Americans Abroad: Monday Rewind

Clint Dempsey 7 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Clint Dempsey just cannot and will not stop scoring.

Just as Fulham looked set for defeat against Chelsea in their Monday match-up, Dempsey headed home the equalizer to give Fulham a 1-1 draw. The goal was Dempsey's third in his last two games and gives him 22 across all competitions this season.

On a day where over two dozen Americans had games, Dempsey was not the only American to find the back of the net. Mike Grella opened his account for League One side Bury, netting the opener in a 4-1 win over Colchester United. The goal was Grella's first for any club since bagging four in one game last November.

One player who did not score, but did make his professional debut was Billy Schuler. The former North Carolina forward came off the bench in stoppage time in Hammarby's 1-0 win against Halmstad, a match that marked Gregg Berhalter's official debut as a head coach for Hammarby. Ryan Miller started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card for Halmstad in the second division Sweden match.

Here is how the Americans Abroad did on Monday:

ENGLAND

Premiership

  • Tim Howard started and played 90 minutes in Everton's 4-0 win vs. Sunderland.
  • Marcus Hahnemann did not dress for Everton.
  • Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers' 2-0 loss vs. Newcastle United.
  • Stuart Holden did not dress for Bolton Wanderers. He is recovering from an injury.
  • Brad Friedel started, played 90 minutes and made 2 saves in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 loss vs. Norwich City.
  • Zak Whitbread did not dress in Norwich City's 2-1 win vs. Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Eric Lichaj started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw vs. Stoke City.
  • Brad Guzan dressed but did not play for Aston Villa.
  • Clint Dempsey started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Fulham's 1-1 draw vs. Chelsea. 

Championship

  • Conor Doyle did not dress in Derby County's 2-0 win vs. Leeds United. He is recovering from a hamstring injury.
  • Robbie Rogers came off the bench and played 14 minutes in Leeds United's 2-0 loss vs. Derby County.
  • Robbie Findley did not dress in Nottingham Forest's 1-0 win vs. Peterborough United.
  • Daniel Potts did not dress in West Ham United's 3-3 draw vs. Birmingham City.
  • Jonathan Spector did not dress in Birmingham City's 3-3 draw vs. West Ham United. He is recovering from a thigh injury.

League One

  • Mike Grella started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Bury's 4-1 win vs. Colchester United.
  • Anton Peterlin did not dress in Walsall's 1-0 loss vs. Charlton Athletic.
  • Frank Simek started and played 90 minutes in Carlisle United's 0-0 draw vs. Scunthorpe United.

PORTUGAL

  • Oguchi Onyewu did not dress in Sporting CP's 1-0 win vs. Benfica.

DENMARK

  • Clarence Goodson started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Brondby IF's 1-1 draw vs. HB Koge.
  • Brad Rusin dressed but did not play in HB Koge's 1-1 draw vs. Brondby IF.
  • Conor O'Brien started and played 90 minutes in SonderjyskE's 1-1 draw vs. Odense BK.

NORWAY

  • Josh Gatt started and played 90 minutes in Molde FK's 2-1 win vs. Brann.
  • Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in Honefoss BK's 1-1 draw vs. Fredrikstad.
  • Ricardo Clark started and played 90 minutes in Stabaek IF's 3-0 loss vs. Tromso.
  • Sean Cunningham started and played 90 minutes for Stabaek IF.

SWEDEN

Superettan

  • Billy Schuler came off the bench and played 1 minute in Hammarby IF's 1-0 win vs. Halmstads BK.
  • Ryan Miller started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Halmstads BK's 1-0 loss vs. Hammarby IF.

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What do you think of Dempsey's latest goal? Think Grella will score more for Bury in the coming weeks? What are your thoughts on the rest of the performances?

Share your thoughts below.

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56 Responses to Americans Abroad: Monday Rewind

  1. johnvan12 says:

    Anybody see how Tim Ream did today?

  2. mark says:

    Dempsey!!!!

    I want to see Dempsey and Herculez Gomez paired up top for the USMNT. (please)

  3. brian I says:

    haha ummm well he got completely man handled by Shola Ameobi on Newcastle’s second goal…not a good moment for him.

  4. WeatherManNX01 says:

    Dempsey is a freaking beast. That is all.

  5. happyjuggler0 says:

    Unfortunately I think Dempsey’s goal will be officially called an own goal.

  6. Neruda says:

    How is his phone not ringing off the hook? He’s amazing.

  7. Chupacabra says:

    He got reamed.

  8. K-Town says:

    Who said his phone isn’t ringing off the hook? He just made a public announcement that he will wait till summer to make a decision about staying at Fulham or leaving. Must have said that for a reason. He is smart to wait.

  9. Dimidri says:

    Ives-
    Is there any way you could make this a regular thing, i.e. a midweek review? Maybe not now but even a couple of weeks ago, there were plenty of Americans playing in midweek action(Herc, Europa League, etc.).
    Any way you could put up Tony Taylor’s goal from Portugal’s 2nd division?

    Thanks

  10. ThaDeuce says:

    Tha Deuce, is loose.

  11. wes says:

    link to youtube.com the dempsey goal. pause the video at 24 seconds and notice the look/jersey of the 2 in the front row! way to represent!

  12. pancholama says:

    Yes indeed – not quite a killer strike, more of a glancing blow, by Gary Cahill’s left bun-cheek.

    I actually think Clint should still get credit.

  13. GorillaWearsJockStrap says:

    didnt they play together in the east texas mexican leagues as kids? or was that him and gringo torres? duece is very very sick man

  14. * says:

    it is, but he’s a very professional man and remains focused on the season.

  15. ^ says:

    just dont go to Italy, cause they’ll think his nickname is il duce

  16. George says:

    Here is both goals from the game

    link to footytube.com

  17. Boris says:

    Whoever it was on Chelsea that put their hands up to try and block Clint’s header is pathetic. I know, I know, it’s a part of the game, but to me, anyone that would purposely block a goal-bound attempt like that after they’ve gotten beat has no honor or sense of fair play. I’m glad it went in!

  18. steveo says:

    that would be John Terry. For Terry, on a list of his wanker-like moves this would not even crack the top 1000….

  19. CSD says:

    He had his arm up before the shot. It looked like he was claiming that Etuhu was grabbing him on the play. After the goal went in he still had his arms up looking around for a call.

  20. Astorian says:

    Gomez is from Vegas.

  21. Kevin_Amold says:

    Yeah, I’m as big a hater of Terry as there is, but I think the hands up was a protest for what he deems to be a foul. No deal at all….

  22. Indigo Montoya says:

    chupacabra, que pasa?

  23. AC says:

    Amazing part is how versatile Dempsey is. He can play all along the midfield front line as well as a forward.

  24. Duneman says:

    You can pay Torres big money and put him on a top team…but he doesnt score goals. You can pay Balotelli big money and put him on a top team, but he can kill the locker room. So for Clint besides age I just dont see any reason to put a good class act player that works great on a team and scores goals in big games in the mid or even as a striker if needed. There are guys on teams better then FFC and making more then clint…i think it is time that one of these top teams brings him on. Hes not a “US player” that a team has to fear people thinking he was bought to appeal to the US audience (if that is even a fear) but one of the top players period. If the EPL’s top 4 or 5 are not ready to take him I hope he goes to a big team in Italy or Germany or France…I hope he stays in the EPL….but I cant wait to see what he does on the big stage for a power team if he leaves FFC.

  25. david m says:

    Good post-game interview with Dempsey and Murphy. link to skysports.com,,16470_7662520,00.html

  26. nb says:

    danny murphy said he never played with anyone who trains as hard as clint. mad respect, dude has earned it.

  27. abc says:

    Instead of Shea types on the wing I’d like to see this:

    —-Altidore——-
    Donovan-Dempsey-Gomez
    —Jones-Bradley—
    FJ-Boca-Ream-Chandler
    ——Howard——–

  28. PD says:

    love how there were two Fulham fans in USMNT jerseys near the corner flag when he is celebrating (right at the beginning of the clip)

  29. ThaDeuce says:

    WOW Thanks so much David. I was impressed when Danny first complimented Clint. But then when he just goes on and on I got goosebumps. Very very high compliments from a very very well respected man. Cheers to Clint!

    Without the compliments, this video is amazing. With them it is extraordinary. : )

    Thanks again.

  30. ThaDeuce says:

    …”I’ve trained with anyone like this man. I’m telling you he is unbelievable…”

    Amazing to hear Deuce finally getting some of that respect.

  31. ThaDeuce says:

    oops

    …I’ve NEVER trained…

  32. Andy in Atlanta says:

    I thought that at first but check the direction of the ball on the lone overhead replay… it could very well have been going directly to the inner post and in most cases they call that good enough on frame and award the goal to the player… he already had that wonder strike of a goal taken away since it hit off the keepers back… I think the FA statisticians will give him the benefit of the doubt…

  33. ThaDeuce says:

    Disagree. If you watch the replay you will see him move his arm down trying to block the ball with his right arm and hand before it goes in. he may have brushed it actually. Total do-uche, but agree this is nothing new or big for Terry.

  34. ThaDeuce says:

    he salutes them in one clip.

  35. NE Matt says:

    Not to take anything away from Clint, but Murphy stole the video for me. He’s composed, smart, tactful and thoughtful in his answers. I can definitely see him as a manager in the Prem someday.

  36. Andy says:

    Holden>Jones
    Gooch>Ream
    Lichaj>Chandler

  37. Taylor says:

    yea i think he’ll keep the goal. it was deflected, but if you look it only turned the ball in about 2 or 3 yards inside the post, it was probably going right at the post, who knows if it would have bounced in or out. they will usually give them the benefit of the doubt unless it is way off the mark.

  38. thaDeuce says:

    Nobody is suggesting Clint should be a manager, so I’ll agree there. However, I thought Murphy put the focus completely on Clint, and then on Frei a bit as well. Classy, but also giving them more spotlight than himself.

    Which is deserved, he is on his way towards retirement and clint and frei still need to promote themselves to reach their peaks. I think Murphy would make a great manager. Hell, he is older than Ben Olsen! : )

  39. thaDeuce says:

    and it was especially nice considering that clint isn’t as eloquent and is not going to brag on himself either, for murphy to promote him like that. Coming from him in the press, might just help him clint the team he wants. : ) all coaches want a hard worker, but it is hard to know that until the player arrives. not any more thanks to D Murph!

  40. thaDeuce says:

    And final ought, he made clint look humble! Haha okay, i really like deuce, and this video, and not to take anything away from clint, but murphy as well! FFC!

  41. abc says:

    Lazio will outbid every other team for Duce

  42. abc says:

    Holden injured, Gooch injured. I meant among currently healthy USMNT players.
    I’m a big Lichaj fan but he doesn’t offer as much offensively (aside from those nice throw-ins), I prefer him as backup to both fullback positions, or starting at LB if Johnson is used as a winger.

  43. eggads says:

    link to youtube.com

    Why do you wanna take him out of the oven so early…and at RCB no less?

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  45. RedLine55 says:

    Does Baggio Husidic count as an American Abroad? He also plays at Hammarby now, and actually started and played most (if not all) of the match today. It’s nice that Billy Schuler played 1 minute, but I thought Baggio would be included, too.

  46. ec says:

    EPL Goal Leaders since the start of last season:

    1) RVP
    2) Rooney
    3) Dempsey!

  47. zag says:

    Clint definitely has to be in the running for Team of the Season?

    if it’s a 4-4-2. then it’s definitely RVP with Ba or Dempsey

  48. Michael Stypulkoski says:

    Except Dempsey isn’t a forward. He played there yesterday because Johnson, Pogrebnyak, and Ruiz were all unavailable. I haven’t looked it up, but you could probably count on one hand the number of times Dempsey has started up top this season.

  49. BenH says:

    Texas dominating again!

  50. thaDeuce says:

    nice!

  51. David says:

    Yeah, he didn’t look great on either goal but I think the first one illustrates Bolton’s biggest problem. With Holden out and now Muamba as well, they are so soft down the middle. Their midfield is dreadful. Back-line is not going to scare anyone but they would be serviceable if there was any quality in front of them.

  52. NEreject says:

    I had a GBP 10 bet on Dempsey to score on the one that went in off the GK’s back. Still haven’t recovered.

  53. bryan says:

    nah, i’d go with the following, if we played tomorrow:

    Jozy, Dempsey
    Johnson, LD, Bradley, Chandler
    Lichaj, Boca, Ream, Dolo
    Howard

  54. c(note) says:

    Awesome,

    USA til I die