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MAKING A LIST: Americans in Europe
by Paul Kennedy, September 3rd, 2008 7AM

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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.)

 

 



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