Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
MAKING A LIST: Americans in Europe
by Paul Kennedy, September 3rd, 2008 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

With the close of the summer transfer market, it's time to take account of Americans playing in Europe. There are 73 Americans -- U.S. citizens who were raised in the United States or have played for U.S. national teams -- listed on the first teams of first or second division clubs.

There are 23 players who arrived from the USA for the new season, whether the spring-fall season in Scandinavia or the fall-spring season that just began in most of Europe.

Nine came from MLS teams -- including U.S. Olympians Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan and Maurice Edu, who were sold in multi-million dollar deals -- and seven played college soccer in 2007.

Two other Olympians, Michael Bradley and Freddy Adu, switched European leagues, and their teammate, Danny Szetela, completed a permanent move from Spain's La Liga to Italy's Serie B.

For all the Americans in Europe ...


Austria (3)
D1:
Damon Wilson, KSV Superfund (Monmouth Univ.)
Preston Zimmerman, KSV Superfund (Hamburg)
D2:
Matt Luzunaris, FC Magna (Schwanenstadt)

Belgium (3)
D1:
Oguchi Onyewu, Standard Liege
Jared Jeffrey, Club Brugge (U.S. under-17 residency)
Patrick Lane, Cercle Brugge (Loyola Marymount)

Denmark (5)
D1:
Dan Califf, FC Midtjylland (Aalborg)
Benny Feilhaber, AGF Aarhus (Derby County)
Tally Hall, Esbjerg
Jeremiah White, AGF Aarhus
Lee Nguyen, Randers FC

England (11)
D1:
Clint Dempsey, Fulham
Brad Friedel, Aston Villa (Blackburn Rovers)
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (Chivas USA)
Tim Howard, Everton
Jonathan Spector, West Ham
D2:
Bobby Convey, Reading
Kyle Davies, Southampton
Jay DeMerit
, Watford
Eddie Johnson, Cardiff City (Fulham-loan)
Marcus Hahnemann,  Reading
Frank Simek, Sheffield Wed.

Faeroe Islands (1)
D1:
Joe Zewe, KI Klaksvik (Pittsburgh Riverhounds)

Finland (3)
D1:
Tony Odorisio
, FC KooTeePee-Finland (free agent)
D2:

Matt McKenna, PK-35
Lawrence Smith, KPV

France (3)
D1:
Freddy Adu
, Monaco (Benfica-loan)
Carlos Bocanegra, Rennes (Fulham)
D2:
Quentin Westberg, Troyes

Germany (10)
D1:
Bryan Arguez, Hertha Berlin
Michael Bradley, Bor. Moenchengladbach (Heerenveen)
Steve Cherundolo, Hannover 96
Neven Subotic, Borussia Dortmund (Mainz)
Sal Zizzo, Hannover 96
D2:
Gregg Berhalter, 1860 Munich
Grover Gibson, Rot-Weiss Ahlen
Heath Pearce
, Hansa Rostock
Louis Robles, Kaiserslautern
Matt Taylor
, Koblenz (Hollywood United)

Greece (1)
D2:
Peter Philipakos, Ethnikos (SIAD Most)

Hungary (1)
D2:
Carlos Diaz, Ferencvaros (free agent)

Iceland (1)
D2:
Chris Vorenkamp, Víkingur (IBV)

Ireland (4)
D1:
Ryan Guy, St. Patrick's
Chris Konopka, Bohemians (Kansas City Wizards)
D2:
Max Cream, Cobh Ramblers (Shelbourne)
Nate Weiss, Longford Town

Italy (1)
D2:
Danny Szetela, Brescia (Racing Santander)

Netherlands (1)
D2:
Charles Kazlauskas, Top Oss

Norway (13)
D1:
Adin Brown, Aalesund
Willis Forko, Bodo/Glimt (Real Salt Lake)
Troy Perkins, Valerenga (D.C. United)
Brian Waltrip, Molde (Sandefjord)
Brian West, Fredrikstad
D2:
Matt Allen, Bryne (Creighton Univ.)
Chris Gbandi, Haugesund (FC Dallas)
Clarence Goodson, Start (San Jose Earthquakes)
Joe Lapira, Nybergsund (Notre Dame Univ.)
Jay Needham, Alta (Puerto Rico Islanders)
Chris Rodd
, Bryne (Univ. of San Francisco)
Kyle Veris, Hodd (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Cam Weaver, Haugesund

Scotland (4)
D1:
DaMarcus Beasley, Rangers
Maurice Edu, Rangers (Toronto FC)
Michael Videira, Hamilton Academical (Duke Univ.)
D2:
Tom Parratt, Queen of the South (Hamilton Academical)

Serbia (1)
D1:
Will John
, Cukaricki Stankom (Randers FC)

Spain (2)
D1:
Jozy Altidore, Villarreal (New York Red Bulls)
Giuseppe Rossi, Villarreal

Sweden (5)
D1:
Colin Burns
, Ljungskile (KPV)
Charlie Davies
, Hammarby
Ryan Raybould, Gefle (Sandvikens IF)
Etchu Tabe, Ljungskile (free agent)
D2:
Chris Loftus, Bunkeflo (Duke Univ.)

 

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Aleksander Ceferin    
"It will be part of the evaluation, and I am sure it will not help the ...
Sneak Peek: Real Salt Lake banks on new playmaker    
After missing the MLS playoffs for the first time in seven years in 2015, Real Salt ...
Sneak Peek: Crew collapse prompts big defensive changes    
American keeper Zach Steffen and Ghanaian internationals Jonathan Mensah and Mohammed Abu are among the significant ...
U.S. Abroad: Geoff Cameron is back in action at Stoke    
U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena got good news four weeks before the USA faces Honduras ...
What They're Saying: Dr. Gina Agredano    
"He just stopped breathing, and that was when it was game on. I said to myself ...
What They're Saying: Francis Kone    
"It has been four times. Once in Thailand and twice in Africa. I’m always checking the ...
Video Pick: U.S. beach keeper scores twice    
When the USA fell, 6-4, to Panama in the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship, ...
Video Pick: How Bayern beat HSV 8-0    
For the second time in two years, Hamburg SV fell, 8-0, in to Bayern in the ...
MLS Business: Crew makes Acura jersey sponsor    
Columbus Crew SC and Acura reached a three-year sponsorship agreement making Acura the MLS club's jersey ...
MLS Preseason: Columbus and Houston win tournaments    
The Columbus Crew won the Carolina Challenge Cup and Houston Dynamo captured the Desert Diamond Cup ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives