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Posted at 1:23 PM ET, 02/13/2011

American soccer players abroad: Bocanegra and Chandler score, Altidore impresses

By Steve Goff

Watch Jozy Altidore's footwork (courtesy of 723footballfilms)

Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-0 loss at Bolton
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw at Blackpool
Brad Guzan 90 in Hull's 1-0 win over Preston North End
Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 2-0 loss at Arsenal
Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic's 3-1 win at Dundee United
Luis Robles 90 in Karlsruhe's 6-2 loss to Hertha Berlin
Diego Restrepo not in 18 for America de Cali's 3-2 win over Pereira
(New players not eligible yet because of management issues)

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....

Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Twente's 1-0 win over Vitesse
Carlos Bocanegra 90 (goal) in Saint-Etienne's 4-1 loss to Lyon
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 1-1 draw at Werder Bremen
Jonathan Bornstein first 45 in Tigres' 2-0 win over Cruz Azul
Eric Lichaj 90 in Leeds' 2-0 win at Bristol City
Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle's 1-0 loss at Southampton
Edgar Castillo in 18, didn't play in Puebla's 1-0 loss at Pachuca
Clarence Goodson and Brondby on break
Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland on break

Clint Dempsey and Fulham vs. Chelsea on Monday (ESPN2,

Michael Bradley 17 for Aston Villa
Stuart Holden 90 for Bolton
Maurice Edu 20 in Rangers' 6-0 win over Motherwell
Jonathan Spector 12 in West Ham's 3-3 draw at West Brom
Jermaine Jones 90 in Blackburn's 0-0 draw with Newcastle
Jose Torres 90 for Pachuca
Ricardo Clark not in 18 (injured) for Eintracht's 3-0 loss to Leverkusen
Sacha Kljestan 1+ in Anderlecht's 1-0 win over Cercle Brugge
DaMarcus Beasley not in the 18 for Hanover
Anton Peterlin in 18, didn't play in Plymouth's 3-1 loss to Tranmere
Daniel Antunez not in 18 for Tecos' 4-1 loss at Morelia
Sonny Guadarrama 34 in Atlante's 0-0 draw with San Luis
Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus on break
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro on break
Mikkel Diskerud and Stabaek on break

Jozy Altidore 76 in Bursaspor's 1-1 draw with Eskisehirspor
Edson Buddle 65 in Ingolstadt's 3-1 loss at Dusseldorf
Herculez Gomez 90 for Pachuca
Robbie Findley not in 18 (injured) for Forest's 1-1 draw at QPR
Timothy Chandler 75 (goal) in Nurnberg's 4-1 win at Stuttgart
(For Chandler's background, click here)
Eddie Johnson 90 for Preston North End
Freddy Adu not in 18 for Rizespor's 0-0 draw at Erciyesspor
Bobby Wood and 1860 Munich at Aue on Monday
Conor Doyle in 18, didn't play in Derby's 2-0 loss to Leicester
Mike Grella not in 18 for Leeds
Sammy Ochoa not in 18 for Tecos

By Steve Goff  | February 13, 2011; 1:23 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  American soccer players abroad, Carlos Bocanegra, Jozy Altidore, Tim Howard  
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Nice, Jozy! If he's able to develop that part of his game, added to his strength and speed, watch out . . .

Posted by: delantero | February 13, 2011 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Assist for Stuart Holden.

Posted by: tailwagger | February 13, 2011 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Ok, so is Chandler a forward or a right back?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 13, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Green gloves eh? Perhaps Jozy is a fan of MF Doom?

Nice to see Altidore get some shine, hope it continues. Nice looking kit too.

Posted by: DadRyan | February 13, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

almost a goal for Holden as well but the linesman ruled that the ball went over the line before Sturridge back-heeled it. Holden finished well, though.

as for Chandler, yes the US should cap him. Goff lists him at forward, but from what i can tell he played in midfield and the interview with him on YA says he's been playing more defensive positions. if that's the case, he's going to have a harder time getting on the depth chart. still, more options is better at this point. can't wait for the Gold Cup - anyone know when they do the group draws?

(back on my normal computer here today. fingers crossed for no double/triple posting. not sure why my phone did that yesterday. i honestly only hit submit once on each post.)

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | February 13, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

right dimes
right dimes
right dimes...

Posted by: DadRyan | February 13, 2011 3:58 PM | Report abuse

almost a goal for Holden as well but the linesman ruled that the ball went over the line before Sturridge back-heeled it.

Ruled incorrectly, as it were.

Really a lot of good stuff this weekend. Four Americans debuted for their loan clubs, including Zahavi who played the last 35 minutes or so for Hapoel Acre. This is especially good news: it increases his chances for a call-up for CONCACAF U-20 qualifiers, and he'll have to switch federations officially if he wants to participate.

Also good to see Onyewu jump right back in for Twente after his brief injury spell, and Torres and Gomez get starts for the second week in a row.

Caught the first half of Pachuca-Puebla, and Torres looked really good for the most part. At least I think he did; sometimes it was hard to tell who was who on the blurry screen. I can defintely say that he put a rocket on net from on a free kick from 25 yards or so, and forced a spectacular save from Puebla's keeper.

The only downer was how badly Bocanegra got torched on Lyon's third goal. Stuff like that makes me nervous about our back line holding up during the Gold Cup.

Posted by: BooThisMan | February 13, 2011 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Cap Jozy!!

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 13, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I thought it was agreed that SURELY Adu would see time in Turkish League 2...

Posted by: carmines757 | February 13, 2011 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I think it's only a matter of time before we see Adu in MLS. Would D.C. have a shot at acquiring him if he came back?

Posted by: redskinsux | February 13, 2011 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe you actually wrote that...

Please Soccer God, NO!

Posted by: RetiredShark | February 13, 2011 6:47 PM | Report abuse

For the Adu haters. I believe either Goff or Ives tweeted late last week to say Adu tweaked his calf and would miss the game that he was originally slated to start in.

Posted by: grubbsbl | February 13, 2011 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Couple of twitter tidbits:

Davies tweeted he's headed back to DC (complete with smiley face emoticon). If I remember correctly, he was scheduled to go back to France to collect some things before returning to DC, if all went well.

Also, Jose Torres' younger brother Guillermo, aka Memo, out of the Pachuca academy is on trial with Chivas USA.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 13, 2011 7:50 PM | Report abuse

34 days until United's first 2011 league match!

Posted by: Curious99 | February 13, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Jacob, Goff had broken the news the other day that Charlie had canceled his flight back to France (was scheduled for this past Friday) so he could return to Washington and then ultimately to the Californian leg of camp on this coming Wednesday.

I did see that tweet, and I would like to think that the smiley emoticon means something positive.

Been waiting all day to see some post about Charlie ditching his agent and signing a loan contract on the plane ride back to Washington...:)

Posted by: DadRyan | February 13, 2011 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Missed that bit DaddyRy, but I'll agree with you in that rarely does a :) mean anything bad. That's what :( is for, after all.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | February 13, 2011 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the dive the player took in the Jozy game was pathetic...

Posted by: Reignking | February 13, 2011 11:45 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: retacline | February 14, 2011 6:40 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: universityandpark | February 14, 2011 8:10 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else getting a little curious about the Charlie Davies contract thingy?

Posted by: tcbannon | February 14, 2011 8:45 AM | Report abuse

If Payne can't get the deal done, we should march to RFK with pitchforks and torches and tear that trophy out of his hands... Today is my day off, hopefully we could squeeze that in before the Fulham/Chelsea match this afternoon. ;)

Posted by: DadRyan | February 14, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

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