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
Clint Dempsey's first EPL goal golden for Fulham
May 7th, 2007 10AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  england, germany

MOST COMMENTED

[VIDEO] In England, Clint Dempsey scored a very valuable goal for Fulham. Edgar Castillo and Santos moved into the Mexican league quarterfinals. Hannover 96 and Steve Cherundolo kept their UEFA Cup hopes alive. Eddie Lewis and Leeds are headed to England's third tier.

Fulham, whose 11 game winless streak left it dangerously close to the relegation zone, climbed four points above the drop zone thanks to an inspired goal by Dempsey. The 24-year-old American zoomed through a crowd of Liverpool defenders, passed to Liam Rosenior on the wing, then slid into stroke the return pass into the net. It was Dempsey's first goal for Fulham.

Dempsey was 52nd minute sub in what was his ninth appearance, all off the bench, for Fulham since his arrival from New England in January. Defender Carlos Bocanegra went the full 90 and Brian McBride went 86 minutes for Fulham. A tie or loss by Charlton Monday against Tottenham will clinch Fulham's survival.

Tim Howard helped Everton to a 3-0 win over Portsmouth that puts it into a good position to earn a UEFA Cup spot. Blackburn (goalkeeper Brad Freidel, 90 min.) downed Newcastle (defender Oguchi Onyewu, 90 min.), 2-0, to keep its UEFA Cup hopes alive. Reading (goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, 90 min.) fell, 2-0 to relegated Watford but remains in seventh place and in the tight UEFA Cup race.

Jonathan Spector played the final 11 minutes for West Ham, whose 3-1 win pulled it out of the relegation zone.

DaMarcus Beasley started and went 61 minutes in Manchester City's derby loss on Saturday to Manchester United, which was crowned champion the next day.

In the second tier, Leeds (Lewis) finished last, was penalized 10 points for going into bankruptcy, and drops to the third tier next season.

In Mexico, Castillo, 19, who started and went 73 minutes, helped Santos Laguna to a 2-0 win over San Luis in the repechaje for a 2-1 aggregate win and spot in the quarterfinals. Another American, California Michael Orozco, 21, went the full 90 for San Luis. Santos faces Pachuca.

In Germany, Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 won their third straight game, a 2-0 win over Energie Cottbus, to keep its UEFA Cup hopes alive. Kamini Hill played the final 26 minutes for Wolfsburg in its 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Crowd Count: Sounders suffer rare loss before big crowd    
The crowd of 53,125 for the Seattle-Vancouver match was the Sounders' largest home crowd of the ...
Timbers say adios to 'La Gata' Fernandez    
The Portland Timbers and 31-year-old Argentine Gaston Fernandez have mutually agreed to parted ways, allowing the ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"Look, we're not talking about wanting to be paid just like the men. We understand their ...
What They're Saying: Cristiano Ronaldo    
"Do you want me to be honest? It doesn't worry me at all. I do my ...
What They're Saying: Pep Guardiola    
"When he does not have injury problems, I am completely convinced he will do very well ...
Video Pick: A double nutmeg by Kaka    
Orlando City's Brazilian superstar Kaka nutmegged two Columbus Crew foes in a row during his team's ...
MLS Power Rankings: Lots of goals but not much change    
Four road teams emerged victorious during a high-scoring week of MLS action, and FC Dallas held ...
Video Pick: Five golazos from MLS goal spree     
After the highest-scoring weekend of 2015 MLS soccer -- 41 goals in 10 Week 22 games ...
Impact continues to beef up attack with Tico signing    
Didier Drogba isn't the only international player to be added by Montreal during the midseason transfer ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"We've got to make sure we right that and get them back for that. I don't ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives