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Posted at 4:41 PM ET, 02/20/2011

American soccer players abroad

By Steve Goff

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 120 in Everton's 1-1 FA Cup draw (4-3 PK win) at Chelsea
Brad Friedel and Aston Villa off this weekend
Brad Guzan 90 in Hull's 1-1 draw at Ipswich
Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 1-1 draw at West Brom
Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic's 3-0 win over Rangers
Luis Robles 90 in Karlsruhe's 2-1 win at FSV Frankfurt
Diego Restrepo not in 18 for America de Cali's 3-1 loss at Nacional
(Likely starter in Colombian cup match Wednesday)

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

DEFENDERS
Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Twente's 1-1 draw with Nijmejen
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Saint-Etienne's 2-1 loss at Marseille
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 3-0 win over Kaiserslautern
Jonathan Bornstein in 18, didn't play in Tigres' 0-0 draw at Monterrey
Eric Lichaj 90 in Leeds' 2-2 draw with Norwich
Timothy Chandler 90 (right back) in Nurnberg's 3-0 win over Eintracht
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 1-0 win at Swindon
Zak Whitbread 90 for Norwich
Edgar Castillo in 18, didn't play in Puebla's 1-0 win over Chiapas
Clarence Goodson and Brondby on break
Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland on break

MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 1-0 FA Cup loss to Bolton
Michael Bradley and Aston Villa off this weekend
Stuart Holden 90 for Bolton
Maurice Edu 90 for Rangers
Jonathan Spector and West Ham vs. Burnley in FA Cup Monday
Jermaine Jones and Blackburn off this weekend
Jose Torres 90 in Pachuca's 4-1 loss at Chivas
Ricardo Clark not in 18 (injured) for Eintracht's 3-0 loss to Leverkusen
Sacha Kljestan first 45 in Anderlecht's 2-0 loss at Westerlo
DaMarcus Beasley not in the 18 for Hanover
Isaac Acuña 80 (goal) in Queretaro's 2-0 win at Santos Laguna
Anton Peterlin and Plymouth Argyle off this weekend
Daniel Antunez not in 18 for Tecos' 1-0 loss to Atlante
Sonny Guadarrama in 18, didn't play for Atlante
Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus on break
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro on break
(goal in 4-2 preseason loss to Hacken)
Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek on break

FORWARDS
Jozy Altidore first 34 (injured) in Bursaspor's 4-1 loss to Gaziantepspor
Edson Buddle 66 in Ingolstadt's 2-0 loss to Furth
Herculez Gomez 65 for Pachuca
Robbie Findley not in 18 (injured) for Forest's 2-1 win over Cardiff
Eddie Johnson 55 in Preston North End's 1-1 draw with QPR
Freddy Adu 86 in Rizespor's 3-0 win over Orduspor (video here)
Bobby Wood in 18, didn't play in 1860 Munich's 2-0 loss to Augsburg
Conor Doyle in 18, didn't play in Derby's 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe
Mike Grella not in 18 for Leeds
Sammy Ochoa not in 18 for Tecos

By Steve Goff  | February 20, 2011; 4:41 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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Comments

Any news on Altidore's injury?

Freddy is back on pace to be the worlds best by 2014.... Glad to see him earn PT. I can't imagine the 2nd division of Turkey is world beating stuff though.

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 20, 2011 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Oh and Alejandro Bedoya is going to train with Birmingham City this week. Good chance for him to show off his talents at a bigger stage. Plus I believe this is Bedoya's final year in his contract, maybe he can line up a move in the future. Truthfully, I'm not convinced by Bedoya and don't know if he is ready for the EPL -I'll gladly be wrong through.

It's bad that Fielhaber can't find a move anywhere. Who is next in the allocation order?

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 20, 2011 4:55 PM | Report abuse

The list grows. More players in Mexico that I've never heard of.

OT -- I want to amend comments from last thread. Apparently, the DCU website erred in listing Fred as a Senior Int'l. They've corrected that. So, I still wonder why the team didn't get Fred in the draft, but at least this move doesn't look even weirder after trading the one int'l spot. The team should have two international spots left, having traded two slots?

Speaking of int'ls -- Villareal scored in today's DCU game to cap off a 3-1 win, after Brettschneider tallied twice in the second half. Should we be worried that the regular guys didn't score in the first half...and Wolff even got himself a red card? Nahhhh....

Posted by: fischy | February 20, 2011 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Yet another American in Mexico: Isaac Acuña went 80 minutes and scored a goal for Querétero.

Adu reportedly assisted on two of Rizespor's goals.

@grubbs Jozy via Twitter says he twisted his ankled and expects to be ready for the next game.

Posted by: BooThisMan | February 20, 2011 5:31 PM | Report abuse

Steve: Zak Whitbread went 90 for Norwich against Leeds.

Posted by: b18bolo | February 20, 2011 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update. I don't follow Jozy on twitter. I use twitter for important reasons such as Bieber Alerts.

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 20, 2011 6:21 PM | Report abuse

I found out that Jozy's injury is not considered to be serious. He has a sprained ankle according to

http://turkeyfootball.blogspot.com/

I do not know how reliable this source is.

I could not find anything Jozy's twitter page about the injury.

Posted by: no_recess | February 20, 2011 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Whitbread and Acuna added. Thanks!

Posted by: Steve Goff | February 20, 2011 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Adu went 86?

I guessing Freddy showed up to practice EVERY DAY, for an ENTIRE week, with a RIGHT AND LEFT bootand BOTH of them laced.

It's progress.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | February 20, 2011 6:28 PM | Report abuse

From the last posting on Fred...

Southeasterner, so you're saying someone who's skilled enough to feature regularly for their decent Euro nat'l team... is a bad thing?

Posted by: carmines757 | February 20, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse


Macedonia -
March 26th
June 4th
June 7th
Sept. 2nd
Sept. 6th
Oct. 7th
Oct. 11th

DC United -
March 26th NE
June 3rd LA
June 11th San Jose
Aug 27th Portland
Sept 10th Chivas
Oct 12th Vancouver

Posted by: Southeasterner | February 20, 2011 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Goff- Everton won 4-3 on penalties.

Posted by: bighungry | February 20, 2011 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Macedonia?

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | February 20, 2011 8:31 PM | Report abuse

FYR Whatever.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 20, 2011 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Adu? Two assists? Cap him!

Posted by: Reignking | February 20, 2011 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Clip of highlights from Adu's match. Nice work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8Yx0UZkan8

Posted by: lrg123123 | February 20, 2011 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Actual transcript from World Cup 2014.

Martin Tyler: And now we go down to Rob Stone by the US bench for an update on the injury to Juan Agudelo.

Rob Stone: Martin, I just checked. Agudelo tweeted that his ankle is swelling and he's icing it. He came out as a precaution, but he expects to be ready for the semi-final.

Martin Tyler: Thanks Rob. [Sigh]

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 20, 2011 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Rand-al-Thor 35 in 9-5 loss to FC Doc Kids in Basement Cup.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | February 20, 2011 9:44 PM | Report abuse

Macedonia?

------------------------------------------------------

Indeed. Does Montenegro have the same schedule? ;)

Posted by: fischy | February 20, 2011 11:04 PM | Report abuse

All those M countries are the same...international dates are pretty consistent.

Montenegro -
March 25th
March 29th
June 4th
Sept 2nd
Oct 7th
Oct 11th

DC United -
March 26th NE
June 3rd LA
June 11th San Jose
Aug 27th Portland
Oct 12th Vancouver

Posted by: Southeasterner | February 20, 2011 11:37 PM | Report abuse

@Southeasterner, your point from the previous thread was that Boskovic would miss a minimum of 8 games. I didn't check the schedule myself, but from what you just posted it looks like he will miss 3 games: March 26th, June 3rd and Oct 12th. I guess he could miss one more if they get a long training period before the Sep 2nd game. That will be less than some other internationals from CONCACAF, especially if their team makes a deep run in the Gold Cup this summer.

With a full preseason under his belt he should integrate into the team and help run the show this year.

Posted by: Golden_Child | February 21, 2011 1:24 AM | Report abuse

Here are links to pretty much all of the highlights from the weekend:
http://watchsocceronline.blogspot.com/2011/02/good-bad-ugly-yanks-abroad-weekend.html

Posted by: mattygp | February 21, 2011 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Again, the real problem lies in MLS continuing it's Mickey Mouse antics by ignoring Intl. FIFA dates. Sure, most of the league's DP's are aging retirees in waiting who aren't in their respective federations plans these days, but hating on a dude who is in a position to cement a birth into Euro 2012 is silly.

Club over country if you must, but if you are gonna bag on a dude who is representing his homeland you might wanna do your due diligence and get the country right? Again, I bet top dollar that Branko is an asset for United in the 2011 campaign, but it is nice to know that we've got some other guys on the bench who should be able to fill in when he's jet setting in Europe.

Also, nice to see Adu getting some playing time, and hope the reports that Altidore's injury seems minor.
Go Yanks!
And don't forget to tweak those Argy Bargy Champions League starting XI's if you must, more to come tomorrow and Wednesday!

Posted by: DadRyan | February 21, 2011 10:42 AM | Report abuse

@DadRyan,

+1

I'm sticking with my maligned prediction last year that Boskovic will produce more in MLS (on the field at least) than Henry. I may go down in flames on that one, but I'm stubborn.

Posted by: benonthehill | February 21, 2011 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Fred clip was good. A sure bet he wishes he were in MLS right now....

Posted by: lovinliberty | February 22, 2011 3:20 PM | Report abuse

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