[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore returned to the Hull City lineup and helped the Tigers win, 2-0, at Fulham to pull even with West Ham in the relegation zone. Altidore was taken down for the penalty -- a clumsy challenge by Fulham's Chris Smalling -- that led to the first goal.
With Jonathan Spector again starting on the backline, the Hammers fell at home to Stoke City. The 1-0 loss may mean the end for West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola.
Elsewhere, Brad Friedel endured a long day in goal as Aston Villa lost to Chelsea, 7-1.
Steve Cherundolo also suffered a lop-sided loss, but the right back scored Hannover 96's only goal with a 20-yard free kick in a 4-1 defeat to Cologne FC.
The only other American starter besides Altidore to win on Saturday was Jose Francisco Torres, who went 70 minutes in Pachuca's 1-0 victory over Morelia.
ENGLAND, Premier League
Jozy Altidore, 79 minutes (Hull City, 2-0, at Fulham)
Clint Dempsey, 90 minutes (Fulham, 0-2, vs. Hull City)
Brad Friedel, 90 minutes (Aston Villa, 1-7, vs. Chelsea)
Marcus Hahnemann, 90 minutes (Wolves, 0-0, vs. Everton)
Tim Howard, 90 minutes (Everton, 0-0, at Wolves)
Jonathan Spector, 90 minutes (West Ham, 0-1, vs. Stoke City)
ENGLAND, Championship League
Jay DeMerit, 90 minutes (Watford, 1-1 vs. Middlesbrough)
GERMANY, Bundesliga 1
Steve Cherundolo, 90 minutes (Hannover, 1-4, vs. FC Cologne)
MEXICO, Torneo Bicentenario
Edgar Castillo, 35 minutes (Tigres, 0-1, vs. Toluca)
Jose Francisco Torres, 70 minutes (Pachuca, 1-0, vs. Morelia)
SCOTLAND, Premier League
Maurice Edu, sub: 27 minutes (Rangers, 4-1, at Hearts)