Heading into an international break, things could not have gone much worse this week for Americans playing abroad.
On the injury front, Jurgen Klinsmann confirmed this week that the injuries to Michael Bradley and John Anthony Brooks would keep them out of international duty while Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams also picked up knocks.
Alejandro Bedoya missed his game this weekend due to illness, Jermaine Jones was benched and Timmy Chandler's Nuremberg got trounced 5-0.
To make matters worse, Jozy Altidore's Sunderland lost again with Altidore still scoreless in the English Premier League campaign. Tim Howard scored an own goal against Manchester City and Jose Torres both missed a penalty and picked up a red card this week.
Read about all the details in this week's edition of Americans Abroad.