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Americans see FA Cup action
February 16th, 2009 7AM



[AMERICANS ABROAD] Keepers Tim Howard and Brad Friedel faced off in the English FA Cup and Jay DeMerit battled against Chelsea. Jozy Altidore still hasn't seen time for his new Spanish club. For how Americans fared in foreign leagues last weekend. ...

ENGLAND. Everton, with Tim Howard in goal, downed Aston Villa (Brad Friedel), 3-1 in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Both Howard and Friedel conceded goals from the penalty spot. With the score 2-1, Howard made on excellent save off a John Carew effort. Clint Dempsey was a 60th minute sub in Fulham's 1-1 tie at Swansea. Jay DeMerit went the full 90 in a Watford backline that was beaten three times by Nicolas Anelka in a 3-1 loss to Chelsea.

SCOTLAND. Rangers' DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu sat out a 0-0 tie against archrival Celtic.

GERMANY. Michael Bradley scored Borussia Monechengladbach's equalizer in a 1-1 tie with Werder Bremen. Landon Donovan played the last 55 minutes in a 2-1 loss at Hertha Berlin. Steve Cherundolo, recovering from a hip injury, didn't see time in a 3-3 tie with VfB Stuttgart.

SPAIN. After the third game since he joined second division Xerez on loan from Villarreal, Jozy Altidore has yet to see action. First-place Xerez beat Salamanca, 2-1.

Carlos Bocanegra went the distance for Rennes in a 1-1 tie with Nancy. Freddy Adu didn't suit up for Monaco's 1-0 loss to Marseille.

MEXICO. Jose Francisco Torres, who was on the bench for the USA's 2-0 win over Mexico on Wednesday, played 90 minutes for Pachuca in its 3-2 win over UNAM. Edgar Castillo saw 72 minutes of action in Club America's 0-0 tie with Chiapas.


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