It was a big week for Americans playing abroad, capped by a number of outstanding performances by the German-Americans, including two goals from Terrence Boyd and one from John Anthony Brooks.
Jermaine Jones was also in the news because of a new tattoo, Timmy Chandler made his long-awaited return from injury and Joe Gyau made his Bundesliga debut.
Fabian Johnson and Tim Ream had strong performances, and there's an injury update on DaMarcus Beasley as well as transfer rumors involving Mix Diskerud.
Read about all that and much, much more in this week's Americans abroad wrap.
The English Premier League Boys
Sunderland beat Cardiff 4-0, but Jozy Altidore did not get off the bench.
Geoff Cameron played 90 minutes for Stoke in their 1-0 loss to Tottenham. Brek Shea was not in the 18 for Stoke.
Brad Guzan was in the net for Aston Villa's 4-1 loss to Swansea.
Timmy Chandler made his return from injury and played the first half of Nurnberg's 2-0 loss to Mainz. Nurnberg is in serious relegation trouble with only two games to go.
In Bundesliga 2, Alfredo Morales went the distance in Ingolstadt's 1-1 draw with Cologne.
Bobby Wood played the final 34 minutes of 1860 Munchen's 2-1 win over Greuther Furth.
In the English Championship
Jonathan Spector went 90 minutes in Birmingham's 3-1 loss to Leeds. Will Packwood was not in the 18 for the Blues.
Tim Ream started for Bolton and Oguchi Onyewu started for Sheffield Wednesday in Bolton's 3-1 win. Tim Ream picked up an assist in the win for the Wanderers.
Duane Holmes started and played 63 minutes of Huddersfield's 2-0 loss to Leicester.
Eric Lichaj, Danny Williams and Stuart Holden were all out injured.
Elsewhere in Europe
Terrence Boyd once again bolstered his case for a spot on the U.S. World Cup roster with another two goals this weekend. Boyd scored both goals in Rapid Vienna's 2-1 win over Salzburg.
Jermaine Jones and Besiktas play later on Sunday, but Jones still ended up in the news this week after getting a new, patriotic tattoo only weeks before the 2014 World Cup.
Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg play Brann later today. There was also a report this week by the Metro's Kristian Dyer this week that Major League Soccer expansion franchise NYCFC is interested in the American midfielder.
Juan Agudelo played the last 26 minutes of Utrecht's 4-1 loss to Heerenveen.
Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht play Standard Liege later Sunday.
Alejandro Bedoya played 90 minutes of Nantes' 1-1 draw with Marseilles on Friday.
Conor O’Brien played the final 23 minutes of OB's 3-2 loss to AaB.
South of the Border
Tijuana lost to Leon 2-1 with Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona starting. Castillo went the distance, with Corona coming off in the 59th minute. Paul Arriola came on in the 84th minute. Greg Garza made the bench but did not play. Herculez Gomez was not in the 18 for Tijuana.
Jose Torres played 81 minutes of Tigres' 2-1 win over Atlas.
DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco's Puebla play later Sunday. After coming off last week with an injury that was feared to be threatening to Beasley's World Cup hopes, MLSSoccer.com's Tom Marshall has reported that the injury is not as bad as first expected.
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