Aron Johannsson was the big story for Americans playing abroad this weekend. In midweek Dutch Cup action, he scored a brace and then converted his penalty in the shootout as AZ Alkmaar advanced over Heerenveen. Then, this weekend, he scored again against Heerenveen, this time in Eredivisie league action, but AZ fell 5-1.
Johannsson was also in the news this week regarding a possible transfer to Scottish powerhouse Celtic.
Michael Bradley played 90 minutes in Roma's 4-0 win over Catania.
Alejandro Bedoya went the distance in Nantes' 2-0 loss to Saint Etienne.
Terrence Boyd's Rapid Vienna didn't play this week as the winter break in the Austrian Bundesliga has started, but he did see red in their last contest of the calendar year, a midweek 2-0 loss to Sturm Graz.
Sacha Kljestan missed Anderlecht's clash with Standard Liege with a calf injury, but is expected back soon.
The Norwegian trio of Mix Diskerud, Josh Gatt and Steve Clark are on winter break; however, Clark will not be back with Honefoss next season—he was acquired by Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew this week.
Conor O'Brien and Danish side OB are also on winter break.