It was an eventful few days for the U.S. foreign legion, with goals, an own goal and a scary injury. We begin with news on the U.S. national team front ahead of Saturday’s friendly against Argentina at the Meadowlands (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Univision) . Midfielder Stuart Holden is unavailable because of a knee injury (26 stitches, no fractures, further evaluation) suffered against Manchester United on Saturday. Defenders Steve Cherundolo (groin) and Zak Whitbread (back) have also withdrawn from the U.S. roster in order to recuperate from minor ailments. Eric Lichaj has been summoned to bolster the backline. A look at Clint Dempsey’s goal at Everton, as he became the first American to score 10 times in a Premier League season:


Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton’s 2-1 win over Fulham

Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa’s 1-0 loss to Wolves

Brad Guzan 90 in Hull’s 1-1 draw with Norwich

Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn’t play for Wolves

Dom Cervi not in 18 for Celtic’s 2-1 overtime loss to Rangers in League Cup final

Luis Robles in 18, didn’t play in Karlsruhe’s 5-1 loss to 1860 Munich

David Yelldell 90 in Duisburg’s 1-0 win over Duesseldorf

Diego Restrepo and America de Cali vs. Independiente Sunday

For defenders, midfielders and forwards.....


Oguchi Onyewu in 18, didn’t play in Twente’s 2-0 win over Excelsior

Carlos Bocanegra 55 in Saint-Etienne’s 0-0 draw at Lorient

Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover’s 2-0 win over Hoffenheim

Jonathan Bornstein in 18, didn’t play in Tigres’ 0-0 draw at Tecos

Eric Lichaj 90 (own goal) in Leeds’ 2-0 loss at Sheffield United

Timothy Chandler 72 (red card) in Nurnberg’s 3-1 loss to Bremen

Clarence Goodson not in 18 (injured) for Brondby’s 3-1 loss at Copenhagen

Michael Parkhurst in 18, didn’t play in Nordsjaelland’s 2-1 loss to Esbjerg

Frank Simek 90 in Carlisle’s 1-0 win over Bournemouth

Zak Whitbread 90 (goal) in Norwich’s 1-1 draw at Hull

Michael Orozco Fiscal not in 18 for San Luis’ 1-1 draw with Atlas

Edgar Castillo in 18, didn’t play in Puebla’s 1-0 win over Necaxa

Ryan Miller and Halmstads in preseason


Clint Dempsey 90 (goal) for Fulham

Michael Bradley in 18, didn’t play for Aston Villa

Stuart Holden 78 in Bolton’s 1-0 loss at Manchester United

Maurice Edu 120 for Rangers

Jonathan Spector not in 18 for West Ham’s 0-0 draw at Spurs

Jermaine Jones 90 in Blackburn’s 2-2 draw with Blackpool

Jose Torres 90 in Pachuca’s 0-0 draw at Pumas

Ricardo Clark 61 in Eintracht’s 2-1 win over St. Pauli

Sacha Kljestan first 45 in Anderlecht’s 3-2 win over Gent

DaMarcus Beasley not in 18 for Hanover

Isaac Acuña 75 in Queretaro’s 2-0 loss at Chivas

Anton Peterlin 90 in Plymouth’s 1-0 loss to Rochdale

Benny Feilhaber first 45 in Aarhus’ 2-0 win over Hobro

Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro in preseason

(Scored in 2-1 friendly win vs. Elfsborg)

Mikkel Diskerud 90 in Stabaek’s 7-0 loss to Lillestrom

Chris Rolfe first 45 in Aalborg’s 2-1 win at Lyngby

Daniel Antunez not in 18 for Tecos

Sonny Guadarrama not in 18 for Atlante’s 5-1 win over Chiapas


Jozy Altidore and Bursaspor vs. Ankaragucu on Monday

Edson Buddle 76 in Ingolstadt’s 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin

Herculez Gomez last 45 for Pachuca

Robbie Findley not in 18 (injured) for Forest’s 3-2 loss at Swansea

Eddie Johnson 74 in Preston North End’s 2-1 win over Coventry

Freddy Adu 66 (goal) in Rizespor’s 2-0 victory over Belediyespor

Bobby Wood in 18, didn’t play for 1860 Munich

Conor Doyle in 18, didn’t play in Derby’s 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace

Mike Grella 62 in Swindon Town’s 0-0 draw at Huddersfield

Gustavo Ruelas not in 18 for Santos Laguna’s 1-0 loss to Morelia