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

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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.

England
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)

Germany
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)

Elsewhere
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)