Posted: Tue December 11, 2012 2:29PM; Updated: Tue December 11, 2012 2:29PM
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U.S. players learn their European fates; more Americans Abroad

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Jermaine Jones and Oguchi Onyewu's clubs advanced in the Champions League

Clint Dempsey and Steve Cherundolo's clubs stayed alive in the Europa League

Michael Parkhurst, Mix Diskerud and Alejandro Bedoya face contract situations

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Jermaine Jones and Schalke won their Champions League group over Arsenal.
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And then there were four.

Four Americans remain alive in European competition after the group finales of the Champions League and Europa League concluded last week. Jermaine Jones (Schalke) and Oguchi Onyewu's (Malaga) clubs won their Champions League groups. Steve Cherundolo (Hannover) and Clint Dempsey (Tottenham) are through to the knockout round of the Europa League in a bid to add European silverware to their resumes.

Group-stage finales were not celebratory occasions for all Americans, though. They marked the end of European runs for Sacha Kljestan, Terrence Boyd, Josh Gatt, Michael Parkhurst, Mix Diskerud and Alejandro Bedoya. Big changes could be in the offing for the last three players.

Now that the teams and leagues in Scandinavia are on winter break, Parkhurst, Diskerud and Bedoya must address contract situations.

Parkhurst's Danish club Nordsjaelland, in its annual midseason stoppage, may have exited the Champions League, but it appears Parkhurst will be exiting the club as he becomes a free agent. His individual play in Nordsjaelland's otherwise brutal Champions League foray earned plaudits and helped his cause, both with Jurgen Klinsmann and with potential suitors for his services.

Diskerud's short-term contract with Rosenborg is reaching its conclusion, but the young Norwegian-American seems poised for a new deal there based on comments made to the team's official website and after showing well in his few months after leaving embattled side Stabaek.

Bedoya, meanwhile, who closed Helsingborg's run in the Europa League with a game-winning goal last week, is also going to be out of contract after his short-term deal with the club ends. All three could find themselves in Klinsmann's training camp next month that is mainly for MLS and Scandinavian-based players, but the teams they will be representing at that time may be different.

As the Champions League and Europa League get down to their knockout stages starting with next Thursday's draws, here is a look at how the Americans competing both domestically and across the European continent -- including goal-scorers Dempsey, Boyd, Bedoya and Conor O'Brien -- fared this past week (season statistics encompass all competitions):

England

Premier League

Geoff Cameron, D/M, Stoke City -- Started, played 90 minutes in Stoke City's 0-0 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.
SEASON: 16 games, 15 starts

Cody Cropper, GK, Southampton -- Not in the 18 for Southampton's 1-0 win over Reading on Saturday
SEASON: 0 games

Clint Dempsey, M/F, Tottenham -- Started, played 80 minutes, assisted on a goal and forced an own goal in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Panathinaikos in their Group J finale in the Europa League on Thursday. Dempsey's header off a corner kick glanced off the underside of the crossbar and then off the goalkeeper to seal Spurs' win, one that clinched a place in the knockout stage. Dempsey also started, played 90 minutes and scored in a 2-1 loss to Everton in league play Sunday. Dempsey's shot from outside the area took a deflection off Sylvain Distin and looped over U.S. national team teammate Tim Howard to open the scoring before Everton battled back with two late goals.
SEASON: 21 games, 18 starts, 3 goals

Maurice Edu, D/M, Stoke City -- Not in the 18 for Stoke City's 0-0 draw with Aston Villa
SEASON: 1 game

Brad Friedel, GK, Tottenham -- Started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Tottenham's 3-1 win over Panathinaikos in the Europa League on Thursday. Friedel was in the 18 but did not play in a 2-1 loss to Everton in league play.
SEASON: 11 games, 11 starts, 17 goals allowed

Brad Guzan, GK, Aston Villa -- Started, played 90 minutes, did not make a save and earned the clean sheet in Villa's 0-0 draw with Stoke City on Saturday.
SEASON: 15 games, 15 starts, 19 goals allowed, 6 clean sheets

Tim Howard, GK, Everton -- Started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Everton's 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday.
SEASON: 16 games, 16 starts, 19 goals allowed, 2 clean sheets

Eric Lichaj, D, Aston Villa -- Started, played 90 minutes in Villa's 0-0 draw with Stoke City.
SEASON: 14 games, 7 starts

League Championship

Conor Doyle, F, Derby County -- In the 18, did not play in Derby County's 3-1 win over Leeds United on Saturday.
SEASON: 2 games, 1 start

Robbie Findley, F, Nottingham Forest -- Not in the 18 for Nottingham Forest's 2-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.
SEASON: 7 games, 3 starts (all with Gillingham)

Stuart Holden, M, Bolton -- Not in the 18 for Bolton's 2-2 draw with Huddersfield Town on Saturday. After more than a year out of action, Holden returned to training with Bolton's first team as the next major step in his comeback from a knee injury. Bolton manager Dougie Freedman told the club website that Holden's return is likely still "months" away, but this development is the most positive one for Holden since he required surgery to repair torn cartilage almost 15 months ago.
SEASON: 0 games

Will Packwood, D/M, Birmingham City -- In the 18, did not play in Birmingham's 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton on Saturday.
SEASON: 4 games, 4 starts

Tim Ream, D, Bolton -- In the 18, came on as an 85th-minute substitute in Bolton's 2-2 draw with Huddersfield Town.
SEASON: 9 games, 7 starts

Jonathan Spector, D/M, Birmingham City -- Started, played 45 minutes in Birmingham's 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton.
SEASON: 20 games, 17 starts, 1 goal

Zak Whitbread, D, Leicester City -- Started, played 90 minutes in Leicester City's 2-2 draw with Barnsley on Saturday.
SEASON: 12 games, 11 starts, 1 goal

League One

Mike Grella, F, Scunthorpe United -- Started, played 81 minutes in Scunthorpe's 2-1 loss to AFC Bournemouth on Saturday.
SEASON: 15 games, 10 starts, 2 goals

Robbie Rogers, M, Stevenage - In the 18, came on as an 81st-minute substitute in Stevenage's 2-0 win over Hartlepool United on Saturday.
SEASON: 9 games, 3 starts

Frank Simek, D, Carlisle United -- Not in the 18 for Carlisle's 3-1 loss to Sheffield United on Saturday.
SEASON: 21 games, 19 starts

Germany

Bundesliga

Timmy Chandler, D, FC Nurnberg -- Started, played 90 minutes in Nurnberg's 2-0 win over Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday.
SEASON: 17 games, 17 starts, 1 goal

Steve Cherundolo, D, Hannover 96 -- In the 18, came on as a 71st-minute substitute in Hannover's 2-2 draw with Levante in their Group L finale in the Europa League on Thursday. Hannover won its group and advanced to the knockout stage. Cherundolo also started and played 90 minutes in Hannover's 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in league play Sunday.
SEASON: 26 games, 25 starts

Fabian Johnson, D, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim --Started, played 90 minutes in Hoffenheim's 2-0 loss to Hamburg SV on Friday.
SEASON: 16 games, 16 starts, 3 goals

Jermaine Jones, M, FC Schalke 04 -- In the 18, came on as a 72nd-minute substitute in Schalke's 1-1 draw with Montpellier in their Group B finale of the Champions League on Tuesday. Schalke won its group and will be part of the top pot for the knockout stage draw. Jones also started, assisted on a goal and was sent off with a straight red card in the 73rd minute of a 3-1 loss to Stuttgart in league play Saturday.
SEASON: 20 games, 17 starts, 1 goal

Danny Williams, M, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim -- Started, played 66 minutes in Hoffenheim's 2-0 loss to Hamburg.
SEASON: 13 games, 12 starts, 1 goal

2. Bundesliga

John Anthony Brooks, D, Hertha Berlin -- Started, played 90 minutes in Berlin's 1-0 win over SC Paderborn 07 on Saturday.
SEASON: 14 games, 11 starts

Joe Gyau, M, St. Pauli -- In the 18, did not play in St. Pauli's 3-0 loss to Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.
SEASON: 7 games, 2 starts

Alfredo Morales, D, Hertha Berlin -- Not in the 18 for Berlin's 1-0 win over SC Paderborn 07.
SEASON: 1 game

Bobby Wood, F, TSV 1860 Munich -- Started, played 90 minutes in Munich's 1-1 draw with Jahn Regensburg on Sunday.
SEASON: 4 games, 3 starts, 1 goal

Andrew Wooten, F, SV Sandhausen -- Started, played 90 minutes in Sandhausen's 3-1 loss to FSV Frankfurt on Friday.
SEASON: 13 games, 6 starts, 3 goals

Italy

Serie A

Michael Bradley, M, AS Roma -- Started, played 90 minutes in Roma's 4-2 win over Fiorentina on Saturday.
SEASON: 10 games, 9 starts, 1 goal

Spain

Primera Division

Oguchi Onyewu, D, Malaga -- Started, played 90 minutes in Malaga's 2-2 draw with Anderlecht in their Group C finale of the Champions League on Tuesday. Malaga won its group and will be part of the top pot for the knockout stage draw. Onyewu was not in the 18 for Malaga's 4-0 win over Granada in league play Saturday.
SEASON: 6 games, 5 starts, 1 goal

Segunda Division

Carlos Bocanegra, D, Racing Santander -- Not in the 18 for Racing Santander's 4-0 loss to Real Madrid Castilla on Sunday.
SEASON: 14 games, 14 starts (7 games, 7 starts with Rangers)

Netherlands

Eredivisie

Jozy Altidore, F, AZ Alkmaar -- Started, played 90 minutes in AZ's 0-0 draw with Willem II on Saturday. AZ is in a six-game winless stretch, one that has seen the club plummet to 12th place in the Eredivisie.
SEASON: 17 games, 17 starts, 12 goals

Belgium

Pro League

Sacha Kljestan, M, RSC Anderlecht -- Started, played 90 minutes, picked up a yellow card and contributed a game-tying assist in Anderlecht's 2-2 draw with Malaga in their Group C finale of the Champions League on Tuesday. Anderlecht finished group play in last place and is out of European competition. Kljestan salvaged the draw with his second Champions League assist, curling in a ball from the right for forward Dieumerci Mbokani. Kljestan also started, played 90 minutes and assisted on another Mbokani goal in the opening minutes of Anderlecht's 5-0 win over Mons in league play Saturday.
SEASON: 26 games, 19 starts, 2 goals

Portugal

Primeira Liga

Caleb Patterson-Sewell, GK, Vitoria Setubal -- In the 18, did not play in Vitoria Setubal's 3-0 loss to Estoril Praia on Friday.
SEASON: 2 games, 2 starts, 7 goals allowed

Tony Taylor, F, Estoril Praia -- In the 18, did not play in Estoril's 3-0 win over Vitoria Setubal on Friday.
SEASON: 6 games, 3 starts

Austria

Bundesliga

Terrence Boyd, F, Rapid Vienna -- In the 18, came on as a 76th-minute substitute in Rapid Vienna's 1-0 win over Metalist Kharkiv in their Group K finale in the Europa League on Thursday. Rapid Vienna did not advance to the knockout stage. Boyd also started, played 90 minutes and scored the game-winning goal in Rapid Vienna's 2-1 win over Wacker Innsbruck in league play Sunday. Boyd ran onto a lobbed ball over the top and connected with a sliding volley to put his team ahead for good in the 51st minute. The goal was Boyd's fourth in his last five matches.
SEASON: 27 games, 22 starts, 13 goals

Denmark

Superliga

Charlie Davies, F, Randers -- Not in the 18 for Randers' 2-1 win over Esbjerg on Saturday.
SEASON: 15 games, 3 starts

Clarence Goodson, D, Brondby -- Started, played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Brondby's 2-2 draw with Sonderjyske on Friday.
SEASON: 14 games, 14 starts, 1 goal

Conor O'Brien, M/F, Sonderjyske -- Started, played 90 minutes and scored a goal in the 35th minute of Sonderjyske's 2-2 draw with Brondby on Friday. O'Brien tucked home the rebound off his own saved penalty kick to level the score at 1-1.
SEASON: 22 games, 12 starts, 5 goals

Michael Parkhurst, D, FC Nordsjaelland -- Started, played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Nordsjaelland's 6-1 loss to Chelsea in their Group E finale in the Champions League on Wednesday. Nordsjaelland finished group play in last place and is out of European competition. Parkhurst also started and played 72 minutes in Nordsjaelland's 4-1 loss to FC Copenhagen in league play Sunday.
SEASON: 21 games, 20 starts, 2 goals

Norway

Tippeligaen

Mix Diskerud, M, Rosenborg -- Started, played 90 minutes in Rosenborg's 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen in their Group K finale in the Europa League on Thursday. Rosenborg did not advance out of the group stage. Diskerud is under contract with Rosenborg through the end of the year and will either sign a new deal with the club or be a free agent when the January transfer window opens. A decision is expected by Christmas, according to an interview with Rosenborg's official website.
SEASON: 18 games, 16 starts, 2 goals

Josh Gatt, M, Molde -- Started, played 68 minutes in Molde's 1-0 win over Stuttgart in their Group E finale in the Europa League on Thursday. Molde did not advance out of the group stage, and Gatt and the rest of the Norwegian champions are off until next season.
SEASON: 29 games, 23 starts, 6 goals

Sweden

Allsvenskan

Alejandro Bedoya, M, Helsingborg -- Started, played 90 minutes and scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 21st minute of Helsingborg's 3-1 win over Twente in their Group L finale in the Europa League on Thursday. Bedoya ran onto a loose ball in the right side of the box and fired home Helsingborg's second tally. Helsingborg did not advance out of the group stage, and Bedoya's deal with the club is up, meaning he could very well be on the move again after securing a transfer from Rangers this summer.
SEASON: 17 games, 16 starts, 3 goals

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