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Americans Abroad review: Brooks beaten, Boyd battered, Bedoya’s bullet

Dutch Eredivisie - "AZ Alkmaar v Go Ahead Eagles"

(L-R) Aron Johannsson of AZ Alkmaar (below) during the Dutch Eredivisie match between AZ Alkmaar and Go Ahead Eagles at AFAS stadium on December 6, 2014 in Alkmaar, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

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There were goals, grimaces and gaffes among the many minutes played by Americans in Europe this weekend.

Alejandro Bedoya had the play of the weekend with a stunner on the big stage against Paris Saint-Germain. The USMNT midfielder buried a deep shot that was nothing short of highlight reel material. Unfortunately, Nantes fell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s side, 2-1.

Aron Johannsson (right) and Conor O’Brien also scored this weekend in Europe, while Eric Lichaj was again quite strong for Nottingham Forest. Brad Guzan gave up a tough goal for Aston Villa, who ended up beating Leicester, while Geoff Cameron’s Stoke held on to shock Arsenal.

John Anthony Brooks had a very difficult day at the office, as the Hertha Berlin back line couldn’t build on a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich. Hertha gave up three goals to Borussia Monchengladbach, with Brooks again going 90 minutes. Fabian Johnson was an 84th minute sub for the victors.

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Maybe Terrence Boyd came back too soon, as the young RB Leipzig striker suffered a horrible ACL tear -- worse than the partial tear that kept him out 10 weeks earlier this season -- and will be out of the lineup for months. Boyd has 13 caps for the States.

Tim Howard – Everton at Manchester City, L 0-1 (90 mins)
Brad Guzan – Aston Villa vs. Leicester City, W 2-1 (90 mins)
Geoff Cameron – Stoke City vs. Arsenal, W 3-2 (90 mins)
Jozy Altidore – Sunderland at Liverpool, D 0-0 (70 mins)
Oguchi Onyewu – Charlton Athletic at Nottingham Forest, D 1-1 (unused sub)
Eric Lichaj – Nottingham Forest vs. Charlton Athletic, D 1-1 (90 mins)
Tim Ream – Bolton at Reading, D 0-0 (90 mins)
Danny Williams – Reading vs Bolton, D 0-0 (85 mins)
Brek Shea — Birmingham City at Blackpool, L 0-1 (71st minute sub)
Will Packwood – Birmingham City at Blackpool, L 0-1 (DNP)
Zak Whitbread – Derby County vs. Brighton, W 3-0 (DNP)
Duane Holmes – Huddersfield Town vs. Brentford, W 2-1 (DNP)
Emerson Hyndman – Fulham vs Watford, L 0-5 (unused sub)

Fabian Johnson – Monchengladbach vs Hertha Berlin, W 3-2 (84th minute sub)
Julian Green – Hamburg vs. Werder Bremen, W 2-1 (DNP)
Timmy Chandler – Eintracht Frankfurt at Mainz, W 5-2 (90 mins)
John Anthony Brooks – Hertha Berlin at Monchengladbach, L 2-3 (90 mins)
Alfredo Morales – Ingolstadt at RB Leipzig, W 1-0 (90 mins)
Bobby Wood – 1860 Munich at Nurnberg, 215pm ET Monday
Terrence Boyd– RB Leipzig vs. Ingolstadt, L 0-1 (37th minute sub, injury)
Andrew Wooten — Sandhausen at Fortuna Dusseldorf, W 3-1 Friday (63 mins)

Rubio Rubin – Utrecht vs. Heracles Almelo, L 2-4 (90 mins, three shots)
Aron Johannsson – AZ Alkmaar vs. Go Ahead Eagles, (90 mins, goal)
Alejandro Bedoya – Nantes at Paris Saint-Germain, L 1-2 (90 mins, goal)
Sacha Kljestan – Anderlecht at Mouscron-Peruwelz, L 2-4 (45 mins)
Conor O’Brien – Wiener Neustadt vs. Rheindorf Altach, W 2-0 (90 mins, PK goal)

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