GENERIC USER - Friday, February 12, 2010
The traditional summer leagues in Europe are returning to action this month with various friendly matches.
Yanks in Ireland, Sweden, Norway and Finland are busy whipping themselves into shape to be ready for their spring season openers.
YA pooled together the latest news and results of Americans fighting the good fight in Scandinavia and on the Emerald Isle.
Chris Konopka - Waterford United goalkeeper made his debut in the pre-season friendly against Tralee Dynamos. The New Jersey native kept a clean sheet for 70 minutes before he was replaced by Josh Byrne in the 3-0 victory.
Alejandro Bedoya - Orebro midfielder suffered a minor injury in a training match loss against Häcken following a 2-0 win over IK Sirus. He is expected to return to training in Finland within the week.
Ryan Miller - Halmstads BK midfielder made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Danish club FC Nordsjaelland.
Jonathan Borrajo - Ljungskile midfielder will hope to appear in team's first preseason match versus Vastra Frolunda on Saturday February 13th.
Nick Noble - Ljungskile goalkeeper will hope to appear in team's first preseason match versus Vastra Frolunda on Saturday February 13th.
Colin Burns - New Sarpsborg goalkeeper has played in a handful of preseason games for his new 1. Division club.
Steve Clark - Honefoss goalkjeeper kept a clean sheet in his debut half versus Sandefjord.
Clay Goodson - IK Start defender put together a solid performance in Start's 0-1 loss to Russian club and Champions League participants Rubin Kazan on Monday.
Hunter Freeman - IK Start defender is recovering from offseason ankle surgery and nearing full training.
Mikkel Diskerud - Stabaek midfielder played second half of match versus Halmstad on Feb. 6th.
Erik Benjaminsen - Stabaek midfielder made his first team debut in preseason match versus Moss.
Tyrel Lacey - Lyn goalkeeper returned to club on Feb. 1st and is recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Sebastian Troupe - Baerum defender played central defense for the first time in two years in a 2-1 loss to Asker.
Etchu Tabe - Former Ljungskile defender has landed at Ykkonen club RoPS.
Lawrence Smith - Former VPS forward is training with his one of his former clubs KPV, also of the Ykkonen.
Daniel Artunez - Defender has joined up with Veikkausliiga club FC Inter.
Brian Pope - Goalkeeper has joined Veikkausliiga club VPS.
Greg Eckhardt - Defender has joined Veikkausliiga club VPS.