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DaMarcus Beasley’s goal + assist vs. Motherwell

December 20, 2009 Leave a comment

Yesterday I was busy eating lasagna and decorating Christmas trees, so I missed most of the day’s action, including Beasley’s 2nd(!) goal and assist combo in as many games for Rangers.

So, for anyone else who was indisposed due to Italian food and Christmas trees (or anything else) here is the video of DMB’s goal (wherein he demonstrates that even at the age of 27 he is faster than most everyone else on the pitch, at least in Scotland).

DaMarcus Beasley continues stunning return to form–scores winner against Dundee–adds an assist

December 15, 2009 Leave a comment

DaMarcus BeasleyDaMarcus Beasley is tearing up the Scottish Premier League. Just days after notching an assist in Rangers’ 3-0 win against St Johnstone, he added a goal and an assist in today’s 3-0 drubbing of Dundee United.

After the match, Rangers’ manager Walter Smith was effusive in his praise of the winger:

“DaMarcus Beasley played like that for us when he came at first before he got his bad injury. After he came back, he was hampered with hamstring injuries.

“A few months ago he started to show the sharpness that is required and he’s now back into the team and playing exceptionally well and scored a terrific goal for us.

Rest assured that Bob Bradley is watching Beasley’s resurgence closely, and don’t be surprised if he gets the call up for the Jan. 23 friendly with Honduras.

See highlights of the Dundee game here (including Beasley’s wicked goal).

Great day for Americans Abroad–Beasley goes for 72′ against St Johnstone–Bradley scores winner against Dolo’s Hannover 96–and more

December 13, 2009 Leave a comment

DaMarcus Beasley continued his impressive (and unexpected) resurgence today, putting in an emphatic performance against St. Johnstone that should prove he is truly ready for regular first team action. DaMarcus Beasley

Beasley’s impact on the game was immediate. Less than a minute into the game he fed a neat pass in to Kris Boyd, who slid the ball into the corner of the net. Boyd scored his second of the day in the 21st minute with a converted penalty. Then, in the 51st minute, Beasley took advantage of a St. Johnstone defensive error, blazing down the right side of the field and firing in a cross to Miller, whose shot was saved. But Novo was sitting in wait and slotted in the rebound, putting Rangers up 3-0.

With rumors swirling that Rangers are looking to dump the speedy, frenetic winger come January, Beasley’s stock should be on the rise after his recent performances. He was a big part of two of Rangers’ goals today and looked his old self throughout the match: speedy, clever, and relentless. Let’s just hope Roy Hodgson was watching the game.

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Yet Beasley wasn’t the American to impress today. Across Europe, Yanks were dominant.

In England, Clint Dempsey started and played 90′ in Fulham’s 1-1 draw against Burnley, while American keepers Tim Howard (Everton), Brad Friedel (Villa) and Marcus Hahnemann (Wolves) all went the full 90 for their respective clubs and all boasted impressive performances. Friedel recorded a shutout in Villa’s 1-0 upset of Manchester United; Hahnemann recorded a shutout in Wolves’ 1-0 upset of Tottenham; and Howard made 7 saves as Everton drew 3-3 with league leaders Chelsea.

The only disappointments for yanks in the Premiership came for Jozy Altidore and Jonathan Spector. Altidore came on in the 66′ in Hull’s 0-0 draw with Blackburn, while Spector dressed but did play in West Ham’s 1-0 loss to Birmingham.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Michael Bradley scored the game winning goal in Borussia Monchengladbach’s bizarre 5-3 win over Steve Cherundolo’s Hannover 96 (‘Dolo went the full 90 for Hannover).

DaMarcus Beasley gets 30 minutes against Falkirk–draws PK–generally impresses in 3-1 win

December 5, 2009 Leave a comment

DMB come off the bench in the 62nd minute and immediately made an impact. He won a free kick, a corner kick, and a PK in the 74th minute, which Kenny Miller converted to put Rangers ahead 3-1.

Watch Soccer Online has the highlights here.