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Roland Nilsson has got Danish champions FC KÃ¸benhavn off to a good start
Things already have a familiar look about them after just four matches in Denmark's Superligaen
whilst the summer championships of Norway, Sweden and Finland are starting to get interesting as
they reach the final third of the season.
Markus Henriksen's brace secured a 3-2 win for Rosenborg at the weekend.
MalmÃ¶ FF, Rosenborg Trondheim and FC KÃ¸benhavn top the table in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
respectively with the first two of those championships approaching the business end of the season
whilst the Danish League is now firmly in its stride nine games into the new season.
AIK, an abbreviation for AllmÃ¤nna Idrottsklubben is a Swedish football club based at the RÃ¥sunda
stadium in Solna, a municipality in Stockholm County bordering to Stockholm city centre. The club
was formed in 1891 in central Stockholm. Its football department was formed in 1896. AIK are the
defending champions of the Swedish Allsvenskan and hold the [.
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview up and coming American player Michael Thomas, who just
signed with Swedish Allsvenskan club Halmstads BK. Michael had a very solid career playing college
ball with Notre Dame and in the USL PDL with the Kansas City Brass. Here is the interview and I
hope that you all enjoy and learn a little bit about this up and coming American player.
After reports that a deal was off, officials for the Scottish Premier League defending champion
Rangers announced today an agreement to acquire American international AlejandroÂ Bedoya, pending
successful completion of a U.K. work permit.
Monday saw two Americans playing abroad in Europe having success. Benny Feilhaber continues to
get back to his form that saw him score the game-winning goal in the 2007 Gold Cup while Alejandro
Bedoya is having success in Sweden with Orebro. Here's a recap of both players and video
Benny Feilhaber (MF) AGF Aarhus Danish SAS-Ligaen 1 goal Video Highlights Video
Feilhaber continued his good form from the Confederations Cup on June as he scored 1 goal for
AGF Monday in the Danish SAS-Ligaen.
The big European leagues have declared their champions and shut up shop for the summer. They won't
be back until August. So this is where we separate the fairweather footy fans from the die-hards.
The fairweathers will get distracted and find some other way to pass the time. The die-hards will
ask: What else can I [.
Life in the Swedish Allsvenskan began for 2009 as Kalmar FF
embarked on the focal objective of defending their title crown, despite an initial drawback as they
stranded a one-goal advantage to draw with Gefle IF.
After accomplishing their first championship in 2008, Kalmer travelled northwards to the city of
GÃ¤vle in pursuit of their title protection and Rasmus Elm, whose brother Victor and last season's
top goalscorer Patrik Ingelsten both departed for SC Heerenveen over the winter
months, ensured the season started to almost perfection by successfully converting a penalty on 29
After a strong first season at rebro where he claimed a starting spot in midseason, Alejandro
Bedoya looks to be setting himself up to follow the lead of close friend Charlie Davies by
launching a long and promising career from the Swedish Allsvenskan.
The Danish league has started weeks ahead most of the other European leagues and several
Americans are already making an impact. Jeremiah White and Benny Feilhaber all play in the league
and were in action on Monday night. The Swedish Allsvenskan started in April and is currently in
the middle of the season as American Alejandro Bedoya has found recent success playing for
The European season is winding down as Tim Howard got another win for Everton, Maurice Edu
started for Rangers who took the lead in the SPL, and Clint Dempsey and Fulham took one step closer
to European soccer next season. Meanwhile in Sweden where the season is just starting, Charlie
Davies scored again and now has 4 goals.
Charlie Davies was the lone American in midweek action in European soccer as Hammarby took on
Kalmar FF in the Swedish Allsvenskan. Here's a full recap (along with video highlights) of Davies
in Wednesday's match.
Charlie Davies - Hammarby IF - Swedish Allsvenskan - Hammarby moved to 15h
place in the league table with a 1-4 loss against Kalmar FF on Wednesday evening.
It was a busy and eventful weekend in European Soccer for Americans playing abroad. Here's a
recap of Americans playing in the top European leagues.
Oguchi Onyewu - Standard Liege beat Royal Excelsior Mouscron 3-0 - Belgium Jupiler Pro
League - 2 goals - 90 minutes - Standard won easily and are now tied atop the league table
as Onyewu scored two goals.
It was a light midweek for Americans playing in Europe with most of the matches taking place in
the Scandinavian leagues. Charlie Davies played for Swedish side Hammarby, Parkhurst for FC
NordsjÃ¦lland, and unfortuantely Heath Pearce has been sent to the 2nd team of Bundesliga 2 side
As Superettan leaders Angelholm continue their quest for promotion into the Swedish Allsvenskan,
they have recently acquired American forward Lester Dewee boost their offense in the second half of
BlÃ¥vitt IFK Goteborg v Helsingborgs IF Swedish Allsvenskan Â (18.4.11) A warm welcome to EFW
debutant, Millwall fan Guy Collings.... Over the last couple of years I have discovered the joys of
watching European football across the continent and have simultaneously discovered the joys of EFW.
Why not combine the two I thought and share my own experiences in the same way I enjoy reading of
The big leagues are nice and all, and the 40% that is the winter transfer market will somewhat
suffice, but sometimes we just need our Bundesliga (German or Austrian), the Norwegian Tippeligaen
or the many Super Leagues which, let's be honest, aren't really all that super.
Some have already launched (England, Spain, Italy, Scotland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Israel,
James Keene and IF Elfsborg are taking the challenge to IFK Goteborg at the top of the Swedish
Allsvenskan, as they currently sit in 2nd spot, one point behind the leaders.Â Before the
mid-season break, a result of Sweden hosting the European Under 21 finals, they drew 1-1 away to
Hacken, a match in which [.