Tuesday May 24th, 2011

Alejandro Bedoya might not have been included on Bob Bradley's CONCACAF Gold Cup roster, but there's not a whole lot more he could be doing for his club team in Sweden right now.

Bedoya continued his hot start to the season by netting his fourth goal and setting up the game-winner in Orebro's latest victory over the weekend. He's playing with all sorts of confidence right now, and although he was overlooked for the national team and won't be performing on the international level this summer, the 24-year-old midfielder will surely have his name keep popping up on the transfer radar as long as he maintains his current form.

The European summer transfer window as a whole should be just as active for Americans as the frenetic winter one. As a result, the American landscape in England's Premier League, specifically, could look very different next season.

Take Clint Dempsey, for example, who just polished off the best club season of his career. He must decide if he wants to try and move to a team where he would play in the UEFA Champions League or if he wants to remain at Fulham, where he could potentially play in the UEFA Europa League again. The Cottagers will find out their European fate for sure upon the release of the final tally of the league's fair-play standings.

Aston Villa needs to decide if it wants to buy Michael Bradley outright from Borussia Monchengladbach, and both of the club's American goalkeepers -- Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan -- could be plying their trade elsewhere.

Jermaine Jones is unlikely to remain at Blackburn, as his loan from Schalke has expired. The contracts of West Ham's Jonathan Spector and Wolverhampton's Marcus Hahnemann have expired as well.

As the seasons continue to expire across Europe, here's how the Americans playing abroad -- including Danish Cup winner Michael Parkhurst and German Cup runner-up David Yelldell -- fared over the past week (statistics encompass all competitions):

Premier League

Michael Bradley, M, Aston Villa -- In the 18, came on as an 89th-minute substitute in Villa's season-ending, 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. SEASON: 22 games, 20 starts, 4 goals with Borussia Monchengladbach; 4 games, 1 start with Villa

Clint Dempsey, M/F, Fulham -- Started, played 90 minutes in Fulham's season-ending, 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday. SEASON: 42 games, 39 starts, 13 goals

Brad Friedel, GK, Aston Villa -- Started, played 90 minutes, made three saves and earned the clean sheet in Villa's season-ending, 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. SEASON: 42 games, 42 starts, 133 saves, 62 goals allowed, 7 clean sheets

Brad Guzan, GK, Aston Villa -- Not in the 18 for Villa's season-ending, 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. SEASON: 16 games, 16 starts, 84 saves, 14 goals allowed, 5 clean sheets with Hull City; 3 games, 3 starts, 12 saves, 5 goals allowed with Villa

Marcus Hahnemann, GK, Wolverhampton -- In the 18, did not play in Wolves' season-ending, 3-2 loss to Blackburn on Sunday. SEASON: 17 games, 17 starts, 59 saves, 28 goals allowed, 1 clean sheet

Tim Howard, GK, Everton -- Started, played 90 minutes, made five saves and earned the clean sheet in Everton's season-ending, 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday. SEASON: 42 games, 42 shots, 122 saves, 49 goals allowed, 9 clean sheets

Jermaine Jones, M, Blackburn -- Started, played 90 minutes in Blackburn's season-ending, 3-2 victory over Wolves on Sunday. SEASON: 16 games, 15 starts, 1 goal with FC Schalke 04; 15 games, 15 starts with Blackburn

Eric Lichaj, D, Aston Villa -- Not in the 18 for Villa's season-ending, 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday. SEASON: 16 games, 16 starts with Leeds United; 8 games, 6 starts with Villa

Jonathan Spector, M/D, West Ham -- Not in the 18 for West Ham's season-ending, 3-0 loss to Sunderland on Sunday. SEASON: 21 games, 15 starts, 4 goals

2. Bundesliga

David Yelldell, GK, MSV Duisburg -- Started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Duisburg's 5-0 loss to FC Schalke 04 in the final of the DFB Pokal (German Cup) on Saturday. SEASON: 40 games, 40 starts, 97 saves, 43 goals allowed, 13 clean sheets

Ligue 1

Carlos Bocanegra, D, St. Etienne -- Started, played 90 minutes in St. Etienne's 2-1 loss to Sochaux on Saturday. SEASON: 35 games, 35 starts, 2 goals

Super Lig

Jozy Altidore, F, Bursaspor -- Started, played 68 minutes in Bursaspor's season-ending, 1-0 victory over Genclerbirligi on Saturday. SEASON: 13 games, 7 starts, 2 goals with Villarreal; 12 games, 5 starts, 1 goal

1. Lig

Freddy Adu, M, Caykur Rizespor -- Started, played 65 minutes in Rizespor's 4-0 loss to Orduspor in the first leg of their promotion playoff semifinal tie on Monday. Adu and his club will need to overturn that deficit in Thursday's return leg, or else their hopes of being promoted to the Super Lig will end. SEASON: 12 games, 10 starts, 4 goals

Eerste Klasse

Sacha Kljestan, M, RSC Anderlecht -- Started, played 90 minutes in Anderlecht's season-ending, 4-3 loss to Lokeren on Tuesday. SEASON: 33 games, 28 starts, 3 goals

Liga de Honra

Greg Garza, D, G.D. Estoril Praia -- In the 18, came on as an 81st-minute substitute in Estoril's 3-1 loss to Gil Vicente on Saturday. SEASON: 3 games

Tony Taylor, F, G.D. Estoril Praia -- Not in the 18 for Estoril's 3-1 loss to Gil Vicente on Saturday. SEASON: 19 games, 4 starts, 4 goals

Premier League

Dominic Cervi, GK, Celtic -- Not in the 18 for Celtic's 3-0 victory over Motherwell in the final of the Scottish Cup on Saturday. SEASON: 0 games

Superliga

Clarence Goodson, D, Brondby IF -- Started, played 90 minutes in Brondby's 2-1 victory over Lyngby on Friday. Brondby clinched a place in next season's UEFA Europa League with the victory. SEASON: 8 games, 7 starts, 1 goal

Michael Parkhurst, D, FC Nordsjaelland -- Started, played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Nordsjaelland's 2-1 victory over Randers FC on Wednesday. Parkhurst also started and played 90 minutes in Nordsjaelland's 3-2 victory over FC Midtjylland in the final of the Landspokal (Danish Cup) on Sunday. SEASON: 22 games, 21 starts

Chris Rolfe, F, Aalborg BK -- Started, played 90 minutes in Aalborg's 4-3 loss to Silkeborg on Friday. SEASON: 6 games, 4 starts, 1 goal

Tippeligaen

Sean Cunningham, D, Molde FK -- Not in the 18 for Molde's 2-1 victory over Fredrikstad on Thursday. SEASON: 2 games, 2 starts

Mikkel Diskerud, M, Stabaek -- Started, played 90 minutes in Stabaek's 3-2 victory over Odd Grenland on Thursday. SEASON: 10 games, 10 starts

Josh Gatt, M, Molde FK -- Not in the 18 for Molde's 2-1 victory over Fredrikstad on Thursday. SEASON: 7 games, 3 starts

Cunningham and Gatt were with the U.S. U-20 national team for its friendly against France and missed their club's match on Thursday as a result. Molde and Stabaek both had their games scheduled for Sunday postponed, as a players' strike in Norway over the right to choose what cleats to wear pushed the full slate of weekend matches to a later date.

Allsvenskanliga

Gale Agbossoumonde, D, Djurgardens IF -- Started, played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card in Djurgardens' 3-0 loss to Mjallby on Monday. SEASON: 8 games, 7 starts

Alejandro Bedoya, M, Orebro SK -- Started, played 90 minutes, picked up a yellow card and scored the final goal in Orebro's 3-1 victory over GAIS on Sunday. Bedoya headed home a cross from the center of the box for an insurance goal after setting up the game-winning goal with a back-heel pass. SEASON: 10 games, 9 starts, 4 goals

Ryan Miller, D, Halmstads BK -- In the 18, came on as a 53rd-minute substitute in Halmstads' 4-1 victory over third-tier club Karlstad in the third round of the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) on Wednesday. Miller was also in the 18 but did not play in Halmstads' 3-2 loss to Elfsborg on Monday. SEASON: 3 games

Avi Creditor is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C.

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