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Altidore bags 25th goal, huge game for Guzan
March 17th, 2013 2:05AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore added to his single-season scoring record for an American abroad with his 25th goal in all competitions in AZ's 3-2 loss to Ajax in the Dutch Eredivisie.

-- Clint Dempsey
made his return after sitting out five games with a calf injury. He played the second half of Tottenham's 1-0 loss to his old club, Fulham.

-- Andrew Wooten
scored his fifth league goal of the season for 2. Bundesliga club Sandhausen in its 2-2 tie at VfR Aalen.

-- Two huge saves by Brad Guzan -- expected to start in the upcoming U.S. World Cup qualifiers -- helped Aston Villa hold off QPR, 3-2, for a result that moved Villa six points clear of the relegation zone in the English Premier League and left QPR in the basement.

-- Once again, Fabian Johnson did not dress for Bundesliga relagation candidate Hoffenheim, which was held to a 0-0 tie by Mainz. Three other defenders called up for the USA's opening match of the Hexagonal again did not play: Carlos Bocanegra, Edgar Castillo and Michael Parkhurst.

-- More bad news on the U.S. backline front: Birmingham City manager Lee Clark said Jonathan Spector was supposed to be headed to join the USA until an ankle injury (ligament damage) suffered 30 seconds into Saturday's game at Middlesbrough.

2012-13 Leading Scorers:
25+1 Jozy Altidore (AZ)
11 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
10+1 Herculez Gomez (Santos)
8 Clint Dempsey (Tottenham)
Note: goals for players (top-level leagues only) in all competitions.

Austria (Bundesliga)
Terrence Boyd (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Rapid Vienna, 1-1 vs. FC Admira

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Anderlecht, 1-1 at Gent

Denmark (Superligaen)
Charlie Davies
(sub: 1 minute), FC Randers, 1-0 vs. Silkeborg
Clarence Goodson (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Broendby, 1-1 vs. FC Midtjylland
Conor O'Brien, FC Nordsjaelland at Aalborg BK (called off -- snow)

England (Premier League)
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City, 0-0 vs. West Bromwich Albion
Clint Dempsey
(sub: 45 minutes), Tottenham, 0-1 vs. Fulham
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 3-2 vs. QPR
Brad Friedel (did not play), Tottenham, 0-1 vs. Fulham
Tim Howard (did not dress), Everton, 2-0 vs. Man. City
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Aston Villa, 3-2 vs. QPR
Sebastian Lletget (did not dress), West Ham United, 0-2 at Chelsea
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-0 vs. West Bromwich Albion

England (League Championship)
Jonathan Spector (3 minutes), Birmingham City, 1-0 at Middlesbrough
Conor Doyle (did not play), Derby County, 2-1 vs. Leicester City
Stuart Holden (did not play), Bolton Wanderers, 0-1 at Ipswich Town
Will Packwood did not dress), Birmingham City, 1-0 at Middlesbrough
Tim Ream (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers, 0-1 at Ipswich Town
Zak Whitbread (did not play), Leicester City, 1-2 at Leicester City

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Timmy Chandler (83 minutes), Nuremberg, 3-0 vs. Schalke 04
Jermaine Jones (90 minutes), Schalke 04, 0-3 at Nuremberg
Daniel Williams (90 minutes), Hoffenheim, 0-0 vs. Mainz
Steven Cherundolo (did not dress), Hannover 96, 0-1 at Bor. M'Gladbach
Fabian Johnson (did not dress), Hoffenheim, 0-0 vs. Mainz
Michael Parkhurst (did not dress), Augsburg, 1-0 at Hamburg
David Yelldell (did not dress), Bayer Leverkusen, 1-2 vs. Bayern Munich

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes, 1 yellow card),Hertha Berlin, 0-0 vs. 1860 Munich
Andrew Wooten (90 minutes, 1 goal), Sandhausen, 2-2 at VfR Aalen
John Brooks (did not dress), Hertha Berlin, 0-0 vs. 1860 Munich
Joe Gyau (did not play), St. Pauli, 2-4 at Union Berlin
Bobby Wood (did not play), 1860 Munich, 0-0 vs. Hertha Berlin

Italy (Serie A)
Michael Bradley (sub: 22 minutes), Roma, 2-0 vs. Parma

Mexico (Liga MX, Apertura)
DaMarcus Beasley (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Puebla, 1-2 at Pachuca
Joe Corona (sub: 20 minutes), Tijuana, 1-2 vs. Monterrey
Greg Garza (70 minutes), Tijuana, 1-2 vs. Monterrey
Herculez Gomez (90 minutes), Santos, 2-1 at Atlas
Michael Orozco Fiscal (90 minutes), Puebla, 1-2 at Pachuca
Jose Torres (81 minutes), Tigres, 1-1 vs. Guadalajara
Ventura Alvarado (did not play), Club America, 1-1 vs. San Luis
Jonathan Bornstein (did not play), Tigres, 1-1 vs. Guadalajara
Edgar Castillo (did not dress), Tijuana, 1-2 vs. Monterrey

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes, 1 goal), AZ, 2-3 vs. Ajax

Norway (Tippeligaen)
Steve Clark
(90 minutes), Honefoss, 2-3 at IK Start
Mikkel Diskerud (90 minutes), Rosenborg, 1-0 at Odd Grenland
Josh Gatt (90 minutes), Molde, 1-2 at Viking
Sean Cunningham (did not dress), Molde, 1-2 at Viking

Portugal (Liga Zon Sagres)
Tony Taylor (sub: 16 minutes), Estoril, 2-0 vs. Academica de Coimbra

Spain (La Liga)
Oguchi Onyewu (did not play), Malaga, vs. 0-2 Espanyol

Spain (Segunda Division)
Carlos Bocanegra (did not play), Racing Santander, 1-1 vs. Xerez

Turkey (Super Lig)
Maurice Edu (90 minutes), Bursaspor, 3-2 vs. Trabzonspor



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