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Nguyen gets his revenge
by Paul Kennedy, May 15th, 2012 1:52AM

TAGS:  americans abroad, mls, new england revolution


[MLS IMPORTS WATCH] After two seasons in the Netherlands, where he made one appearance for PSV, one in Denmark and two in Vietnam, Lee Nguyen returned home to play in MLS. His first stop was Vancouver, where he lasted two and a half months before being waived. But he got his revenge when he scored his first two MLS goals -- including a volley from outside the penalty area -- and added an assist for New England in its 4-1 win over the Whitecaps on Saturday, earning MLS Player of the Week honors.

“I wouldn’t say revenge, but I’m just relieved,” Nguyen said. “I’m happy with the win. With the way it ended up, I couldn’t have scripted it any better. I’m glad for my teammates. We didn’t give up after that first goal. It was a great win.”

Of the 10 Americans brought back from abroad this season, only Nguyen and Japanese-American Jun Marques Davidson have eight or more starts.

Edson Buddle (one goal) has been a disappointment in his return to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Kamani Hill, who had played only 15 first-team pro games in five seasons in Germany and Portugal, has already scored three goals in 232 minutes of play spread over seven games.

But Jeremiah White with a single two-minute stint for the Revs is the only other returnee to make an appearance.

795 Jun Marques Davidson (Vancouver)
718 Lee Nguyen (New England), 2 goals, 1 assist
532 Edson Buddle (Los Angeles), 1 goal, 1 assist
232 Kamani Hill
(Colorado), 3 goals, 1 assist
2 Jeremiah White (New England)
0 Jonathan Borrajo (New York)
0 Jeremy Vuolo (New York)
0 Michael Thomas (Sporting KC)
0 Chris Rolfe (Chicago)
0 Ryan Maduro

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