Americans Abroad 2011-2012

Americans Abroad 2011-2012

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Jozy Altidore | AZ Alkmaar

Age: 22

Club: AZ Alkmaar

Season Stats: 11 goals, 0 assists, 22 games.

Position: Forward

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 in 5-1 loss to Heerenveen, scoring AZ’s only goal.

Next Game: Dec. 10 vs. De Graafschap


Comments:
Altidore got off to a red-hot start with AZ, and seems to have finally found his goalscoring touch in Europe.

DaMarcus Beasley | Puebla
Age: 29

Club: Puebla

Season Stats: 2 goals, 2 assists, 16 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Played 90 and picked up a yellow card in 1-0 loss to U.A.N.L.
.
Next Game: Season over


Comments:
Beasley is off to a strong start in Mexico and seems to have found a place to get regular minutes.

Alejandro Bedoya | Rangers
Age: 24

Club: Rangers

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 8 games.

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Did not play in 2-1 win over Dunfermline.

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Hibernian.


Comments:
Bedoya completed his move to Rangers, and has yet to see significant minutes for the club.

Carlos Bocanegra | Rangers
Age: 32

Club: Rangers

Season Stats: 2 goal, 1 assists, 14 games

Position: Defender

Last Game: Did not play in 2-1 win over Dunfermline

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Hibernian


Comments:
Bocanegra has joined international teammates Alejandro Bedoya and Maurice Edu at Rangers, and has become a regular starter.

Michael Bradley | Chievo Verona

Age: 24

Club: Chievo Verona

Season Stats: 0 goals, 1 assists, 12 games.

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Started and played full 90 in 0-0 draw with Atalanta.

Next Game: Dec. 11 at Udinese.


Comments:
Bradley has transferred Chievo in the Italian top flight and has started his season strongly.

Edgar Castillo | Club Tijuana
Age: 24

Club: Club Tijuana

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 7 games (2011 Apertura, with America)

Position: Defender

Last Game:
Did not play in his America’s 3-1 loss to Cruz Azul.

Next Game:
Season over


Comments:
Edgar Castillo recently completed a transfer to Primera Division new boys Tijuana.

Timothy Chandler | FC Nurnberg
Age: 21

Club: FC Nurnberg

Season Stats: 1 goals, 2 assists, 17 games

Position: Defender

Last Game:
Started and played the full 90 in Nurnberg’s 2-0 loss to Hamburg.

Next Game: Dec. 10 vs. Hoffenheim.


Comments:
Chandler has cemented the starting right back position as his own for Nurnberg.

Steve Cherundolo | Hannover 96
Age: 32

Club: Hannover 96

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 15 games.

Position: Defender

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 in 1-1 draw with Freiburg.

Next Game: Dec. 10 vs. Bayer Leverkusen


Comments:
Cherundolo is winning his starting role back on a Hannover team competing in the Bundesliga and Europa League

Clint Dempsey | Fulham

Age: 28

Club: Fulham

Season Stats: 6 goals, 3 assists, 20 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Started, played the full 90 mintues and scored in Fulham’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Swansea City.


Comments:
Dempsey continues to star for Fulham and is looking to help the Cottagers back to the Europa League final this season.

Mikkel Diskerud | Stabæk
Age: 20

Club: Stabæk

Season Stats: 3 goals, 2 assists, 33 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Diskerud started and played the full 90 minutes in his team’s 0-0 draw with Sogndal.

Next Game: Season over.


Comments:
Diskerud continues to be a regular starter for his club and is a consistently solid performer at the club level.

Maurice Edu | Rangers
Age: 25

Club: Rangers

Season Stats: 2 goals, 1 assist, 20 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Started nd played 90 in 2-1 win over Dunfermline.

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Hibernian.


Comments:
Edu continues to be a major contributor for one of Scotland’s top two teams.

Brad Friedel | Tottenham
Age: 40

Club: Tottenham

Season Stats: 14 games, 18 goals conceded, 4 clean sheets

Position: Goalkeeper

Last Game: Played the full 90 minutes in goal as Tottenham beat Bolton 3-0.

Next Game: Dec. 11 at Stoke


Comments:
Friedel has solidified a place as Tottenham’s No. 1 in the early part of the season.

Josh Gatt | Molde
Age: 20

Club: Molde

Season Stats: 5 goals, 1 assist, 27 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:

Next Game: Season over


Comment:
Gatt is one of the United States’ emerging young stars, and became a regular starter this season in Norway’s top flight. Molde won the Norwegian Tippeligaen title this season.

Herculez Gomez | Estudiantes Tecos
Age: 29

Club: Estudiantes Tecos

Season Stats: 7 goals, 0 assists, 16 games

Position: Forward

Last Game: Started played 63 minutes in 3-0 loss to Querétaro

Next Game:
Season over


Comment:
Gomez had a strong season with Tecos, as he found his scoring touch.

 

Clarence Goodson | Brøndby

Age: 29

Club: Brøndby

Season Stats: 1 goals, 0 assists, 21 games

Position: Defender

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 in 1-1 draw with Koge.

Next Game: March 3 vs. SønderjyskE


Comments:
Goodson is now with one of the biggest club in Scandinavia and has seemingly found a comfortable spot in the starting group.

Stuart Holden | Bolton Wanderers
Age: 25

Club: Bolton Wanderers

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 1 game

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Injured

Next Game: Injured


Comments:
Holden made his return to the first team from the injury that ended his 2010-11 season early, but suffered a huge setback as cartilage damage was discovered, and was ruled another six months.

Tim Howard | Everton
Age: 32

Club: Everton

Season Stats: 13 games, 17 goals conceded, 2 clean sheets

Position: Goalkeeper

Last Game:
Started and went the full 90 minutes in Everton’s 1-0 loss vs. Stoke.

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Arsenal.


Comments:
Howard has started another season in goal for Everton, where he is a fan favorite and regarded as one of the top keepers in the EPL.

Fabian Johnson | Hoffenheim
Age: 23

Club: Hoffenheim

Season Stats: 1 goals, 3 assists, 13 games

Position: Defender/Midfielder

Last Game: Played 59 minutes a his club fell 2-0 to Leverkusen.

Next Game: Dec. 10, at Nurnberg.


Comment:
Johnson is getting steady minutes with Hoffenheim, and has impressed with the U.S. national team

 

Jermaine Jones | Schalke 04
Age: 29

Club: Schalke 04

Season Stats: 1 goals, 0 assists, 12 games.

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Was not in Schalke’s 18 against Augsburg.

Next Game: Dec. 9 at Hertha.


Comments:
Jones is looking to work his way back into Schalke’s rotation under new head coach Huub Stevens

Sacha Kljestan | Anderlecht
Age: 25

Club: Anderlecht

Season Stats: 2 goal, 3 assists, 21 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 minutes in Anderlecht’s 0-0 draw with OH Leuven, picking up a late yellow card.

Next Game:
Dec. 9 at Mechelen.


Comment:
Kljestan has started the season well with Anderlecht and looks to be a fixture in the starting lineup.

 

Eric Lichaj | Aston Villa

Age: 22

Club: Aston Villa

Season Stats: 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 game

Position: Defender

Last Game: Injured

Next Game: Injured


Comments:
Lichaj is sidelined with a hip injury, and could return soon.

Oguchi Onyewu | Sporting CP
Age: 29

Club: Sporting CP

Season Stats: 1 goal, 0 assists, 12 games.

Position: Defender

Last Game:
Started and played full 90 in 2-0 win over FC Zürich

Next Game: Dec. 10 vs. CD Nacional de Madeira (Primeira Liga)


Comments:
Onyewu has moved in and out of Sporting’s starting lineup this season.

Jose Torres | Pachuca
Age: 23

Club: Pachuca

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 8 games

Position: Midfielder

Last Game:
Injured

Next Game: Injured


Comments:
Torres was a regular for Pachuca before undergoing surgery on his left foot. He will miss several months.

Zak Whitbread | Norwich City
Age: 27

Club: Norwich City

Season Stats: 0 goals, 0 assists, 3 games

Position: Defender

Last Game:
Did dress but did not play in 5-1 loss to Manchester City.

Next Game: Dec. 10 vs. Newcastle.


Comments:
Whitbread has battled injuries in the early part of the EPL season.

Daniel Williams | Hoffenheim
Age: 22

Club: Hoffenheim

Season Stats: 0 goals, 1 assist, 11 games.

Position: Defender

Last Game: Started and played the full 90 minutes in Hoffenheim’s 2-0 loss to Leverkusen.

Next Game: Dec. 10 at Nurnberg.

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