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American Exports: Alejandro Bedoya, Aron Johannsson, Rubio Rubin receive midseason grades

Report Card: Bedoya, Johannsson, Rubin get their midseason grades
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Rubio Rubin with FC Utrecht

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AMSTERDAM – Both France and the Netherlands will turn the top flight lights back on this weekend, pulling three Americans out of winter-break mode to place them back into their respective league frying pans.

American Exports: Brad Guzan leads Aston Villa into battle vs. Steven Gerrard, Liverpool

Exports: Guzan leads Aston Villa into battle vs. Gerrard, Liverpool
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Brad Guzan

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AMSTERDAM – Brad Guzan and Aston Villa are set for this weekend's headline-grabbing battle involving Americans stationed in Europe when regularly rude guests Liverpool come to town on Saturday.

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Geoff Cameron – Stoke City at Leicester City (Saturday, 10 am on Premier League Extra Time)

American Exports: Kaiserslautern pull out of negotiations for Bobby Wood due to asking price

Exports: Kaiserslautern pull out of Wood negotiations due to asking price
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Bobby Wood with 1860 Munich

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AMSTERDAM – Bundesliga promotion-chasers Kaisersluatern have turned down a chance to acquire 1860 Munich outcast Bobby Wood due to sticker shock on the asking price.

Multiple sources in Germany have confirmed to MLSsoccer.com the accuracy of a Tuesday Kicker report stating the fifth-place Red Devils balked at the €500,000 price tag on the young US winger. Under contract until the end of next season, Wood has not appeared for 1860 since falling out with manager Markus von Ahlen in late October.

DeAndre Yedlin trains with Tottenham Hotspur for the first time, eligible to debut this month

Yedlin trains with Spurs, picks jersey number ahead of possible debut
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DeAndre Yedlin is one step closer to making his Tottenham debut.

American Exports: Rubio Rubin, Aron Johannsson set to square off in enticing Eredivisie encounter

Exports: Rubin set to meet Johannsson in enticing Eredivise clash
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Rubio Rubin with FC Utrecht

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AMSTERDAM – The weekend brings another tasty menu of European tilts involving Americans, with FC Utrecht hotshot Rubio Rubin set for his first Eredivisie duel with Aron Jóhannsson.

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Jozy Altidore – Sunderland at Newcastle (Sunday, 8:30 am on NBCSN

American Exports: Aron Johannsson leads AZ Alkmaar into third-place Eredivisie battle vs. Feyenoord

Exports: Johannsson leads AZ into third-place Eredivisie showdown
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Aron Johannsson with AZ Alkmaar

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AMSTERDAM – The weekend brings another tempting menu of European top flight action involving Americans, with Aron Jóhannsson and AZ Alkmaar daring to set foot in Feyenoord's intimidating De Kuip Stadion for an Eredivisie bout over third place.

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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Jozy Altidore – Sunderland vs. West Ham United (Saturday, 10 am on  Premier League Extra Time)

American Exports: Fabian Johnson, Borussia Monchengladbach jet into Europa League round of 32

Exports: FabJo, Monchengladbach cruise into Europa League round of 32
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AMSTERDAM – Fabian Johnson and Borussia Mönchengladbach finished atop Europa League Group A thanks to a 3-0 cruise past visiting FC Zürich on Thursday night.

The US handyman worked the last 12 minutes on the right wing, managing but a few touches before the final whistle. The Foals ended up unbeaten in group play, edging out Villarreal for the top spot by a single point.

Germany announce June 2015 friendly vs. US national team in Cologne

German soccer federation announces June friendly vs. USMNT in Cologne
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Jermaine Jones battles against Germany

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The in-the-works friendly between the US national team and Germany is beginning to look a little more official.

American Exports: Sacha Kljestan comes off bench to set up goal in Anderlecht's Champions League win

Exports: Kljestan comes off bench to set up goal in Anderlecht's Champions League win
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AMSTERDAM – Sacha Kljestan came on late to help set up the insurance tally as Anderlecht clinched third place in Champions League Group D with a 2-0 home victory over Galatasaray on Wednesday night.

The former Chivas USA ace entered with six minutes remaining, completing 10 of 11 passes as the Mauves ran down the clock. Kljestan's biggest contribution came in the 86th minute, when Galatasaray netminder Fernando Muslera could only parry his free kick as far as the waiting boot of Chancel Mbemba.

American Exports: Tim Howard hits milestone with shutout against Lille in Europa League

Exports: Howard hits milestone with shutout in Europa League
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Tim Howard, Everton

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AMSTERDAM – Everton star Tim Howard notched his 150th shutout in his European club soccer career on Thursday night, blanking Europa League guests Lille 3-0 to keep his side on top of Group H.

The netminder required just two saves to post his fourth clean sheet in five games across all competitions. Howard's best moment came when he alertly pushed a Ryan Mendes drive over the bar on 21 minutes. Unbeaten through four group matches, Everton can clinch first place and a spot in the knockout stage by winning at Wolfsburg on Nov. 27.

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