U.S. Abroad: Weekend Hot (and Unlucky) List

Here's who has been hot (and this week unlucky) over the weekend among Americans abroad ...

HOT. Geoff Cameron. At the end of the summer transfer window, Cameron looked to headed away from Stoke, in search of a club where he could play in central midfield or at centerback. At the end of the year, he is back at right back, the position he hoped to graduate from, and playing well for Stoke City. The Potters posted a pair of shutouts, 1-0 at Everton and 2-0 against West Bromwich Albion, as they moved into a tie for 10th place with Liverpool.

UNLUCKY. Tim Howard. In 2013, Howard was sent off on Boxing Day, forcing him to miss his only game of the season in Everton's next outing. On Friday, Howard went off at the half with a calf injury that forced him to miss the Toffees' 3-2 loss at Newcastle United on Sunday. The loss was the third in a row for Everton, which dropped into a tie for 12th place.

On the move ...

Scottish first division (second level) club Hibernian hopes to conclude a deal for LA Galaxy striker Jack McBean as it uses the  January transfer window to rebuild its squad in face of long-term injuries to three players and Congolese striker Dominique Malonga's departure for the Africa Cup of Nations. McBean, 20, signed with the Galaxy at the age of 16 and made 17 appearances in his first three MLS seasons but spent the entire 2014 campaign with Galaxy II in USL PRO. McBean, who played for the USA at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, has a Scottish father.

HOT. Sacha Kljestan. In just his fifth league start of the season, Kljestan went the distance in a 4-0 win over Westerlo that kept Anderlecht four points behind leader Club Brugge as Belgium's Pro League broke until Jan. 19. Kljestan would like to move to a club where he can get more playing time. The only thing keeping him at Anderlecht is the defending champions will be short-handed in January as five players are expected to be gone for the Africa Cup of Nations

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