Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann of Reading was beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo but the newly promoted team, which also had American Bobby Convey in midfield, held Manchester United to a 1-1 tie.
Two other Americans in the English Premier League, Carlos Bocanegra and
Brian McBride, faced a title favorite, but they went down, 2-0, with
Fulham against Chelsea.
Claudio Reyna was a late sub and DaMarcus Beasley stayed on the
bench as Manchester City won its second game of the season, 2-0, over West Ham,
to take some pressure off Coach Stuart Pearce, under fire because the
Blues have lost 13 of their last 17 games, dating back to last season.
In Mexico, former U.S. U-20 national team player, Sammy Ochoa, 20, made
his seventh appearance of the season in UAG Tecos' 2-1 derby win over Chivas Guadalajara.
AMERICANS IN ACTION ABROAD Sept. 23-24
English Premier League
Reading (G, Marcus Hahnemann, 90 min.; M, Bobby Convey 90 min.) 1 Manchester United 1.
Fulham (D, Carlos Bocanegra, 90 min., cautioned; F, Brian McBride, 13 min.) 0 Chelsea 2.
Manchester City (M, Claudio Reyna, 9 min.) 2 West Ham 0.
Middlesbrough 0 Blackburn (G, Brad Friedel, 90 min.) 1.
Newcastle United 1 Everton (G, Tim Howard, 90 min.) 1.
Wigan 1 Watford (D, Jay DeMerit, 90 min.) 1.
English League Championship
Leeds (M, Eddie Lewis, 69 min. ) 3 Birmingham 2.
Sheffield Wednesday (Frank Simek, 90 min.) 1 Derby 2.
German First Division
Borussia M'Gladbach (GK, Kasey Keller, 90 min.) 1 Borussia
Hannover 96 (D, Steve Cherundolo, 90 min.) 1 Bayer Leverkusen 1.
German Second Division
MSV Duisburg 0 1860 Munich (D, Gregg Berhalter, 90 min.) 0.
Kaiserlautern 4 Koblenz (D, Josh Grenier, 90 min.) 3
Belgium First Division
Standard Liege (D, Oguchi Onyewu, 90 min., cautioned) 1 Cercle
FC Utrecht 1 SC Heerenveen (M, Michael Bradley, 20 min.,
Mexican First Division
UAG Tecos (F, Sammy Ochoa, 10 min., cautioned) 2 Chivas