American Exports: Tim Ream ruled out injured for Bolton's Tuesday match, but expected back soon

Exports: Ream out for Tuesday, expected back in training later this week

AMSTERDAM – Bolton ace Tim Ream will miss Tuesday's trip to visit Championship title chasers Middlesbrough with a sore back, but is slated for a return to full training later in the week.

The reigning Wanderers Player of the Year collided hard with the post during the first half of Saturday's loss to Nottingham Forest. Sunday night scans came back negative, but Tuesday's match comes a little too soon.

American Exports: Jonathan Spector goes distance in England, Julian Green scores for Hamburg Under-23s

Exports: Spector goes 90, Green plays, scores for Hamburg's U-23s

Jonathan Spector with Birmingham City

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AMSTERDAM – Jonathan Spector and Birmingham City were pegged back late by 10-man Championship leaders Middlesbrough in a 1-1 home draw on Wednesday night.

Working his fourth successive game in central defense, the American almost opened the scoring when his six-yard shot from a 32nd-minute corner kick scramble was blocked near the line. On the night, Spector paced the hosts with five clearances while adding a cross block and a pass interception.

American Exports: Nurnberg U-19s boss Pellegrino Matarazzo working his way up coaching ladder

Exports: The Jersey kid who's one of Germany's hottest coaching prospects

Pellegrino Matarazzo, FC Nurnberg

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AMSTERDAM – While Germany's Bundesliga system has long been a second home to American players looking to advance their careers, FC Nürnberg Under-19 boss Pellegrino Matarazzo is now on course to help blaze an American coaching trail in Europe.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino preaching patience with DeAndre Yedlin

Spurs' Pochettino preaching patience with Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin makes U-21 debut with Tottenham Hotspur

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DeAndre Yedlin might not be contributing to Tottenham's cause just yet, but manager Mauricio Pochettino has eased concerns over the youngster's future at the club.

American Exports: As a number of high-profile Yanks return to MLS, who's holding down the European fort?

Exports: Jozy is back, so who's carrying the American flag in Europe?

Alejandro Bedoya celebrates a goal for Nantes

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AMSTERDAM – With so many Americans heading back to MLS in the past year, one might think the exports cupboard in Europe is getting bare. That could not be further from the truth, however, with dozens of Americans still plying their trade in the Old World.

American Exports: Timmy Chandler looks to grab first victory over Freiburg as Bundesliga returns from break

Exports: Chandler aims for first three points as Bundesliga break ends

Timothy Chandler, Eintracht Frankfurt

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AMSTERDAM – The Bundesliga will emerge from its winter slumber this weekend, with Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt looking to gain ground in the race for Europe when they visit Freiburg.

All times listed in ET.


Brad Guzan – Aston Villa at Arsenal (Sunday, 8:30 am on NBCSN/Mun2)

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

Report Card: Bedoya, Johannsson, Rubin get their midseason grades

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

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.

All times listed in ET.


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

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

DeAndre Yedlin is one step closer to making his Tottenham debut.

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