AMSTERDAM – The European card brings another tasty buffet of matches involving Americans, including Clint Dempsey's first return to face former employers Fulham. All times listed in ET.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel – Tottenham at Fulham (Saturday, 10 am on Fox Soccer 2Go)
It’s official: The worst-kept secret in MLS is out.
On Thursday morning, Chris Wondolowski was named the 2012 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player, winning the award in a landslide vote.
AMSTERDAM – A host of Americans clocked in overseas on Wednesday, with Clint Dempsey working an industrious 63 minutes in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 victory over EPL guests Liverpool.
With Brad Friedel serving as Spurs backup, the 2012 US Soccer Athlete of the Year won the free kick that Gareth Bale deposited as the eventual winner in the 16th minute. In all, the active Dempsey fired four shots and drew four fouls in a shortened shift to help Tottenham climb two places to fifth.
AMSTERDAM – It was a hot and cold Sunday for Americans in Europe, highlighted by Clint Dempsey's stylish match-winning assist in a 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur triumph over derby guests West Ham United.
AMSTERDAM – Another weekend means another full slate of action for Americans in Europe, with both Steve Cherundolo and Jermaine Jones set for top-of-the-table skirmishes in Germany. All times listed in ET.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel – Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United (Sunday, 11 am on beIN Sport)
With the leftovers beginning to resurface from yesterday's feast, there’s still plenty of soccer news to chew over on Black Friday.
Perhaps the juiciest story occurred overseas, as Chivas USA and US national team forward Juan Agudelo spoke openly about his future during his training stint with Scottish champions Celtic.
AMSTERDAM – Rapid Vienna forward Terrence Boyd bagged his third Europa League goal on Thursday, but it was Mikkel Diskerud's Rosenborg that walked away 3-2 winners.
After helping to set up the visitors' equalizer just after the break, Boyd was quickest to a rebound to put his side ahead in the 66th minute. Mere moments later, Diskerud had a fair penalty shout ignored after picking a pocket in midfield to race 40 yards to the area. The US midfielder was then shown yellow for dissent.
AMSTERDAM – Three US internationals pitched in with strong Champions League performances on Wednesday, headlined by Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones setting up the 1-0 winner against Olympiakos that clinched their place in the knockout round with a game to spare.
With 13 minutes to play, the No. 13 shirt won a challenge to square the ball to Christian Fuchs, whose low liner tucked inside the far post on one bounce from nearly 30 yards. The Miners will now try to win Group B with a victory at Montpellier on Dec. 4.
AMSTERDAM – Despite another solid Champions League outing from Michael Parkhurst, Danish champs FC Nordsjælland saw all knockout hopes dashed by a controversy-marred 5-2 home defeat to Ukrainian counterparts Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.
The US right back, whose lone demerit was for being among the culpable on Shakhtar's second equalizer near halftime, also saw yellow in stoppage time to break up a rush. Parkhurst spent most of the night ably helping his side forward into attack.
AMSTERDAM – Michael Bradley put in another solid shift for AS Roma on Monday, helping the patient hosts score a 2-0 victory over Torino in Serie A play.
The US ace was nearly flawless in the midfield passing game as the Giallorossi rallied from last week's derby disappointment. In the end, a pair of goals over the final 20 minutes lifted Roma two spots in the Scudetto race to sixth.