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Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd has 15 goals in 32 games (26 starts) for Vienna this season.
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If not for Jozy Altidore's record-setting exploits, we might be on Boyd Watch.

Terrence Boyd's first season as a first-team professional has been successful. Boyd has netted 15 goals in all competitions for Rapid Vienna after moving from Borussia Dortmund's reserve team this summer, . His latest helped the club back from a 2-0 deficit over the weekend to salvage a draw and maintain position for a place in next season's Europa League.

As for Altidore, he broke Clint Dempsey's record of 23 goals for an American international in a club season abroad and continues to set the new standard. But Boyd, 22, is rapidly approaching the old mark. He has a pair of goals in the five games since the Austrian Bundesliga resumed from its winter break, and he has at least 12 games remaining, with the possibility for a couple more if Vienna can advance past the quarterfinals of its domestic cup competition. A 20-goal campaign, which is a rarity for Americans on the European club circuit, is within reach and would be an extraordinary accomplishment this early in Boyd's career.

Boyd's goal haul has been a welcome early return on Vienna's three-year investment. It also plays into his favor that he does not have the weight of being the national team's savior on his shoulders. With Altidore, Dempsey and Herculez Gomez continuing to produce, Boyd can go about his development at a normal pace while still playing his way onto the national team radar during the World Cup qualifying cycle.

While Boyd helped his club over the weekend, so did Gomez, who kept his hot run going with a deadly free kick in Santos Laguna's triumph over Atlante. The other American goalscorer last weekend was winger Alejandro Bedoya, who scored in his second consecutive Swedish Cup match to kick off his second go-around with Helsingborg. On the defensive side, U.S. men's national team starting goalkeeper Brad Guzan put on a strong show in his first match following the announcement that Tim Howard is out indefinitely with broken bones in his back, aiding Aston Villa to a crucial win that pulled the club out of the relegation zone.

Those were the highlights among the U.S. international contingent during a week in which Jermaine Jones and Michael Bradley were out because of suspensions and Howard, Dempsey and Fabian Johnson were sidelined because of injury. Here is how the active Americans abroad fared (season statistics encompass all competitions):

England

Premier League

Geoff Cameron, D/M, Stoke City -- Started, played 90 minutes in Stoke's 2-1 loss to Newcastle on Sunday.
SEASON: 29 games, 27 starts

Cody Cropper, GK, Southampton -- Not in the 18 for Southampton's 0-0 draw with Norwich City on Saturday.
SEASON: 0 games

Clint Dempsey, M/F, Tottenham -- Not in the 18 for Tottenham's 3-0 win over Inter Milan in the first leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie Thursday or a 3-2 loss to Liverpool in league play Sunday.
SEASON: 33 games, 25 starts, 8 goals

Brad Friedel, GK, Tottenham -- Started, played 90 minutes, made two saves and earned the clean sheet in Tottenham's 3-0 win over Inter Milan in the Europa League. Friedel was in the 18 but did not play in a 3-2 loss to Liverpool in league play.
SEASON: 16 games, 16 starts, 21 goals allowed, 2 clean sheets

Brad Guzan, GK, Aston Villa -- Started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Villa's 2-1 win over Reading on Saturday.
SEASON: 28 games, 28 starts, 50 goals allowed, 6 clean sheets

Tim Howard, GK, Everton -- Not in the 18 for Everton's 3-0 loss to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarterfinals Saturday. Everton revealed Howard has broken bones in his back that will keep him out for "several weeks," manager David Moyes said.
SEASON: 31 games, 31 starts, 38 goals allowed, 4 clean sheets

Eric Lichaj, D, Aston Villa -- Not in the 18 for Villa's 2-1 win over Reading.
SEASON: 21 games, 13 starts

Brek Shea, M, Stoke City -- In the 18, did not play in Stoke's 2-1 loss to Newcastle.
SEASON: 2 games

League Championship

Conor Doyle, F, Derby County -- In the 18, did not play in Derby County's 1-1 draw with Cardiff City on Saturday and a 3-1 loss to Birmingham City on Saturday.
SEASON: 3 games, 1 start

Stuart Holden, M, Bolton -- In the 18, did not play in Bolton's 1-0 win over Blackburn on Saturday and a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
SEASON: 3 games

Tim Ream, D, Bolton -- Not in the 18 for Bolton's 1-0 win over Blackburn or a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove.
SEASON: 16 games, 14 starts

Jonathan Spector, D/M, Birmingham City -- Started, played 90 minutes in Birmingham's 1-1 draw with Blackpool on Tuesday and a 3-1 win over Derby County on Saturday.
SEASON: 28 games, 24 starts, 1 goal

Zak Whitbread, D, Leicester City -- In the 18, did not play in Leicester City's 1-1 draw with Leeds United on Tuesday. Whitbread was not in the 18 for a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
SEASON: 15 games, 14 starts, 1 goal

League One

Mike Grella, F, Scunthorpe United -- In the 18, did not play in Scunthorpe's 2-1 loss to Coventry City on Saturday.
SEASON: 23 games, 12 starts, 2 goals

Frank Simek, D, Carlisle United -- Started, played 90 minutes in Carlisle's 1-1 draw with Crawley Town on Tuesday and a 2-0 win over Brentford on Saturday.
SEASON: 37 games, 35 starts

Germany

Bundesliga

Timmy Chandler, D, FC Nurnberg -- Started, played 90 minutes in Nurnberg's 2-1 win over FC Augsburg on Friday.
SEASON: 25 games, 25 starts, 1 goal

Steve Cherundolo, D, Hannover 96 -- Not in the 18 for Hannover's 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.
SEASON: 28 games, 27 starts

Fabian Johnson, D, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim -- Not in the 18 for Hoffenheim's 3-0 win over SpVgg Gruether Furth on Saturday. Johnson was out with a minor hip injury but has returned to training with the club.
SEASON: 22 games, 22 starts, 3 goals

Jermaine Jones, M, FC Schalke 04 -- Not in the 18 for Schalke's 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Jones was suspended for the match because of card accumulation.
SEASON: 27 games, 24 starts, 2 goals

Michael Parkhurst, D, FC Augsburg -- In the 18, did not play in Augsburg's 2-1 loss to FC Nurnberg on Friday.
SEASON: 23 games, 21 starts, 2 goals (21 games, 20 starts, 2 goals with FC Nordsjaelland)

Danny Williams, D/M, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim -- Started, played 90 minutes in Hoffenheim's 3-0 win over Greuther Furth on Saturday.
SEASON: 19 games, 15 starts, 1 goal

2. Bundesliga

John Anthony Brooks, D, Hertha Berlin -- Started, played 90 minutes in Berlin's 4-2 win over MSV Duisburg on Sunday.
SEASON: 21 games, 18 starts

Joe Gyau, M, St. Pauli -- Started, played 84 minutes and had a hand in the first goal in St. Pauli's 3-2 win over Jahn Regensburg on Friday.
SEASON: 12 games, 4 starts

Alfredo Morales, D/M, Hertha Berlin -- Not in the 18 for Berlin's 4-2 win over Duisburg.
SEASON: 3 games, 1 start

Bobby Wood, F, TSV 1860 Munich -- In the 18, did not play in Munich's 1-0 win over SV Sandhausen on Friday.
SEASON: 11 games, 5 starts, 2 goals

Andrew Wooten, F, SV Sandhausen -- Started, played 73 minutes in Sandhausen's 1-0 loss to TSV 1860 Munich on Friday.
SEASON: 20 games, 13 starts, 4 goals

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Terrence Boyd
Terrence Boyd's Vienna leads the Austria's Bundesliga by 12 points.
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Italy

Serie A

Michael Bradley, M, AS Roma -- Not in the 18 for Roma's 1-1 draw with Udinese on Saturday. Bradley was suspended for the match because of card accumulation.
SEASON: 24 games, 21 starts, 2 goals

Spain

Primera Division

Oguchi Onyewu, D, Malaga -- In the 18, did not play in Malaga's 1-1 draw with Real Valldolid on Saturday.
SEASON: 8 games, 7 starts, 2 goals

Segunda Division

Carlos Bocanegra, D, Racing Santander -- In the 18, did not play in Racing Santander's 2-1 win over Real Murcia on Sunday.
SEASON: 19 games, 19 starts (7 games, 7 starts with Rangers)

Netherlands

Eredivisie

Jozy Altidore, F, AZ Alkmaar -- Started, played 90 minutes in AZ's 1-1 draw with ADO Den Haag on Saturday.
SEASON: 34 games, 34 starts, 24 goals

Belgium

Pro League

Sacha Kljestan, M, RSC Anderlecht -- Started, played 90 minutes in Anderlecht's 1-0 win over Mechelen on Saturday.
SEASON: 38 games, 31 starts, 2 goals

Austria

Bundesliga

Terrence Boyd, F, Rapid Vienna -- Started, played 90 minutes, scored and assisted in Rapid Vienna's 2-2 draw with Mattersburg on Saturday. Rapid Vienna trailed 2-0, but Boyd's one-timer off a cross toward the right post in the 60th minute sliced the deficit in half before he set up Deni Alar for the equalizer seven minutes later. Boyd applied high pressure, won the ball, received a pass down the right channel and crossed into the box for Alar, who finished to salvage the draw.
SEASON: 32 games, 26 starts, 15 goals

Turkey

Super Lig

Maurice Edu, M, Bursaspor -- Started, played 90 minutes in Bursaspor's 4-1 loss to Fenerbahce on Sunday.
SEASON: 11 games, 9 starts (1 game with Stoke City)

Portugal

Primeira Liga

Caleb Patterson-Sewell, GK, Vitoria Setubal -- In the 18, did not play in Vitoria Setubal's 3-2 loss to Vitoria Guimaraes on Monday.
SEASON: 5 games, 5 starts, 12 goals allowed, 1 clean sheet

Tony Taylor, F, Estoril Praia -- In the 18, came on as a 76th-minute substitute in Estoril's 2-0 loss to Porto on Friday.
SEASON: 14 games, 4 starts

Mexico

Liga MX

DaMarcus Beasley, M, Puebla -- Not in the 18 for Puebla's 3-0 loss to Pumas UNAM in the Copa MX on Wednesday. Beasley started and played 90 minutes in Puebla's 1-0 loss to Pumas in league play Sunday.
SEASON: 13 games, 10 starts, 2 goals

Jonathan Bornstein, D, Tigres UANL -- Not in the 18 for Tigres' 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal tie Wednesday or a 2-1 win over San Luis in league play Saturday.
SEASON: 0 games

Edgar Castillo, D, Tijuana -- Not in the 18 for Tijuana's 1-0 victory over reigning FIFA Club World Cup champion Corinthians in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday or a 1-0 loss to Queretaro in league play Saturday as he continues to recover from broken facial bones.
SEASON: 10 games, 10 starts, 1 goal

Joe Corona, M, Tijuana -- Started, played 90 minutes in Tijuana's 1-0 win over Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores. Corona was not in the 18 for a 1-0 loss to Queretaro in league play.
SEASON: 11 games, 8 starts, 1 goal

Michael Orozco Fiscal, D, Puebla -- Started, played 90 minutes in Puebla's 3-0 loss to Pumas UNAM in the Copa MX and a 1-0 loss to Pumas in league play.
SEASON: 11 games, 11 starts

Greg Garza, D/M, Tijuana -- In the 18, came on as an 85th-minute substitute in Tijuana's 1-0 win over Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores. Garza started, played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in a 1-0 loss to Queretaro in league play.
SEASON: 2 games, 1 start

Herculez Gomez, F, Santos Laguna -- Started, played 72 minutes in Santos Laguna's 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal Tuesday. Gomez also started, played 90 minutes, picked up a yellow and scored on a long-range free kick in a 2-1 win over Atlante in league play Saturday.
SEASON: 11 games, 11 starts, 4 goals

Benji Joya, M, Santos Laguna -- Not in the 18 for Santos Laguna's 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo in the CONCACAF Champions League or for a 2-1 win over Atlante in league play.
SEASON: 0 games

Jose Torres, M, Tigres UANL -- Started, played 90 minutes in Tigres UANL's 1-0 win over the Seattle Sounders in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal tie. Torres started and played 82 minutes in a 2-1 win over San Luis.
SEASON: 10 games, 10 starts

Denmark

Charlie Davies, F, Randers FC -- In the 18, came on as a 72nd-minute substitute in Randers' 2-0 win over Sonderjyske on Friday. Davies had three great looks at goal, demonstratied pace, combination play and smart runs to give the Sonderjyske defense fits in his performance off the bench.
SEASON: 17 games, 3 starts

Clarence Goodson, D, Brondby IF -- Started, played 90 minutes in Brondby's 3-0 win over AGF Aarhus on Sunday.
SEASON: 16 games, 15 starts, 1 goal

Conor O'Brien, M/F, FC Nordsjaelland -- Started, played 90 minutes in Nordsjaelland's 1-1 draw with FC Midtjylland on Monday.
SEASON: 24 games, 14 starts, 5 goals (22 games, 12 starts, 5 goals with Sonderjyske)

Sweden

Alejandro Bedoya, M, Helsingborg -- Started, played 90 minutes and scored in the 79th minute of Helsingborg's 5-0 win over Varberg in the group stage of the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) on Sunday.
SEASON: 2 games, 2 starts, 2 goals

Brian Span, M, Djurgarden IF -- In the 18, came on as an 81st-minute substitute in Djurgarden's 3-1 win over Jonkopings Sodra in the group stage of the Svenska Cup on Sunday.
SEASON: 2 games, 1 start

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