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Posted at 5:05 PM ET, 12/ 5/2010

American soccer players abroad: Goals for Bradley and Bocanegra, assist for Dempsey

By Steve Goff

Video of Clint Dempsey's outstanding assist for Fulham in the 2-1 loss to Arsenal:

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 1-1 draw at Chelsea
Brad Friedel, Brad Guzan for Aston Villa at Liverpool Monday
Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 3-0 loss at Blackburn
Dom Cervi and Celtic at Aberdeen, ppd. (weather)
Luis Robles 90 in Karlsruhe's 1-0 loss at Dusseldorf

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

DEFENDERS
Oguchi Onyewu not in 18 for AC Milan's 3-0 win over Brescia
Carlos Bocanegra 90 (goal) in Saint-Etienne's 2-2 draw with Bordeaux
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 2-1 win at Moechengladbach
Jonathan Spector 90 (central MF) in West Ham's 1-0 loss at Sunderland
Eric Lichaj for Aston Villa at Liverpool Monday
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 2-1 win over Horsens
Frank Simek and Carlisle at Leyton Orient, ppd. (weather)
Edgar Castillo and San Luis season completed
Clarence Goodson and Start season completed
Hunter Freeman and Start season completed
MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 90 (assist) in Fulham's 2-1 loss at Arsenal
Michael Bradley 90 (goal) for Moenchengladbach
Stuart Holden not in 18 (injured) for Bolton's 1-0 loss at Manchester City
Maurice Edu and Rangers vs. Hearts, ppd. (weather)
Jermaine Jones not in 18 for Schalke's 2-0 win over Bayern Munich
Ricardo Clark in 18, didn't play in Eintracht's 2-1 win over Mainz
DaMarcus Beasley in 18, didn't play for Hanover
Sacha Kljestan 90 in Anderlecht's 2-1 win at Zulte-Waregem
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 1-0 win over Sevilla
Eddie Johnson 1+ for Fulham
Mike Grella and Carlisle at Leyton Orient, ppd. (weather)
Conor Doyle in 18, didn't play in Derby's 2-1 loss to Norwich
Herculez Gomez and Pachuca season completed
Sammy Ochoa and Tecos season completed

By Steve Goff  | December 5, 2010; 5:05 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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New York Post, and I believe the Sunday Times as well, reporting a whistleblower in the form of a former employee in one of the failed world cup bids has come forward to say that two of the voters he met with (or something like that) told his group their bids were essentially for sale at a price of $1.5 million a piece.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 5, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mattygp | December 5, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Go Boca. GREAT header.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | December 5, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Good game on Telemundo is at halftime right now.

In the 2nd leg of the Mexican final Monterrey leads Santos 1-0 and it's 3-3 on aggregate which would send it to extra time (no away goals tiebreaker but there must be a winner).

Humberto Suazo scored after a wall pass from de Nigris. Suazo had another goal controversially disallowed (he may have kicked ball out of Osvaldo Sanchez' hands), another shot hit the underside of the crossbar and Santos' Christian Benitez got cleated across the top of the head from a reeeeally high kick that didn't even earn a yellow.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 5, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

That's now two matches where West Ham has had Spector out there as a center midfielder. Even more interesting, he's been solid there, while his post-Confederations Cup play as a defender (both for West Ham and the U.S.) was not good. How many more starts as a midfielder before we stop listing him a defender?

Posted by: christopher_a_metzler | December 5, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Approximately 104 days until United's first 2011 league match!

Posted by: Curious99 | December 5, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Monterrey beat Santos 3-0 to win the Apertura title 5-3 on aggregate. They were the better team throughout the game but didn't really clinch it until Humberto Suazo scored the final goal after a great dribbling serpentine run which was capped off when he chipped Osvaldo Sanchez.

Even though having 2 seasons with playoffs each season seems a bit much (the Mexican fans don't seem to mind), the Mexican league postseason set-up is a better example for what MLS should strive for than single table big money leagues like EPL or La Liga.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | December 5, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Not that I'm blaming Clint, because it was still a ridiculous finish by Nasri, but his goal was the finish of a breakout that started when Clichy neatly pushed a header past Dempsey and stepped past Clint to collect the ball and start the break. Clint didn't do his job there and, if he had Fluham would have gotten a draw..

Posted by: fischy | December 5, 2010 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Timmay was lucky not to get red carded for his tackle on Anelka that led to Chelsea's goal. Other than that he played a decent game.

Posted by: DrewROC | December 5, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Horrible call by the ref in the Chelsea/Everton game. If anybody should have gotten a foul it was Anelka.

Posted by: BigBubba1 | December 5, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

In a previous thread several of us questioned whether any foul should have been called, or indeed whether a foul should have been called on Anelka. First, you should ask yourself what specific act Howard committed (kicking, tripping, etc.). In fact, he was essentially standing still, and at worst could have been guilty of obstruction, which leads to an indirect kick, not a penalty. But even that is questionable, as replays showed that Howard was not between Anelka and the ball. Anelka had no intention of playing the ball; he ignored the ball and ran straight into Howard.

Posted by: universityandpark | December 6, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

How is that an "outstanding" assist when the defender who would have been filling the gap, received a concussion and then in his drunken stupor steps out of position? That's just called taking advantage of an injury. Aka luck. Any jackass could slip a pass to a wide open striker following a head injury.

Posted by: jacksonassface | December 6, 2010 2:03 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Reignking | December 6, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

@jacksonassface,

Point taken. My sense is that we should accept you as an expert witness on the capabilities of jackasses.

Posted by: benonthehill | December 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

You can't spell DUI without Guti.

Posted by: Reignking | December 6, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: benonthehill | December 6, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Actually, you can't spell Guti without UTI.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 6, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

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