (injured) for Bolton's 2-2 draw with Blackpool
Maurice Edu and Rangers' match at Dundee postponed (frozen pitch)
Jermaine Jones first 45 in Schalke's 5-0 loss at Kaiserslautern
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play in Eintracht's 4-1 loss at Bayern Munich
DaMarcus Beasley 6 for Hanover
Sacha Kljestan 90 in Anderlecht's 4-1 win over Charleroi
Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus on winter break
Jose Torres and Pachuca season completed
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro season completed
Marco Vidal and Pachuca season completed
Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek season completed
FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore in 18, didn't play in Villarreal's 3-0 win at Zaragoza
Eddie Johnson 17 for Fulham
Mike Grella not in 18 for Carlisle
Conor Doyle in 18, didn't play in Derby's 2-1 loss at Burnley
Herculez Gomez and Pachuca season completed
Sammy Ochoa and Tecos season completed

By Steve Goff  | November 28, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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Also today, #2 overall seed Maryland Terps host Penn St. in the Round of 16 of the Men's NCAA Tourney at Ludwig Field at 5 pm. Penn State's Corey Hertzog led the nation in scoring w 20 goals.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/27/AR2010112703828.html

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 28, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I'll be at USA-Mexico, but with the stronger AO presence for the bigger game, I think my updates will be much less detailed and often. If you want lots of them, twitter.com/atlbeat will have plenty.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 28, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Football365 posts extracts from EPL clubs' official supporters sites. From the Bolton site:

"I really hope Holden isn't out long. First 15 mins we looked good - after that we were pretty dire. Zero link up play and reverted to long ball again for ther next 60 minutes. Blackpool played very well mind and a lot of credit to them. A good come back though and two very nice goals. The second was immense tbf. Thought we could have pressed on and nicked it at the end, but we were pretty wasteful. Taylor needs swapping for Petrov next game and Chungy was patchy and is looking tired imo" - MessyKen.

"Chungy was woeful today, as was Fat Boy on the other side. Marky D did well though, unlucky for him that Holden plays in his position. Both teams were poor today so a draw is most likely the fairest result" - Wanderer88.

"All of our full backs are absolute sh*t, Ricketts was dreadful today and looked shattered after an hour. Taylor was sh*t again. If we all didn't realise how important Holden is to our team it was shown today, we were really poor in midfield and gave Adam way too much time on the ball. Did Davies get pushed in the back when he missed that chance at the end, if not it was a terrible miss. Fair play to Blackpool though, you can see why they are getting points away from home, very good counter attacking team" - FatHead.

Posted by: glfrazier | November 28, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

EJ's diagonal run to get free for that late opportunity may be the best off-ball work I've ever seen from him.

Posted by: benonthehill | November 28, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I thought the same thing. Years ago he would have just run straight to the goal with no angle to receive a pass, by angling off to the right he presented himself as an option. The only thing that he needed to do after the run was put the shot away. It wasn't a bad effort, but if it doesn't go in he doesn't improve his chances of more PT.

Posted by: Golden_Child | November 28, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

@Golden_Child, I think you are selling Hughes short. He'll value the run and he knows that good shots don't always go in. Fulham is in dire need of attacking talent. Whether or not EJ is it is a good question, but my bet is that runs like that lead to more playing time.

Posted by: glfrazier | November 28, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

0-0 at half. USA dominating possession and with more shots on goal

60tg minute now

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 28, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

63rd. Goal Mexico.

Kempin tries to push a floating shot the bar, it hits the bar, falls back, tapped in by mexico's #9

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 28, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Goal USA. Boss cleans up a corner with a tap in in the 69th

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 28, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Going to PKs

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 28, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Kempin sucks at PKs. Mexico wins 4-2

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 28, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Gotta give props to Hleb for his work on that Birmingham Goal. I've always like that dude.
Dempsey mans up again. Shame for EJ.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 28, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

@Golden_Child, I think you are selling Hughes short. He'll value the run and he knows that good shots don't always go in. Fulham is in dire need of attacking talent. Whether or not EJ is it is a good question, but my bet is that runs like that lead to more playing time.


Posted by: glfrazier | November 28, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

My comment isn't an inditement of Hughes, who I think is doing a fine job as coach. It's just that "EJ scores the winner for Fulham" is a lot better than "EJ makes an intelligent run to get open and doesn't convert a chance for a late winner".

Posted by: Golden_Child | November 28, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Marcus is set for a long spell on the bench at Wolves after a pretty good run starting between the pipes: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/nov/29/wolverhampton-wanderers-sunderland-premier-league.

Posted by: bartapest1 | November 29, 2010 4:19 AM | Report abuse

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