Americans Abroad: Goals for Aron Johannsson, Terrence Boyd and Sacha Kljestan
It was another big week for Americans playing abroad, as three Americans got on the scoreboard with goals from Aron Johannsson, Sacha Kljestan and Terrence Boyd.
Jozy Altidore also tallied, but you won't see it on the scoresheet (more on that later).
In Germany, there was big news on the chase for dual-international Julian Green while Timmy Chandler picked up an assist.
Read about all that and much, much more in this week's edition of the Americans Abroad wrap.
The EPL Boys
It was an exciting weekend for the American contingent in the English Premier League.
In the 70th minute, Altidore outmuscled Gunner defender Barcary Sagna to score what should have been the tying goal. However, referee Martin Atkinson pulled the play back to give Sunderland a free kick outside the box where Sagna originally fouled Altidore and ignored the advantage and the goal.
Everton and Tim Howard beat Chelsea 1-0. It was a mixed effort from Howard, who was excellent on a first-half save on Ramires, but he was also saved embarrassment when he lost possession out of the back and Gareth Barry blocked a shot on the open Everton net to preserve the shutout.
Geoff Cameron and Stoke also had a big day, tying Manchester City 0-0. Cameron, once again, started at right-back for the Potters. Neither Maurice Edu nor Brek Shea made the 18 for Stoke.
Brad Guzan and Aston Villa lost 2-1 to Newcastle, with Guzan making six saves.
The big news out of Germany this week involved another German-American dual international, this time Bayern Munich prodigy Julian Green. It was widely reported this week that Green has stated he has not yet decided on his international future and playing for the United States is still a possibility.
In an interview with dfb.de Julian Green doesn't rule out choosing the US instead of Germany.— Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) September 13, 2013
Timmy Chandler made it out of the Nurnberg doghouse to get the start and pick up an assist in their match v. Braunschweig.
Jermaine Jones and Schalke beat Augsburg 1-0 with Jones coming off the bench in the 69th minute.
Steve Cherundolo is still recovering from injury and did not play in Hannover's 2-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
Fabian Johnson started at left-back for Hoffenheim in their 2-1 win over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Michael Parkhurst, once again, did not make the 18 for Augsburg.
John Anthony Brooks and Hertha lost to Stuttgart 1-0, with Brooks starting and going the distance.
Bobby Wood did not play in 1860 Munich's 0-0 tie with Aalen.
In the English Championship
Tim Ream got the start and played 90 minutes for Bolton, who lost 1-0 to Leeds. Stuart Holden is still recovering from injury.
Finally, Danny Williams got his first start for Reading in their 0-0 draw with Brighton.
Elsewhere in Europe
Terrence Boyd scored for Rapid Vienna in their 4-0 win over Innsbruck.
Sacha Kljestan continued his red hot start to 2013 with another goal for Anderlecht in their 5-0 win over KV Mechelen.
Oguchi Onyewu is reportedly training in France while looking for a new club.
Free agent Oguchi Onyewu fitness training in France. Some Euro clubs interested. PAOK in Greece among them, I'm told #usmnt— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) September 14, 2013
Michael Bradley and Roma play Parma on Monday.
Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg play Tromso later today.
Josh Gatt is still recovering from injury.
Alejandro Bedoya and Nantes beat Sochaux 1-0, with Bedoya starting and playing 75 minutes.
Conor O’Brien play Brondby later today.
Steve Clark and Honefoss play Start later today.
South of the Border
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The Tijuana contingent of Herculez Gomez, Greg Garza, Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Paul Arriola play Guadalajara later today.
Jose Torres and Tigres play Morelia later today.
DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Orozco and Puebla play Toluca later today.
Neither of the American youngsters, Benji Joya or Alonso Hernandez, made their respective 18's in action earlier this weekend.
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