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Americans Abroad review: Johannsson, Boyd and Bedoya all on the scoresheet

Oct 21, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

Johannsson of the U.S. celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal against Panama during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Panama City Reuters

Goals, goals, goals… Americans overseas just couldn’t stop hitting the back of the onion net over the weekend, with plenty of U.S. national team stars on target for their club sides across the globe.

And the man who stole the show, once again, was Aron Johannsson as the Icelandic-American scored twice and assisted on the third as AZ Alkmaar beat Cambuur 3-1 in the Dutch Eredivisie.

The USMNT forward, who got his first international goal last week against Panama, is in fine form this season with 12 goals in all competitions. His charge towards the U.S. squad for the 2014 World Cup is well underway.

Johannsson’s U.S. strike partner late on against Panama was Terrence Boyd, who came off the bench to score a penalty for Rapid Vienna in a 2-2 draw with Sturm Graz. Whilst another man appearing as a shoe in for Klinsmann’s WC squad is Nantes midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, who came off the bench late on to score his first goal in Ligue 1 to hand the Canaries a 1-0 win at Ajaccio.

Tim Howard and Everton held on for a crucial win against Hull City, with the USMNT ‘keeper having no chance on Yannick Sagbo‘s equalizer for the Tigers, Everton are now joint-fifth in the PL. Jozy Altidore came on a late substitute for Sunderland in their 4-0 loss at Swansea, as the Black Cats sit rock bottom of the PL.

Brad Guzan played the full 90 minutes as Aston Villa lost 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at home, with the Villans now sitting 13th and three points above the drop zone.

Plenty of other USMNT players weren’t in action this weekend, due to long trips on international duty, but in the Championship Tim Ream played a full 90 in Bolton’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, Zak Whitbread played 32 minutes as Derby beat Watford late on and Duane Holmes looked exciting after coming on for Huddersfield in their 2-1 loss to Leicester City.

In Mexico, Paul Arriola, Herculez Gomez, Greg Garza and Edgar Castillo all played in Club Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Toluca, while Michael Orozco played in Puebla 2-0 win over Atlas.

  1. hildezero - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    The only American forwards that I can think of that play in Europe are Jozy Altidore, Aron Johannsson, Terrence Boyd, Eugene Starikov, and Bobby Wood. I would like to know if there are anymore.

    • bostonredsoccer - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Depends on how you count “Americans.” Rossi, Kei Kamara and Shawn Parker are all US citizens and play forward in Europe. Juan Agudelo will be joining them in January.

    • notaretard - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Villyan Bijev, Danijal Brkovic, Lester Dewee, Conor Doyle (on loan to MLS but on the books in england), Jann George, Mike Grella, Joe Gyau, Stefan Jerome, Jerome Kiesewetter, Samuel Petrone, Jon-Paul Pittman, Billy Schuler, Matthew Taylor, Tony Taylor, Andrew Wooten, Devann Yao, and Preston Zimmermann

      • braxtonrob - Oct 22, 2013 at 2:48 AM

        Wow, I had no idea there were that many!

      • bear06 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:52 AM

        Gyau and Zimmerman are not forwards. BTW Preston Zimmerman (Ignorant douche) doesn’t play anymore.

  2. hildezero - Oct 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM


    Na, you’re wrong. Don’t be a smart ass. Gtfo.


    Thanks. I appreciate that. I forgot about Bijev.

    • bear06 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM

      Actually you’re wrong and he’s right. Your posts make you look like an ignorant fool.

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