USMNT Watch: Julian Green, Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea Possibly on the Move

John D. Halloran@JohnDHalloranContributor IISeptember 1, 2014

It was a hectic week for Americans playing abroad with Julian Green, Geoff Cameron, Brek Shea and Duane Holmes all in the transfer headlines and United States men’s national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announcing his first post-2014 World Cup roster.

Tim Howard was also in the news after a bust-up in Everton’s game against Chelsea, and assists were credited this week to a number of American players, including Fabian Johnson and Alfredo Morales.

U.S. youth international Alonso Hernandez also made his mark this week, scoring a goal for Monterrey in Copa MX action.

Check out all the action in this week’s wrap-up of American stars playing abroad.


National Team Duty

On Thursday, Klinsmann announced his first USMNT roster since the 2014 World Cup, naming 22 players for the team’s September 3 friendly against the Czech Republic.

Here’s the full roster—which only includes one Major League Soccer player.

GOALKEEPERS: Cody Cropper (Southampton), Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Timmy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt), Greg Garza (Club Tijuana), Fabian Johnson (Borussia Monchengladbach), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Tim Ream (Bolton)
MIDFIELDERS: Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Emerson Hyndman (Fulham), Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt), Brek Shea (Stoke City)
FORWARDS: Jozy Altidore (Sunderland), Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund II), Jordan Morris (Stanford), Rubio Rubin (Utrecht), Bobby Wood (1860 Munich)


The English Premier League Boys

It’s been a crazy week for American defender Geoff Cameron. On Monday, NBC Sports’ Joe Prince-Wright reported that Cameron was on the verge of a move—with Italian side Lazio and English Premier League sides Hull, Leicester, Sunderland and Southampton all in the picture. But then, in a rare start for Stoke midweek, Cameron was injured, potentially putting a move on hold just days before the transfer window closes. Cameron was also among those called up by Klinsmann for national team duty next week, but was dropped from the roster after further consultation with Stoke’s medical team.

Cameron, of course, missed Stoke’s win over Manchester City this weekend, as did teammate Brek Shea, who may be on his way to Southampton according to a report this week by’s Ives Galarcep.

Tim Howard and Everton had a rough day, getting shellacked by Chelsea 6-3. Howard was carded for an incident after Chelsea’s third goal when he stood up for teammate Seamus Coleman being mocked for an own goal.

Jozy Altidore and Sunderland lost 1-0 to Queens Park Rangers with Altidore playing the final eight minutes.

Brad Guzan made two saves in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win over Hull.


Ze Germans

Julian Green will apparently be joining Hamburg for the rest of the 2014-15 season on loan, according to multiple reports this week and confirmed through Green’s father by ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle.

Fabian Johnson played the final 15 minutes of Borussia Monchengladbach’s 0-0 draw with Freiburg this weekend and picked up an assist (2:57 mark of the video) in its midweek Europa League win.

Timmy Chandler played the final 34 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt in its 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg.

John Anthony Brooks made his 2014-15 Bundesliga debut in Hertha Berlin’s 4-2 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

Down in Bundesliga 2, Alfredo Morales put in 90 minutes for Ingolstadt and reportedly picked up two assists in its 3-0 win over Sandhausen.

Bobby Wood played 76 minutes of 1860 Munich’s 1-1 draw with Darmstadt.

Terrence Boyd is still out injured.


In the English Championship

Emerson Hyndman was back in the starting lineup for Fulham after missing out the last two weeks. Fulham picked up its first point of the season, tying Cardiff 1-1, and Hyndman completed 91 percent of his passes according to

Jonathan Spector played 90 minutes at right-back in Birmingham’s 4-0 loss to Wigan. Will Packwood did not dress for the Blues.

Eric Lichaj started and went the distance in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

Tim Ream started at left-back and played the full match for Bolton in its 1-0 loss to Leeds.

Duane Holmes has been loaned from Huddersfield Town to League 2 side Bury until January. He played the final 12 minutes of his first match with his new club.

Danny Williams is still out injured for Reading.


Elsewhere in Europe

Rubio Rubin made his second start of the 2014-15 season for Utrecht in its 3-1 loss to Heerenveen and played 57 minutes.

Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg beat Viking 2-1 with Diskerud playing the entire match.

Sacha Kljestan played the final 26 minutes of Anderlecht’s 2-2 draw with Club Bruges.

Alejandro Bedoya started and went 82 minutes for Nantes in its 1-0 win over Montpellier.

Conor O’Brien went the distance in Wiener Neustadt’s 1-0 win over RZ Pellets WAC.

Aron Johannsson and Josh Gatt are both out injured.


South of the Border

Greg Garza and Joe Corona started and went the distance for Tijuana in its 1-1 draw with Leones Negros. Paul Arriola came off the bench for the final 18 minutes.

Edgar Castillo started for Atlas and played the entire match in its 1-1 draw with Santos.

Alonso Hernandez played the final 17 minutes for Monterrey in its 1-0 win over Queretaro and picked up the game-winning goal in a midweek Copa MX match (goal at the 1:50 mark, h/t

Jose Torres played the final 36 minutes for Tigres in its 2-0 loss to Jaguares. Herculez Gomez did not dress for Tigres.

Michael Orozco went 90 minutes in Puebla’s 3-2 win over Morelia.


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