Foreign action for Americans ahead of Mexico clash
[AMERICANS ABROAD] A handful of the Americans on the U.S. roster for its World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Wednesday saw league action last weekend, in Germany and France (whose 2009-10 seasons got underway), and in Denmark and Mexico.
GERMANY. Borussia Moenchengladbach's Michael Bradley played the first 70 minutes, and was yellow-carded, in a 3-3 tie with VfL Bochum, which like Gladbach narrowly escaped relegation last season. Bochum came back from a three-goal deficit. All six goals had been scored when Bradley left the game. Gladbach played a man-down for the last half-hour.
Right back Steve Cherundolo was also cautioned, while going the full 90 for Hannover in a 1-0 loss at Hertha Berlin.
FRANCE. Defender Carlos Bocanegra went the full 90 in Rennes' 3-0 win over promoted Boulogne.
Striker Charlie Davies came on in 71st minute for Sochaux in its 1-0 win at Auxerre.
MEXICO. Midfielder Jose Francisco Torres came on for Pachuca in the 53rd minute of a 2-0 win at Atlante. He entered the game with the score 1-0.
Torres is the U.S. player who should be best acclimated to Mexico City's altitude. Pachuca lies nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, higher than Mexico City (7,349 feet).
DENMARK. Benny Feilhaber went the full 90 for Aarhus in a 2-1 win over HB Koge.
ENGLAND. Keeper Tim Howard had no chance on JJ Luque's free-kick goal in Everton's 2-1 win over Spanish La Liga club Malaga, which went down, 2-1, in the friendly.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Jones and Vanney are pivotal figures for midweek matches Sept. 3, 12:04 a.m. |
[MLS PREVIEW: Week 26] Two vital Eastern Conference games and a seemingly cushy road date for ... Czech Republic-USA Gameday Guide Sept. 2, 11:41 p.m.
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY] The USA kicks off a new era when it faces the Czech Republic Wednesday ... Four international friendlies to watch Sept. 2, 10:25 p.m.
[DATEBOOK] FIFA has scrapped the August friendly, but international action returns early in September with games ... Top scorer Gallardo joins residency program Sept. 2, 9:16 p.m.
[USA UNDER-17 MEN] There are plenty of changes in the U.S. under-17 residency program as nine ... Trio joins team at Buenos Aires training camp Sept. 2, 8:58 p.m.
[USA UNDER-20 MEN] U.S. under-20 men's national team head coach Tab Ramos brought in Columbus Crew ... Scorpions unveil plans for Toyota Field expansion Sept. 2, 8:33 p.m.
[MLS EXPANSION] The NASL's San Antonio Scorpions released plans for doubling the capacity of Toyota Field, ... Keane nutmegs and scores with sweet chip Sept. 2, 8:14 p.m.
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Robbie Keane nutmegged a defender then chipped the goalkeeper ... What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann Sept. 2, 7:55 p.m.
"Canada, Honduras, Costa Rica, Mexico, whoever plays in MLS, the foreign guys, they all go. But ... What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann Sept. 2, 7:53 p.m.
"That he's made some statements that he's not content, sees it differently, that's legitimate and that's ... Regional championship kicks off in Washington Sept. 2, 7:35 p.m.
[COPA CENTROAMERICANA] Such is the drawing power of Central American teams that Uncaf, the governing body ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives