AMSTERDAM – Despite near constant tabloid claims to the contrary out of both England and Italy, sources have confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that AS Roma midfielder Michael Bradley is not in play for any move away from the Scudetto chasers this month.
In recent weeks, the US midfield general has reportedly been the subject of offers from Premier League sides Cardiff City, Fulham and Southampton. This week, Bradley was also linked with potential moves to Bundesliga power Bayer Leverkusen, his former club Chievo Verona and Genoa.
Sacha Kljestan punctuated a fine performance with his first career Champions League group-stage goal on Tuesday, but it was not enough as an eight-man Anderlecht bravely succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at Olympiacos.
AMSTERDAM – All three Americans involved in Europa League action on Thanksgiving Day tasted victory, with Terrence Boyd striking the opener in Rapid Vienna's important 2-1 Group G win over Swiss guests FC Thun.
The US forward (above) was on hand to deposit a misplayed cross in the 17th minute, ringing up his sixth career Europa League goal and 11th of the campaign across all competitions. Boyd also had a header cleared from the line just after intermission.
AMSTERDAM – Tampa-born Bayern Munich prospect Julian Green made his debut for the senior side on Wednesday night, working the final moments of their 3-1 Champions League group stage victory at CSKA Moscow.
The 18-year-old entered the game two minutes from time wearing No. 37. Even with the three added minutes of stoppage time, Green managed but one unsuccessful touch of the ball.
AMSTERDAM – Jermaine Jones and Schalke will head into the final matchday of the UEFA Champions League with work to do after settling for a 0-0 draw at Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday.
The US midfielder went the distance, picking up a 75th-minute yellow card that will see him miss the Miners' final Group E match at home against Basel. Jones also fired three shots during the contest, though none of them were on target.
AMSTERDAM – It's another action-packed weekend slate for Americans in Europe, with Mix Diskerud and Rosenborg trying to stage a Tippeligaen title rally on the season's final day. All times listed in ET.
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Jozy Altidore – Sunderland vs. Manchester City (Sunday, 9 am on NBCSN)
AMSTERDAM – A trio of Americans suited up for Europa League action on Thursday, with Terrence Boyd striking twice in Rapid Vienna's 2-2 home draw with Group G leaders Genk.
The US forward (above) overturned a deficit with a quick pair of headers at the end of the opening frame. Boyd nodded home a rebound in the 40th minute to level and then buried a corner-kick serve on the edge of halftime, taking his goal total across all competitions this term to 10.
AMSTERDAM – It was a tough Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League for Jermaine Jones and Schalke, who fell 3-0 away to Group E leaders Chelsea.
The US midfielder led all players in distance covered, sticking his nose into all sorts of bang-ups. Though not culpable on any of Chelsea's goals, Jones was whistled for six fouls and a second-half yellow card.
AMSTERDAM – It was an eventful UEFA Champions League Tuesday for Sacha Kljestan, who artfully set up the opener before being sent off late with a second yellow card in Anderlecht's impressive 1-1 draw at French kings Paris Saint-Germain.
AMSTERDAM – Another busy weekend of action for Americans playing in Europe has arrived, with AZ Alkmaar hitman Aron Jóhannsson looking to continue his brand of home cooking against western rivals ADO Den Haag. All times in ET.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Jozy Altidore – Sunderland at Hull City (Saturday, 11 am on Premier League Extra Time)