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USA 2737 8 Americans Abroad: Sept. 22 - 23 31337249 Americans Abroad Americans+Abroad USA

Most of the attention in the Americans Abroad sphere this weekend centered on White Hart Lane. Clint Dempsey earned his first Barclays Premier League start for Tottenham on Sunday, and showed why Spurs brought him over from Fulham on deadline day. Playing an attacking role, Dempsey was there to inject a bit of craft in the final third. His promising display in Spurs' 2-1 win over QPR isn't only the performance worth noting with several regulars in Premier League action and a pair of US internationals on the score sheet for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. Here is a look at the top five American Abroad after yet another busy weekend. Read on to find out who.

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USA 2737 8 Americans Abroad: Sept. 22 - 23 31337247 Fabian Johnson, Danny Williams, Hoffenheim Fabian+Johnson%2C+Danny+Williams%2C+Hoffenheim USA

Johnson equalized after 27 minutes, a goal the product of a powerful run and a great finish. Williams then secured the points with the third in second-half stoppage time as Hoffenheim picked up its first victory of the season with a 3-1 win over Steve Cherundolo's Hannover 96 on Sunday.

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USA 2737 8 Americans Abroad: Sept. 22 - 23 31337246 Clint Dempsey, M/F, Tottenham Clint+Dempsey%2C+M%2FF%2C+Tottenham USA

Spurs boss André Villas-Boas handed Deuce his first start in the Prem since his move to White Hart Lane in the 2-1 victory over QPR on Sunday. The former Fulham man repaid Villas-Boas' faith with a solid, 88 minute display, topping off a good 76 minute performance on Thursday in the Europa League. Dempsey started in midfield before sliding up front to partner Jermain Defoe as part of the critical second-half shift to a 4-4-2 setup. Dempsey's long-range effort tested QPR goalkeeper Júlio César before an Alejandro Faurlin own goal and a Defoe strike canceled out Bobby Zamora's opener and secured the points.

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USA 2737 8 Americans Abroad: Sept. 22 - 23 31337244 Geoff Cameron, D, Stoke City Geoff+Cameron%2C+D%2C+Stoke+City USA

The versatile defender/midfielder featured in yet another new role in the Potters' 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. After making his full debut in central midfield against Wigan on Sept. 1, Cameron played the entire 90 minutes at right back to bolster his claims for a regular first-term berth. While Cameron looked a little uncomfortable at times, he still put in a decent shift, and it was a testament to his versatility and willingness to do what is best for the team, in whatever position he is needed.

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USA 2737 8 Americans Abroad: Sept. 22 - 23 31337243 Tim Howard, GK, Everton Tim+Howard%2C+GK%2C+Everton USA

Howard returned to form after a sub-par display in Monday's 2-2 draw with Newcastle with an assured outing in a 3-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday. The American number one produced a couple of fine stops in his four-save performance to help Everton climb to third in the table.

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USA 2737 8 Americans Abroad: Sept. 22 - 23 31337245 Brad Guzan, GK, Aston Villa Brad+Guzan%2C+GK%2C+Aston+Villa USA

Guzan encountered his first significant setback since assuming the number one shirt from Shay Given in Villa's 4-1 away defeat to Southampton on Saturday. The US backup failed to stem Southampton's second-half recovery with a timely save or two as Villa slumped to its third loss of the season.

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