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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31978322 All hands on deck All+hands+on+deck USA

Consider this past weekend in England as a perfect example of Americans Abroad serving as interlopers within the established order. Geoff Cameron assumed his usual duties to help Stoke City defeat Chelsea. Tim Howard issued another defiant display to backstop Everton's draw at leaders Arsenal. Those efforts ensured their sides -- admittedly situated in different parts of the table -- contradicted the usual order and found a way to advance their own causes. The successes even come with an added benefit relevant to their U.S. national team duties: these experience could prove useful to both players as they start to prepare for the United States' complex route through Group G in Brazil next summer.

 

Cameron and Howard warranted top billing for their results over the weekend, but there are other exploits worth noticing from yet another busy period for Americans Abroad. Read on to learn more about Brad Guzan's busy day at Craven Cottage and Alejandro Bedoya's winner against Marseille.

 

--Kyle McCarthy

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31978320 Alejandro Bedoya, M, Nantes Alejandro+Bedoya%2C+M%2C+Nantes USA

Bedoya scored his second goal in two matches to lift Nantes to a 1-0 victory at Marseille on Friday. The in-form midfielder drove toward the near post and turned home Filip Ðordevic's pull back for the only goal of the match after 16 minutes. Bedoya departed after 64 minutes, but his teammates held on for its second consecutive victory. The result lifted Nantes to fourth in the Ligue 1 table and prompted Marseille to dismiss manager Elie Baup.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31979149 Tim Howard, GK, Everton Tim+Howard%2C+GK%2C+Everton USA

Howard produced a stellar display to ensure Everton departed the Emirates with a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Arsenal never really hit top gear, but Howard still repelled efforts from Olivier Giroud and Aaron Ramsey to keep his side on level terms. Mesut Özil eventually thumped home from close range to break Everton's resistance, but Everton substitute Gerard Deulofeu lashed home a stunning equalizer six minutes from time to give the Toffees a deserved share of the spoils.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31978318 Geoff Cameron, D, Stoke City Geoff+Cameron%2C+D%2C+Stoke+City USA

Stoke City claimed a precious 3-2 win over Chelsea with a late winner from Oussama Assaidi on Sunday. Assaidi struck in the 90th minute to complete the second-half revival and drag the Potters four points clear of the relegation mire. Cameron contributed another solid shift at right back to help Stoke to victory.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31979146 Brad Guzan, GK, Aston Villa Brad+Guzan%2C+GK%2C+Aston+Villa USA

Aston Villa suffered its first defeat in six attempts in a 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Sunday. Villa manager Paul Lambert admitted his side did not play well enough to win after Steve Sidwell and Dimitar Berbatov (from the spot after a disputed penalty award) handed René Meulensteen his first win as Fulham boss. Guzan made six saves in Villa's first loss in six attempts.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31978319 Jozy Altidore, F, Sunderland Jozy+Altidore%2C+F%2C+Sunderland USA

Sunderland remained rooted to the foot of the Premier League table after a 2-1 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Adam Johnson opened the scoring for the home side after 37 minutes, but Paulinho responded six minutes later and John O'Shea turned into his own net early in the second half to send Sunderland crashing to another defeat. Altidore featured from the start and picked up a booking late in the second half to complete a frustrating day.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad: Dec. 6-8 31978317 Michael Bradley, M, Roma Michael+Bradley%2C+M%2C+Roma USA

Roma collected its first win in six attempts with a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday. Mattia Destro scored after 67 minutes to give Rudi Garcia's undefeated side its first triumph since a 1-0 triumph over Chievo on Oct. 31. Bradley entered the match as a substitute in second-half stoppage time as Roma remained three points behind Serie A leaders Juventus.

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