American Exports: Schalke to appeal Jones' 4-match ban

Schalke to appeal Jones suspension

Jermaine Jones

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AMSTERDAM – Schalke have quickly announced their intention to appeal the four-match ban handed down to Jermaine Jones by the German federation on Wednesday.

American Exports: Ex-US U-20 Wood nears 1860 extension


AMSTERDAM – Potential summer free agent Bobby Wood is deep into extension talks with 1860 Munich, according to the club.

Reports in Germany over the weekend claimed a fresh deal for the former US Under-20 national team attacker had been signed and sealed, but a club source told MLSsoccer.com on Monday that the parties were in active negotiations.

Wood, 20, who has a goal in four appearances for 1860 since returning from a long injury layoff, came up through the youth ranks of the club after moving from California to Germany at the age of 13.

American Exports: O'Brien nets in tie with Goodson & Co.


Conor O'Brien and SønderjyskE celebrate

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AMSTERDAM – A handful of Americans clocked in on Friday, with SønderjyskE ace Conor O'Brien bagging his fourth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw with Clarence Goodson's Brøndby.

Almost certainly playing his final game for the home side, the winter free agent cleaned up his own mess after his spot kick had been saved to level matters for the first time on 35 minutes. The point eventually gained put SønderjyskE four points clear of the drop zone.

American Exports: Dempsey, Friedel help Tottenham clinch

Dempsey, Friedel help Spurs clinch in EL

AMSTERDAM – Clint Dempsey and Brad Friedel are headed back to the knockout rounds of the Europa League after helping Tottenham Hotspur get past visiting Panathinaikos on Thursday.

The US national team star notched an excellent assist on the opener and forced an own-goal from the 'keeper on the winner as Spurs punched their ticket to the last 32 with a 3-1 win on the final matchday in Group J.

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Anyway, Dortmund finished atop the UEFA Champions League "Group of Death" thanks to their 1-0 win over Manchester City on Tuesday (side note: LOL!). That means one of the other group winners will have to face Real Madrid in the Round of 16, and also that City finished with the worst group record of any EPL side in Champions League history, with just three points.

American Exports: Kljestan's heroics not enough in UCL


Sacha Kljestan with Anderlecht

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AMSTERDAM – Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan expertly teed up the late equalizer in a 2-2 Champions League draw at Oguchi Onyewu's Málaga on Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to keep the Belgian champs from crashing out of European competition.

The US playmaker unlocked the entire home defense with a diagonal entry feed for Dieumerci Mbokani to level matters a minute from time. The assist, Kljestan's fourth in the last eight games across all competitions, capped another strong performance for the in-form midfielder.

American Exports preview: Dempsey returns to Fulham

AE Preview: Dempsey returns to the Cottage

Clint Dempsey

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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.


Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel – Tottenham at Fulham (Saturday, 10 am on Fox Soccer 2Go)

Kick Off: Clubs cut ties as MLS offseason begins in earnest

MLS offseason off and running with high-profile players waived
So It Begins

Kick Off: Cuts begin in MLS

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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.

American Exports: Dempsey helps Spurs past Liverpool


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.

American Exports: Dempsey sets up winner vs. West Ham

Deuce sets up winner vs. West Ham

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.

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