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How many Americans are playing in Europe?

September 2, 2008 10:00 PM
 
With the close of the summer transfer market, it's time to take account of Americans playing in Europe. There are 73 Americans -- U.S. citizens who were raised in the United States or have played for U.S. national teams -- listed on the first teams of first or second division clubs.
There are 23 players who arrived from the USA for the new season, whether the spring-fall season in Scandinavia or the fall-spring season that just began in most of Europe.
Nine came from MLS teams -- including U.S. Olympians Jozy Altidore, Brad Guzan and Maurice Edu, who were sold in multi-million dollar deals -- and seven played college soccer in 2007.
Two other Olympians, Michael Bradley and Freddy Adu, switched European leagues, and their teammate, Danny Szetela, completed a permanent move from Spain's La Liga to Italy's Serie B.
For all the Americans in Europe ...
Austria (3)
D1:
Damon Wilson, KSV Superfund (Monmouth Univ.)
Preston Zimmerman, KSV Superfund (Hamburg)
D2:
Matt Luzunaris, FC Magna (Schwanenstadt)
Belgium (3)
D1:
Oguchi Onyewu, Standard Liege
Jared Jeffrey, Club Brugge (U.S. under-17 residency)
Patrick Lane, Cercle Brugge (Loyola Marymount)
Denmark (5)
D1:
Dan Califf, FC Midtjylland (Aalborg)
Benny Feilhaber, AGF Aarhus (Derby County)
Tally Hall, Esbjerg
Jeremiah White, AGF Aarhus
Lee Nguyen, Randers FC
England (11)
D1:
Clint Dempsey, Fulham
Brad Friedel, Aston Villa (Blackburn Rovers)
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (Chivas USA)
Tim Howard, Everton
Jonathan Spector, West Ham
D2:
Bobby Convey, Reading
Kyle Davies, Southampton
Jay DeMerit, Watford
Eddie Johnson, Cardiff City (Fulham-loan)
Marcus Hahnemann (Reading)
Frank Simek, Sheffield Wed.
Faeroe Islands (1)
D1:
Joe Zewe, KI Klaksvik (Pittsburgh Riverhounds)
Finland (3)
D1:
Tony Odorisio, FC KooTeePee-Finland (free agent)
D2:
Matt McKenna, PK-35
Lawrence Smith, KPV
France (3)
D1:
Freddy Adu, Monaco (Benfica-loan)
Carlos Bocanegra, Rennes (Fulham)
D2:
Quentin Westberg, Troyes
Germany (10)
D1:
Bryan Arguez, Hertha Berlin
Michael Bradley, Bor. Moenchengladbach (Heerenveen)
Steve Cherundolo, Hannover 96
Neven Subotic, Borussia Dortmund (Mainz)
Sal Zizzo, Hannover 96
D2:
Gregg Berhalter, 1860 Munich
Grover Gibson, Rot-Weiss Ahlen
Heath Pearce, Hansa Rostock
Louis Robles, Kaiserslautern
Matt Taylor, Koblenz (Hollywood United)
Greece (1)
D2:
Peter Philipakos, Ethnikos (SIAD Most)
Hungary (1)
D2:
Carlos Diaz, Ferencvaros (free agent)
Iceland (1)
D2:
Chris Vorenkamp, Víkingur (IBV)
Ireland (4)
D1:
Ryan Guy, St. Patrick's
Chris Konopka, Bohemians (Kansas City Wizards)
D2:
Max Cream, Cobh Ramblers (Shelbourne)
Nate Weiss, Longford Town
Italy (1)
D2:
Danny Szetela, Brescia (Racing Santander)
Netherlands (1)
D2:
Charles Kazlauskas, Top Oss
Norway (13)
D1:
Adin Brown, Aalesund
Willis Forko, Bodo/Glimt (Real Salt Lake)
Troy Perkins, Valerenga (D.C. United)
Brian Waltrip, Molde (Sandefjord)
Brian West, Fredrikstad
D2:
Matt Allen, Bryne (Creighton Univ.)
Chris Gbandi, Haugesund (FC Dallas)
Clarence Goodson, Start (San Jose Earthquakes)
Joe Lapira, Nybergsund (Notre Dame Univ.)
Jay Needham, Alta (Puerto Rico Islanders)
Chris Rodd, Bryne (Univ. of San Francisco)
Kyle Veris, Hodd (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Cam Weaver, Haugesund
Scotland (4)
D1:
DaMarcus Beasley, Rangers
Maurice Edu, Rangers (Toronto FC)
Michael Videira, Hamilton Academical (Duke Univ.)
D2:
Tom Parratt, Queen of the South (Hamilton Academical)
Serbia (1)
D1:
Will John, Cukaricki Stankom (Randers FC)
Spain (2)
D1:
Jozy Altidore, Villarreal (New York Red Bulls)
Giuseppe Rossi, Villarreal
Sweden (5)
D1:
Colin Burns, Ljungskile (KPV)
Charlie Davies, Hammarby
Ryan Raybould, Gefle (Sandvikens IF)
Etchu Tabe, Ljungskile (free agent)
D2:
Chris Loftus, Bunkeflo (Duke Univ.)
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