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Dempsey scores twice, Bocanegra debuts for Rangers
by Paul Kennedy, August 19th, 2011 12:23AM

TAGS:  americans abroad


[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey scored two goals to lead Fulham to a 3-0 win over Dnipro of Ukraine in the first leg of their Europa League qualifying series. Hours after his transfer certificate came through, Carlos Bocanegra made his debut for Rangers in its 2-1 loss at Maribor of Slovenia. They were among the eight U.S. internationals in action in the UEFA competition on Thursday.

Europa League, Qualifying Series, First Leg
Jozy Altidore (sub: 16 minutes), AZ, 1-2 at Aalesund
Carlos Bocanegra (90 minutes), Rangers, 1-2 at Maribor
Steve Cherundolo
(90 minutes), Hannover 96, 2-1 vs. Sevilla
Clint Dempsey (90 minutes, 2 goals), Fulham, 3-0 vs. Dnipro
Maurice Edu (90 minutes), Rangers, 1-2 at Maribor
Jermaine Jones (did not dress), Schalke 04, 0-2 at HJK
Sacha Kljestan (90 minutes), Anderlecht, 2-1 at Bursaspor
Oguchi Onyewu (did not play), Sporting, 0-0 at FC Nordsjaelland
Michael Parkhurst (90 minutes), FC Nordsjaelland, 0-0 vs. Sporting
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City, 0-0 at Nacional

  1. Ernest Irelan
    commented on: August 19, 2011 at 10:50 a.m.
    I am glad to see our US players playing abroad, also, international players coming to the US to play in our MLS. It gives us really valuable experience for our National team an hopefully, these players , when the time comes, can help in coaching an developement of youth in our USA...

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