2. AMERICANS ABROAD: Reading continues to surprise; Eddie Lewis strikes
Reading, with American Marcus Hahnemann starting his 14th straight game
of the season, downed Fulham, 1-0, to move into sixth place of the English
Premier League. The victory marked the seventh of the season for the newly
promoted team that was expected to spend the season fighting for survival.
Hahnemann's U.S. teammate Bobby Convey is sidelined with a bad knee. One of Hahnemann's saves came on a diving header from Brian McBride, who went
the full 90. Fulham's American defender Carlos Bocanegra exited at halftime with an injury.
Manchester City remains winless on the road this season after a 1-0 loss to Liverpool, but Claudio Reyna was his team's highest rated player
according to The Sun.
In England's second tier, Eddie Lewis scored his second goal of the season and assisted in Leeds' much needed 2-1 win at Plymouth. Leeds, nearly
promoted to the Premier League last season, is fighting to climb out of the
In Germany, Kasey Keller sat out Borussia Moenchengladbach's 1-0 loss to VfB Stuttgart with a shoulder injury while Benny Feilhaber did not see action as struggling Hamburg SV fell to defending champ Bayern Munich, 2-1. Defender Steve Cherundolo came close to scoring with a long-range shot as Hannover 96 celebrated its first home win of the season, downing Mainz, 1-0.
In the Netherlands, Michael Bradley started in Heerenveen's 3-1 loss to
AZ Alkmaar. In Belgium, Oguchi Onyewu went the full 90 for Standard Liege
and was yellow-carded in a 3-1 win at Beerschot.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily id2 all-stars tie, lose in first matches in Buenos Aires March 5, 1:27 p.m. |
The id2 all-stars, U.S. Club Soccer's touring under-14 selection, played to a 3-3 tie with Velez ... Moreno scores in Tijuana's Copa MX victory March 5, 3:56 a.m.
U.S. U-20 forward Amando Moreno has yet to play for Tijuana in its charge to the ... Former MLS players dominate MLS coaching ranks March 5, 3:32 a.m.
The first 19 MLS titles have been won by 12 coaches. Six of the 20 current ... D.C. United wins second leg but loses CCL series March 5, 3:09 a.m.
Needing a three-goal victory to advance in the Concacaf Champions League, D.C. United came up short ... MLS CBA deal: who got what? who gave up what? March 5, 2:23 a.m.
An agreement in principle was reached between MLS and the MLS Players Union early Wednesday evening ... What They're Saying: NBA player Luol Deng March 5, 1:20 a.m.
"We played with balls made of socks, or put a towel over a balloon and wrapped ... What They're Saying: MLS fan Jon Fish March 4, 8:28 p.m.
"It's just a little nudge from the fans to the league and the players' union, 'Hey ... Video Pick: How Messi and Neymar warm up March 4, 8:21 p.m.
Lionel Messi and Neymar entertain even before the game. Here's a 30-second glimpse of them warming ... Three takeaways from USA-Norway March 4, 6:10 p.m.
Carli Lloyd once again flashed her goalscoring prowess to rally the USA from a 1-0 deficit ... Road to Vancouver: Sweden stuns Germany at Algarve Cup March 4, 5:29 p.m.
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives