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American Exports: Jermaine Jones, Schalke 04 settle for home draw in Champions League playoff

Exports: Jones, Schalke settle for home draw in UCL playoff
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Jermaine Jones

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AMSTERDAM – Jermaine Jones and Schalke still have it all to do in the away leg after settling for a 1-1 share with Champions League playoff-round guests PAOK on Wednesday.

During his full shift, the US midfielder was most involved in spotlight action over the back half of the opening period. Jones spent a long stretch helping to drive the attack, even if it most often ended in frustration.

21 August 1:03 pm

No coman ansias, el lanzamiento del FIFA 14 está a poco más de un mes. El martes, en el gamescom en Colonia, Alemania, EA Sports el productor de la franquicia FIFA hizo algunos grandes anuncios con respecto a las modificaciones más recientes, el cual está programado para salir al mercado el 24 de septiembre en Norteamérica.

American Exports: Panic averted as Steve Cherundolo's latest knee surgery termed "small"

Exports: Cherundolo's latest knee surgery not as serious as feared
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Steve Cherundolo with Hannover

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AMSTERDAM – Hannover 96 captain Steve Cherundolo underwent a second minor cleanup knee surgery on Tuesday, which both player and club are hoping will add only minimal time to a recovery period that was previously expected to conclude by the end of August.

American Exports preview: Yanks gearing up for new English Premier League campaign

How many goals will Jozy score? The lowdown on Yanks in England
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Jozy Altidore with Sunderland

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AMSTERDAM – Another Premier League season will arrive ready to be written this weekend, so we're here to give the rundown on what to expect for our boys playing in England.

THE KEY COGS

Let's begin with the big-name arrival, Sunderland's Jozy Altidore (above). Though he has the most to prove among all Americans in the Prem this season, the striker is again moving to a club that will rely on him for production up top.

American Exports: Bobby Wood notches another assist for victorious 1860 Munich

Exports: Wood notches another assist for victorious 1860 Munich
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Bobby Wood

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AMSTERDAM – Three Americans took to the field under Friday night lights across the pond, with Bobby Wood setting up the opener in 1860 Munich's 2-1 win at Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Nine minutes in, the reported US call-up accepted a long throw in the area before teeing up Benjamin Lauth from close range. It was Wood's second assist in four competitive games on the young campaign.

Through three matches, the Lions are level on points with the 2.Bundesliga leaders, but stand fourth on goal differential.

American Exports: French, Turkish teams line up to land Maurice Edu on loan

Exports: Which European teams are lining up to land Edu?
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Maurice Edu

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AMSTERDAM – Recovering Stoke City midfielder Maurice Edu has loan options in France and Turkey, MLSsoccer.com has learned.

The US international is most eager to fight for his place at the Britannia, but must first complete his comeback from a sports hernia injury. Edu will soon be back on the training field to make his pitch to new Stoke boss Mark Hughes, who expressed interest in the American while manager at Queens Park Rangers last year.

American Exports: Jermaine Jones, Schalke get scare from fifth-flight club in German Cup

Exports: Jones, Schalke get scare from fifth-flight club in German Cup
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Jermaine Jones with Schalke

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AMSTERDAM – Jermaine Jones and Schalke were made to sweat a bit at fifth-flight FC Nöttingen on Monday, but eventually punched their ticket to the DfB-Pokal second round with a 2-0 victory.

The US midfielder worked an active full shift, which was needed as the Miners weren't able to breathe easy until Leon Goretzka bagged the insurance tally deep into stoppage time.

American Exports: Roma keen on keeping Michael Bradley, despite Everton's interest

Exports: Roma keen on keeping Bradley despite Everton interest
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Michael Bradley in action during the All-Star Game

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AMSTERDAM – Everton have been turned away after making an approach for AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley, MLSsoccer.com has learned.

According to a source close to the club, the US star has become a fast favorite of new manager Rudi Garcia and can expect frequent use during the coming campaign.

American Exports: Sacha Kljestan returns to lineup as Anderlecht go to the top in Belgium

Exports: Kljestan returns to lineup as Anderlecht go tops in Belgium
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Sacha Kljestan with Anderlecht, 2012-13

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AMSTERDAM – Anderlecht midfielder Sacha Kljestan made a quick return to the lineup on Friday, going the distance in a 4-0 rout at Cercle Brugge.

Less than a week after requiring a good bit of stitching after an elbow to the ear, the US international held down his usual post as the champs' traffic director. Fellow MLS graduate Andy Najar came on in the 79th minute to make his Jupiler League debut.

The Mauves registered their first win of the season on the second try to tentatively rise into the penthouse.

American Exports: Terrence Boyd nets penalty kick in Rapid Vienna's Europa League draw

Exports: Boyd nets first-ever PK in Europa League road draw
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Terrence Boyd with Rapid Vienna

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AMSTERDAM – Terrence Boyd hit from the spot to gain Rapid Vienna a 1-1 opening leg draw away to Europa League third qualifying-round foes Asteras Tripolis on Thursday.

Only two minutes after the Greeks broke the ice, Boyd was fouled in the area and calmly stepped up to tie the game. In addition to netting his third goal of the young campaign and fourth career strike in Europa League play, the US forward converted his first pro penalty. 

Near the hour mark, Boyd had a great chance to win the game, only to see his header cleared off the line.

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