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Frustrating afternoon for Eddie Johnson
February 6th, 2011 8:52PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Of the four U.S. internationals who moved on loan last week, only Eddie Johnson played, and he endured a frustrating afternoon for his new club.

Johnson started and played the entire game for Preston North End, last in the English League Championship, in its 4-0 loss at home to Bristol City.

He started in Preston's three-man attack, had a good chance early that went over the bar and set up Nathan Ellington for another chance. But Preston fell behind, 1-0, at the half and collapsed after halftime.

"The front three caused them a lot of problems ... but having played as well as we did in the first half to find ourselves 1-0 down at the break was unusual," said Preston manager Phil Brown. "We were worthy to be 3-1 or 4-1 up but we came out and gave a soft performance in the second half."

Michael Bradley (Aston Villa), Jozy Altidore (Bursaspor) and Freddy Adu (Rizespor) did not play this weekend.

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Anderlecht 2 St. Truiden 0
Sacha Kljestan-Anderlecht (sub: 6 minutes)

England (Premier League)
Aston Villa 2 Fulham 2
Clint Dempsey-Fulham (90 minutes, 1 goal)
Brad Friedel-Aston Villa (90 minutes)

Tottenham 1 Bolton Wanderers 1

Stuart Holden-Bolton Wanderers (87 minutes)

Wigan 3 Blackburn 4

Jermaine Jones-Blackburn's (79 minutes)

England (League Championship)

Preston North End 0 Bristol City 4
Eddie Johnson-Preston North End (90 minutes)

France (Ligue 1)
Montpellier 1 St. Etienne 2
Carlos Bocanegra
-St. Etienne (90 minutes)

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Hannover 96 1 Wolfsburg 0
Steve Cherundolo-Hannover 96 (90 minutes)

Nuremberg 1 Bayer Leverkusen 0

Timothy Chandler-Nuremberg (sub: 18 minutes)

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
FC Ingolstadt 1 Arminia Bielefeld 0
Edson Buddle-FC Ingolstadt (79 minutes)

Paderborn 0 Karlsruhe 3
Luis Robles-Karlsruhe (79 minutes)

Mexico (First Division)
Tigres 2 Santos 0
Jonathan Bornstein-Tigres (79 minutes)

Guadalajara 2 Atlante 0

Sonny Guadarrama-Atlante (sub: 19 minutes)

San Luis 3 Tecos Estudiantes 2
Daniel Antunez-Tecos Estudiantes (sub: 27  minutes)

Monterrey 2 Pachuca 0
Jose Torres-Pachuca (90 minutes)
Herculez Gomez-Pachuca (90 minutes)

Puebla 0 UNAM 1
Edgar Castillo-Puebla (90 minutes)

Mexico (Second Division)
Leon 2 Univ. de Guadalajara 0
Marco Vidal-Leon (90 minutes)

Dorados 2 Tijuana 2

Joe Corona-Tijuana (90 minutes)

Scotland (FA Cup)
Rangers 2 Celtic 2
Maurice Edu-Rangers (90 minutes)



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