Honestly someone whined about the non-IU soccer posts on this board awhile back. Let's take a look at the American futbol players abroad.
Tim Howard - Still the starting keeper for an Everton squad which appears to be struggling to score goals. Scored a goal himself against Bolton on January 12th.
Stuart Holden - Still injured for the Bolten Wanderers and well respected among Bolton fans although Bolton is facing relegation at the momemt.
Clint Dempsey - Leading scorer for Fulham. Recently scored a hat trick vs. Charlton in the FA Cup.
Landon Donovan - Recently loaned to Everton.
Robbie Findley - Plays for Nottingham Forest in the Championship Division. They are facing relegation and still has trouble finishing as evidenced by his recent appearance on SportsNation missing a point blank goal.
Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu start for Rangers in the Scottish Premier League
Michael Bradley appears to finally be getting decent playing time in Italy for Chievo.
Oguchi Onyewu is starting for Sporting Lisbon.
Jonathan Bornstein getting playing time for Championship squad Birmingham City and Michael Parkhurst getting playing time for recently promoted Norwich City.
I'm missing many more like Edson Buddle, Jozy Altidore, and Timmy Chandler but they are on winter break apparently.
Posted on 1/21 8:02 AM | IP: Logged
has really become quite a professional. far and away the best american non-goalkeeper export ever.
Posted on 1/21 11:22 AM | IP: Logged
It is a bummer that he is playing for a side that doesn't want to (or can't) spend money. He would be excellent for Liverpool but for their absurd spending on Carroll, Downing and Henderson, who right now like look three of the worst transfer buys in Liverpool history, with Carroll being perhaps the worst transfer ever. Robinho and Shrevchenko look like brilliant moves in comparison.
You could make a pretty good argument that after Dempsey, the best American export to England is Stuart Holden. His absence (along with Sturridge), has killed Bolton.
Posted on 1/23 11:02 AM | IP: Logged
obviously in his prime. now's the time. i wonder what kind of value he has in the transfer market.
Posted on 1/23 3:10 PM | IP: Logged
I went to one of their games back in May. He's captain of their team, played there forever and is loved by Hannover fans.
Getting up in years for a soccer player, but he's still pretty good.
You also missed goalie Friedel for Tottemham. And Guzan got some games for Aston Villa when Given got hurt.
Norwich also has a defender who's starting to play a lot--Wheater?
Posted on 1/23 3:31 PM | IP: Logged
Sounds english enough though doesn't it?
Yanksabroad.com has a list of all American players playing overseas or outside of the continental U.S. A number of guys playing in championship league, league 1 and 2.