Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fulham nears drop; Reading slides toward danger
April 21st, 2008 6:31AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROARD] The chances that nine English Premier League Americans will be relegated increased over weekend as Fulham fell, 2-0, to Liverpool and Reading fell, 2-0, to Arsenal. Derby, which was doomed long ago, lost, 2-1, to West Ham. With three games left, Fulham, which has five Americans in its ranks, is second-to-last and five points from safety. Reading is one point about the drop zone with three games left.

Liverpool, which rested most of its regular starters for Tuesday's Champions League semifinal, opened the scoring on in the 17th minute when Jermaine Pennant's high shoot flew between Kasey Keller and his near post. The Independent's game report described the shot as savable while The Times of London wrote that the American keeper "stood statuesque and watched as the ball drifted past him into the goal."

Peter Crouch scored Liverpool's second on a low shot that Keller reached but failed to block.

Brian McBride and Clint Dempsey, who was Fulham's highest rated player by The Independent, also started. Carlos Bocanegra remained on the bench and ailing Eddie Johnson did not suit up.

Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann and midfielder Bobby Convey, who forced a good save from Arsenal keeper Jens Lehmann, both went the full 90 in Reading's loss.

In Derby's 26th loss of the season, Eddie Lewis went the distance while Benny Feilhaber stayed on the bench.


BOTTOM FIVE
16. Bolton 32 (-20)
17. Reading 32 (-28)
-----------------------------------
18. Birmingham 31 (-17)
19. Fulham 27 (-26)
20. Derby 11 (-59)
*Relegated. (goal difference in parentheses)

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Frauen-Nati offers test at sold-out WakeMed Soccer Park    
[USA-SWITZERLAND] The USA and Switzerland will meet for the first time ever when they face off ...
Western Conference teams go head-to-head    
[MLS Preview: Week 24] Teams on either side of the playoff line in the Western Conference ...
Kempin saves Sporting KC, Timbers romp in Guyana    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] MLS champion Sporting Kansas City was on familiar ground when it opened Concacaf ...
What They're Saying: Jamie Meriam    
"I think it would be huge because around the world, soccer is not crammed into the ...
Semifinals set in Montreal and Moncton    
[UNDER-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP] Montreal's Olympic Stadium (capacity: 66,000) and tiny Moncton Stadium (capacity: 8,500) are ...
FC Dallas tops post-World Cup charts    
[BY THE NUMBERS] FC Dallas has continued its recovery from its May swoon, when it went ...
Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA, which is coming off its first national championship, is ranked No. 1 in ...
What They're Saying: New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs    
"We are continuing to interview student-athletes and investigate what happened on night. I've consulted with Texas ...
EPL broadcasts up 23 percent on NBC and NBCSN    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The five games on the opening weekend of the 2014-15 English Premier ...
This is how a goalkeeper scores    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In Dutch Eredivisie play, Go Ahead Eagles’ goalkeeper Erik Cummins embarrassed ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives