It was a miserable weekend for Americans in Europe, where only nine of the 22 World Cup hopefuls played.
Of the nine, six lost and three tied.
The injury list grew as 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.
Players who did not dress included forwards Clint Dempsey
and Terrence Boyd
and midfielder Alejandro Bedoya
.MEXICO. DaMarcus Beasley
left Puebla's game against Guadalajara on his own power, limping off in the second half after being stomped on in the
1-0 loss to Chivas. Saturday ... Timmy Chandler
's season could be finished after he had to taken
to the hospital for a CAT early in Nuremberg's Fränkisch-Bayerisches derby with German champion Bayern Munich.
Nuremberg said Chandler was expected to be out 8-10 weeks. The injury,
which came in the 8th minute of his 100th Bundesliga, was a huge blow as he had been playing very well to draw the attention
of U.S. national team Jurgen
, 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 a
knee injury (cruciate ligament). Both players were scheduled to have surgery Monday in Augsburg.
-- Also unable to play was Oguchi Onyewu
, who had
been making a late bid since his move to Sheffield Wednesday. 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
8 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht) (Goals in all club competitions.)
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. U.S. World Cup Contenders: IN
came off bench.
did not dress.
(90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 0-2 vs. West Ham
(90 minutes), Everton (England), 0-1 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
(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:
(73 minutes), Puebla
(Mexico), 0-1 vs. Guadalajara
Steve Cherundolo (did not dress), Hannover 96 (Germany), 0-2 at Schalke 04 Michael Orozco
(90 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 0-1 vs.
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
, at Freiburg
Sacha Kljestan (on bench), Anderlecht (Belgium), at Courtrai Brek Shea
Barnsley (England D2), 2-2 vs. Ipswich Town
Jose Torres (on bench), Tigres (Mexico), vs. Santos -- late game Danny Williams
(64 minutes), Reading
(England D2), 0-2 vs. Sheffield Wed. Sunday:
Alejandro Bedoya (did not dress), Nantes (France), 1-2 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:
(90 minutes), FC Utrecht (Netherlands), 2-5 vs. RKC
Terrence Boyd (did not dress),
Rapid Vienna (Austria), 3-1 vs. Austria Vienna
Clint Dempsey (did not dress), Fulham (England), 2-2 at Man. United Monday:
Bobby Wood, 1860
Munich (Germany D2), vs. Fortuna Duesseldor