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Torres' Tigres wins Mexican regular-season title
May 5th, 2013 7:08PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jose Torres' Tigres won the Liga MX regular-season title with a 2-0 victory over city rival Monterrey that would have knocked the Rayados out of the playoffs but for a technicality in the league rules.

Torres started for Tigres while Texan teenager Alonso Hernandez played the second half for Monterrey, which advanced in place of Queretaro, which was barred from advancing to the playoffs because it has been relegated. (Mexican relegation is based on average points per game over three seasons.) Tigres will meet No. 8 seed Monterrey in the Liga MX quarterfinals. which begin Wednesday.

Alejandro Bedoya continued his hot streak with another goal for Swedish club Helsingborg, while Andrew Wooten's two goals for Sandhausen gave him seven for the season in Germany's 2. Bundesliga.

-- Clint Dempsey started for Tottenham in its 1-0 win over Southampton that kept it in the hunt for a top four place in the English Premier League. Spurs is two points behind Arsenal with a makeup game at third-place Chelsea to play on Wednesday.

-- Tim Ream got a rare start and Stuart Holden came off the bench in Bolton Wanderers' 2-2 tie with Blackpool that was not enough to send it into the English League Championship promotion playoffs.

2012-13 Leading Scorers:
30 Jozy Altidore (AZ)
16 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
11 Clint Dempsey (Tottenham)
11 Herculez Gomez (Santos)
7+2 Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen)
Note: goals for players (top-level leagues only) in all competitions.

Austria (Bundesliga)
Terrence Boyd (did not play), Rapid Vienna, 3-1 vs. Sturm Graz

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan (90 minutes), Anderlecht, 2-0 vs. Standard Liege

Brazil (Campeonato Baiano)
Freddy Adu (did not play), Bahia, 1-0 at Juazeiro

Denmark (Superligaen)
Charlie Davies (sub: 1 minute), FC Randers, 1-0 at Aarhus
Clarence Goodson (90 minutes), Broendby, 0-0 vs. Copenhagen
Conor O'Brien (did not play), FC Nordsjaelland, 2-2 at Silkeborg

England (Premier League)
Clint Dempsey (72 minutes), Tottenham, 1-0 vs. Southampton
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 2-1 at Norwich City
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 0-0 at Liverpool
Eric Lichaj (sub: 63 minutes), Aston Villa
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City, at Sunderland (Monday)
Brad Friedel (did not dress), Tottenham
Brek Shea, Stoke City, at Sunderland (Monday)

England (League Championship)
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers, 2-2 vs. Blackpool
Conor Doyle (did not dress), Derby County, 1-0 vs. Millwall
Stuart Holden (did not play), Bolton Wanderers, 2-2 vs. Blackpool
Will Packwood (did not dress), Birmingham City
Jonathan Spector (did not dress), Birmingham City
Zak Whitbread (did not dress), Leicester City, 3-2 at Nott. Forest

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Fabian Johnson (45 minutes), Hoffenheim, 2-2 at Werder Bremen
Jermaine Jones (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Schalke 04
Timmy Chandler (did not play), Nuremberg, 0-2 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Steven Cherundolo (did not play), Hannover 96
Michael Parkhurst (did not dress), Augsburg, 0-2 at Freiburg
Daniel Williams (did not dress), Hoffenheim, 2-2 at Werder Bremen
David Yelldell (did not dress), Bayer Leverkusen, 2-0 vs. Nuremberg

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
John Brooks (90 minutes), Hertha Berlin, 3-2 vs. Erzgebirge Aue
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes), Hertha Berlin, 3-2 vs. Erzgebirge Aue
Andrew Wooten (90 minutes, 2 goals), Sandhausen, 3-1 win FC Ingolstadt
Joe Gyau (did not dress), St. Pauli, 0-0 at Duisburg
Bobby Wood (did not play), 1860 Munich, 3-0 vs. Union Berlin

Italy (Serie A)
Michael Bradley (90 minutes), Roma, 1-0 at Fiorentina

Mexico (Liga MX, Apertura)
DaMarcus Beasley (90 minutes), Puebla, 3-2 at Queretaro
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana, 4-0 vs. Guadalajara
Joe Corona (sub: 14 minutes) Tijuana, 4-0 vs. Guadalajara
Herculez Gomez (27 minutes, Santos, 1-2 at Morelia
Alonso Hernandez (45 minutes), Monterrey, 1-5 at Cruz Azul
Michael Orozco Fiscal (90 minutes), Puebla, 3-2 at at Queretaro
Jose Torres (87 minutes), Tigres, 2-0 at Club America
Jonathan Bornstein, Tigres, 2-0 at Club America
Greg Garza (did not dress), Tijuana, 4-0 vs. Guadalajara
Alejandro Guido (did not dress), Tijuana, 4-0 vs. Guadalajara

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Jozy Altidore (60 minutes), AZ, 4-0 vs, FC Zwolle

Norway (Tippeligaen)
Steve Clark (90 minutes), Honefoss, 1-1 vs. Tromso
Mikkel Diskerud (45 minutes), Rosenborg, 2-2 at Aalesund
Josh Gatt, Molde, at Start (Monday)

Portugal (Liga Zon Sagres)
Tony Taylor, Estoril, at Benfica (Monday)

Russia (Premier League)
Evgeni Starikov (did not dress), FK Rostov, 0-2 at Krasnodar

Spain (La Liga)
Oguchi Onyewu (did not play), Malaga, 0-1 at Granada

Spain (Segunda Division)
Carlos Bocanegra (90 minutes), Racing Santander, 1-2 at Almeira

Sweden (Allsvenskan)
Alejandro Bedoya (90  minutes, 1 goal), Helsingborg. 1-0 at Syrianska
Brian Span (66 minutes), 1-5 at Atvidaberg

Bedoya Goal:


Turkey (Super Lig)
Maurice Edu (did not dress), Bursaspor, 4-2 at at Orduspor



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