Good morning all. It was a busy middle of the week for European-based American players, with 10 of them seeing action in league and cup games.
There were no goals scored but plenty of minutes logged. Not everyone got in on the action. Eddie Lewis, who was injured during Derby’s weekend FA Cup loss to Preston, will miss a month after minor knee surgery. As for teammate Benny Feilhaber and Hansa Rostock defender Heath Pearce? Both are still in the doghouse and neither of them dressed for mid-week games.
Here is how the Americans in Europe did this week:
Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 0-0 tie vs.
Fulham Wigan on Tuesday.
Carlos Bocanegra came off the bench and played seven minutes for Fulham.
Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Everton’s 0-0 tie against Tottenham on Wednesday.
Marcus Hahnemann started, played 90 minutes and made seven saves in Reading’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday.
Bobby Convey started and played 84 minutes for Reading.
Jonathan Spector came off the bench and played nine minutes in West Ham United’s 1-0 win against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Jay DeMerit started and played 90 minutes in Watford’s 1-1 tie against Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Gregg Berhalter started and played 90 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 3-2 win against Alemania Aachen in German Cup Round of 16 play on Tuesday. 1860 overcame a 2-0 deficit with three goals in the final seven minutes.
Josh Wolff started and played 59 minutes for 1860 Munich.
Quentin Westberg dressed but did not play in FC Troyes’ 1-0 win against Sedan on Tuesday.