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Bradley's Roma shines, Dempsey sits, Guzan pounded
by Paul Kennedy, December 23rd, 2012 5:57PM

TAGS:  americans abroad, england, italy


[AMERICANS ABROAD] The weekend before the holiday break for Americans everywhere but in England and Belgium saw Michael Bradley's Roma pound AC Milan, 4-2, with what was described as "champagne soccer." In England, Clint Dempsey sat out Tottenham's 0-0 tie against Geoff Cameron's Stoke Citywith a slight groin injury. Brad Guzan made seven saves, including a stop on Lucas Piazon's penalty kick, but that was one less than the number of times he had to pick the ball out of the net as Aston Villa endured a humiliating 8-0 loss to Chelsea, which had scored only seven goals in its previous seven games.

-- Sacha Kljestan's Anderlecht extended its lead at the top of Belgium's Jupiler to eight points with a 4-2 win at Genk.

-- Jozy Altidore's AZ hit a new low as it fell at home to FC Twente, 3-0., and now sits in a tie for 12th place in the 18-team Eredivisie.

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan
(90 minutes), Anderlecht, 4-2 at Genk

England (Premier League)
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Stoke City, 0-0 at Tottenham
Clint Dempsey (did not dress), Tottenham, 0-0 vs. Stoke City
Maurice Edu (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-0 at Tottenham
Brad Friedel (did not play), Tottenham, 0-0 vs. Stoke City
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 0-8 at Chelsea
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 2-1 at West Ham United
Eric Lichaj (55 minutes), Aston Villa, 0-8 at Chelsea
Sebastian Lletget (did not play), West Ham United, 1-2 vs. Everton

England (League Championship)
Conor Doyle (did not dress), Derby County, 1-2 vs. Hull City
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers, 4-5 at Peterborough United
Will Packwood (90 minutes), Birmingham City. 2-2 vs. Burnley
Tim Ream (did not play), Bolton Wanderers, 4-5 at Peterborough United
Jonathan Spector (did not dress), Birmingham City, 2-2 vs. Burnley
Zak Whitbread (90 minutes), Leicester City, 0-1 vs. Cardiff City

Italy (Serie A)
Michael Bradley (90 minutes), Roma, 4-2 vs. AC Milan

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes), AZ, 0-3 at FC Twente

Spain (La Liga)
Oguchi Onyewu (did not play), Malaga, 3-2 vs. Real Madrid

Spain (Segunda Division)
Carlos Bocanegra (90 minutes), Racing Santander, 1-1 at Guadalajara

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