By FRANCO PANIZO
Inclement weather may have postponed a chunk of this weekends matches in Europe, but that doesnt mean there were no Americans Abroad with noteworthy performances.
Ricardo Clark received his first start of the Bundesliga campaign, going the distance in Eintracht Frankfurts 1-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund. Clark had two shots in the game that marked his first appearance since Oct. 30.
Another player who got some minutes after a lengthy spell of inactivity was Kenny Cooper. Having fully recovered from an ankle injury picked up in July, Cooper came off the bench and played 19 minutes in TSV 1860 Munichs 1-0 defeat to SC Paderborn 07.
Charlie Davies did not see the field for Sochaux, but he did dress in his first official match since being involved in a deadly car accident last year. Sochaux tied Bordeaux, 1-1.
Here is how the Americans Abroad fared this weekend:
Tim Howardand Everton play Manchester City on Monday.Clint Dempseyand Fulhams game vs. Liverpool on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.
Eddie Johnsonand Fulhams game vs. Liverpool on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Brad Friedeland Aston Villas game vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Brad Guzanand Aston Villas game vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Eric Lichajand Aston Villas game vs. Wigan Athletic on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Marcus Hahnemannand Wolverhampton Wanderers game vs. West Bromwich Albion on Sunday was postponed due to the weather.Jonathan Spectorstarted and played 57 minutes in West Ham Uniteds 1-1 draw vs. Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.Stuart Holdenstarted, played 90 minutes and received a yellow cardin Bolton Wanderers 1-0 loss vs. Sunderland on Saturday.
Conor Doyledid not dress in Derby Countys 2-1 loss vs. Reading on Saturday. He was with the U.S. U-20 national team.Zak Whitbreaddid not dress in Norwich Citys 2-1 win vs. Coventry City on Saturday. He is recovering from a calf injury.
Frank Simekand Carlisle Uniteds game vs. Yeovil Town on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Mike Grellaand Carlisle Uniteds game vs. Yeovil Town on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Anton Peterlinand Plymouth Argyles game vs. Leyton Orient on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.Jemal Johnsonand Milton Keynes Dons game vs. Oldham Athletic on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.
Maurice Eduand Rangers game vs. St. Mirren on Saturday was postponed due to the weather.
Dominic Cervidressed but did not play in Dundees 2-0 win vs. Stirling Albion on Saturday.
Jozy Altidorecame off the bench and played 6 minutes inVillarreals 3-1 win vs. Mallorca on Saturday.
Oguchi Onyewudid not dress in AC Milans 1-0 loss vs. AS Roma on Saturday.
Steve Cherundolostarted, played 90 minutes, received a yellow card and scored an own goal in Hannover 96s 3-1 loss vs. Nurnberg on Saturday.DaMarcus Beasleydid not dress for Hannover 96.Michael Bradleystarted, played 78 minutes, and got an ASSISTin Borussia Moenchengladbachs 2-1 loss vs. Hamburg SV on Friday.
Jermaine Jonesdid not dress in Schalke 04s 3-0 win vs. FC Cologne on Saturday.Ricardo Clarkstarted and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurts 1-0 win vs. Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.Daniel Williamsdid not dress in SC Freiburgs 2-2 draw vs. Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
Kenny Coopercame off the bench and played 19 minutes in TSV 1860 Munichs 1-0 loss vs. SC Paderborn 07 on Sunday.David Yeldellstarted, played 90 minutes and made three saves in MSV Duisburgs 1-0 loss vs. VfL Bochum on Friday.Luis Roblesand Karlsruhe play FC Union Berlin on Monday.Amaechi Igwedid not dress in FC Ingolstadt 04s 2-1 loss vs. VfL Osnabruck on Sunday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
Carlos Bocanegrastarted and played 90 minutesin St Etiennes 2-0 win vs. Arles on Saturday.Charlie Daviesdressed but did not play in Sochauxs 1-1 draw vs. Bordeaux on Sunday.
Quentin Westbergdressed but did not play in Evian Thonon Gaillards 1-1 draw vs. Troyes on Friday.
Sacha Kljestanstarted and played 90 minutes in RSC Anderlechts 2-0 win vs. Club Brugge on Sunday.
What do you think of these performances? Do you see Clark getting more minutes in the near future? How do you think Cooper will fare in the coming weeks and months? How happy were you to see Davies in uniform on the Sochaux bench?
Share your thoughts below.