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Chandler injured on grim Saturday
by Paul Kennedy, February 8th, 2014 2:32PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] It was a grim Saturday, to say the least, for U.S. World Cup hopefuls playing in Europe. Timmy Chandler had to be taken to the hospital with a knee injury (meniscus tear) suffered in Nuremberg's Frankisch-Bayerisches derby with German champion Bayern Munich.

Of the 14 U.S. World Cup hopefuls whose clubs were in action on Saturday afternoon, just seven played. Of the four who went the distance, all were playing at home, but no one won. Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) and Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) both lost.

Nuremberg said Chandler was expected to be out 8-10 weeks. The injury, which came in the 8th minute of his 100th Bundesliga game, was a huge blow as he had been playing very well to draw the attention of U.S. national team Jurgen Klinsmann, in whose doghouse he's been for much of the last year. It was a rough day for Nuremberg, which lost young striker David Ginczek for six weeks with an injury.



Unable to play with calf injuries were Oguchi Onyewu (who had been also been making a late bid since his move to Sheffield Wednesday and Aron Johannsson (injured Tuesday in the same game he scored his 21st goal for AZ). Once again, Sacha Kljestan did not get off the bench at Anderlecht, where he has made one league appearance in the last two months

Leading Scorers (2013-14):
21+1 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
12 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
8 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

Friday ...

German-American Andrew Wooten scored on his first touch with his new club to give FSV Frankfurt a 2-1 win at Bochum as the German Bundesliga 2 resumed Friday night after the winter break. The goal was Wooten's 10th in the second division in 40 games.

Soccer on TV: Weekend Schedule

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 0-2 vs. West Ham United
Sunday:
Tim Howard, Everton (England), at Tottenham

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-1 vs. Monterrey
Saturday:
John Brooks (did not dress), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 3-0 at Hamburg
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 2-2 at Southampton
Timmy Chandler (9 minutes), Nuremberg (Germany), 0-2 vs. Bayern Munich
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England), 1-1 at Blackpool
Oguchi Onyewu (did not dress), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 2-0 at Reading
Tim Ream (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 2-2 vs. Bournemouth
Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Guadalajara
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96 (Germany), at Schalke 04
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Guadalajara

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Jermaine Jones (did not dress), Besiktas (Turkey), 2-1 at Gaziantepspor
Joe Corona (sub: 14 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-1 vs. Monterrey
Saturday:
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 2-2 vs. Bournemouth
Fabian Johnson (on bench), Hoffenheim (Germany), at Freiburg
Sacha Kljestan (on bench), Anderlecht (Belgium), at Courtrai
Brek Shea (45 minutes), Barnsley (England D2), 2-2 vs. Ipswich Town
Jose Torres, Tigres (Mexico), vs. Santos -- late game
Danny Williams (64 minutes), Reading (England D2), 0-2 vs. Sheffield Wed.
Sunday:
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. Lyon
Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)

FORWARDS:
Friday:
Herculez Gomez (60 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-1 vs. Monterrey
Saturday:
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes), Sunderland (England), 0-2 vs. Hull City
Aron Johannsson (did not dress), AZ (Netherlands), at Go Ahead Eagles -- in progress
Sunday:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs. RKC
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), vs. Austria Vienna
Clint Dempsey, Fulham (England), at Man. United
Monday:
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2), vs. Fortuna Duesseldorf


2 comments
  1. Allan Lindh
    commented on: February 9, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.
    Nothing like focusing on the gloomy side. On the other hand, Geoff Chandler put in another good shift in a draw against a good Southampton side, helping keep his side mid-table. Tim Ream is now a regular for a Bolton side that got a point and is clawing it's way out of relegation. Biggest worry is that Jermaine Jones is not getting playing time in Turkey, and that Deuce is getting time at Fulham and it isn't helping.
  1. John Lakers
    commented on: February 10, 2014 at 3:01 a.m.
    @Allan Lindh: Geoff Chandler? Also Ream really isn't good enough for the national team and Jones hasn't played for his new club Besiktas yet because he recently picked up an injury.

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