[AMERICANS ABROAD]Bundesliga veteran Steve Cherundolo returned to his right back spot with Hannover 96 and helped it beat Bayern Munich, 1-0. But other U.S. national team players sat out their team's weekend action. ...
Also in Germany, Michael Bradley, who debuted for Borussia Moenchengladbach in a loss on Sept. 20, stayed on the bench as his team fell, 1-0, at Hamburg SV. Gladbach is in last place with one win and five losses. Cherundolo's Hannover moved into 12th place with its home win over Bayern. Defender Neven Subotic, 19, helped Borussia Dortmund return to winning ways with a 3-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart.
In England, Clint Dempsey stayed on Fulham's bench in its 2-1 home loss to West Ham, keeper Tim Howard was beaten twice by Liverpool's Fernando Torres in Everton's 2-0 loss, and keeper Brad Friedelhelped Aston Villa beat Sunderland, 2-1.
In Spain, Jozy Altidore did not suit up for Villarreal's 1-0 win at Sporting Gijon.
In Scotland, neither DaMarcus Beasley nor Maurice Edu suited up for its 3-0 win at Hibernian.
In France, defender Carlos Bocanegraand Rennes celebrated their fourth shutout of the season, a 1-0 win over Nice. But Freddy Adu (a 77th minute sub) couldn't help Monaco prevent a 2-0 loss to Lille at home.
In Belgium. Oguchi Onyewu went the distance as Standard Liege won its fifth of six games this season by downing Anderlecht, 2-1.