Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
Edu and Onyewu clinch titles
by Paul Kennedy, May 26th, 2009 7AM



It was a big weekend for Americans abroad as Maurice Edu and Oguchi Onyewu, both U.S. national team players of Nigerian descent, both European league titles, while Texan Jose Francisco Torres moved closer to winning the Mexican Clausura championship.

Edu played the entire 90 minutes for Rangers in its 3-0 win over Dundee United that gave it the Scottish Premier League title, its first since 2005. The start was the eighth in a row for Edu, who had arrived from Toronto FC last year and endured a long spell on the bench before finally earning a starting job.

He was taken down outside the area for the free kick that led to the second goal. Fellow American DaMarcus Beasley did not dress for the game.

In Belgium, Onyewu's Standard Liege defended its Juliper League title by beating Anderlecht, 1-0, to win their playoff, 2-1 in aggregate.

The game was probably the last for Onyewu with Standard since he is a free agent.

In Mexico, Torres' Pachuca lost to Indios, 3-2, but went through, 4-3, on aggregate and will meet UNAM in the Mexican championship series. Torres and fellow Texan Marco Antonio Vidal started both games of the series for Pachuca and Indios, respectively.

In England, Tim Howard finished his Premier League season with his 20th shutout as Everton beat Fulham, 2-0, and finished fifth. Next up for Howard: a chance to win the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.

Brad Friedel picked up his 14th shutout of the season for Aston Villa in a 1-0 win over Newcastle that doomed the Magpies to relegation. Aston Villa finished in sixth place to qualify for the Europa League next season.

Clint Dempsey, shut out by Friedel, finished tied with Andy Johnson for the Fulham lead with seven EPL goals. Fulham finished seventh to claim the other Europa League berth.

Elsewhere in England, Jonathan Spector played the entire game for West Ham for the second time this season in a 2-1 win that sent Middlesbrough down.

No comments yet.

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



Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Mexico: The titleholders    
Eighteen of the 23 players on Mexico's team for Saturday's Concacaf Cup have played on title-winning ...
What They're Saying: Bruce Arena    
"For the most part, the competition part of it is somewhat useless. I guess the part ...
Business Report: Michael Bradley signs with Puma    
U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley signed a long-term contract with Puma to wear its latest ...
USA-Mexico: Who's got the edge at each position    
Soccer is a team game, a collective test of 11-v-11, and in one of the biggest ...
NBC Deportes will air all 52 Under-17 World Cup games    
NBC Deportes will air all 52 games from the Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off Oct. ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"I think that this is a tremendous challenge that we've embarked on and I'm not ready ...
What They're Saying: Stephen Flamhaft    
"They have not in any shape or form condemned Blazer. That's offensive to me. I'm a ...
Fox Sports and Univision ready for Concacaf Cup    
Saturday's USA-Mexico for the Concacaf Cup, on the docket for more than two months, will draw ...
Honduras stands in way of U.S. Olympic berth    
The USA, which failed to qualify for two of the last three men's Olympic soccer tournaments, ...
Video Pick: How the U.S. U-19s lost 8-1 to Germany    
It was a rough outing indeed for the U.S. defense and goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann in the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives