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
Everton outclassed and ousted
February 26th, 2010 2:47AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, england, europa league


[AMERICANS ABROAD] With Landon Donovan "an anonymous figure," according to BBC's game report, Everton fell 3-0 at Sporting Lisbon and was eliminated from the Europa League (formerly the UEFA Cup) 4-2 on aggregate. Everton's American keeper Tim Howard was beaten from close-range, on a deflected shot, and rounded on a breakaway but also made two great saves to prevent the scoreline from having been worse.

The Toffees held on to their 2-1 lead from the first leg of the round of 32 series until the floodgates opened in the 62nd minute.

Howard started well by denying Marat Izmailov with a diving save a few minutes after kickoff, but his teammates hardly threatened in the first half and midway through the second Miguel Veloso opened the scoring before Pedro Mendes but Sporting ahead on aggregate with a deflected 22-yard shot. Matias Fernandez struck in stoppage time.

Meanwhile, Fulham and Liverpool, the two other EPL teams still alive in Europe's No. 2 competition both advanced.

Results:
Anderlecht 4 Athletic Bilbao 0 (Aggregate: 5-1)
Fenerbahce 1 Lille 1 (2-3)
Galatasaray 1 Atletico Madrid 2  (2-3)
Hapoel Tel Aviv 0 Rubin Kazan 0 (0-3)
Juventus 0  Ajax 0 (2-1)
Marseille 3 FC Copenhagen 1 (6-2)
PSV 3 Hamburg 2 (3-3; Hamburg advances on away goals)
Roma 2 Panathinaikos 3 (4-6)
Shakhtar Donetsk 1 Fulham 1  (2-3)
Sporting 3 Everton 0  (4-2)
Red Bull Salzburg 0 Standard Liege 0 FT (2-3)
Unirea Urziceni 1 Liverpool 3  (1-4)
Valencia 1 Club Brugge 0  (1-1)
Werder Bremen 4 FC Twente 1  (4-2)
Wolfsburg 4 Villarreal 1  (6-3



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Cruz Azul and Toluca draw in first leg    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The first leg of the 2014 Concacaf Champions final between Cruz Azul and ...
Full slate of Saturday games follows first midweek game    
[MLS: Week 7] A full slate of games Saturday follows the first midweek match of the ...
Union building to be successful for long term    
[MLS: Week 7] An extensive schedule of 36 Wednesday games begins this week with Philadelphia visiting ...
U.S. under-15 girls national team roster    
[NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER CAMP] U.S. under-15 girls national team coach B.J. Snow has called up 36 ...
Mexico pulls out win with pair of stoppage-time goals    
[USA UNDER-18 MEN] The U.S. under-18 men's national team suffered to a 4-3 defeat to Mexico ...
FC Dallas forward Span on USL PRO team of the week    
[DOWN ON THE FARM] In his debut since joining Orlando City from FC Dallas, Brian Span ...
What They're Saying    
"Anyone who messes around will stay at home, because it will mean that they can't handle ...
Sub invades field to stop goal    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] A sub warming up near the goal runs onto the field ...
What They're Saying    
"I saw the devastation firsthand. So anyone who's saying they're not thinking about [the World Cup] ...
Cruz Azul's Corona has suspension extended    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cruz Azul's Mexican national team goalkeeper, Jesus Corona, already suspended from Tuesday night's ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives