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Guzan sensational in EPL opener, goals for Johannsson and Arriola
by Paul Kennedy, August 17th, 2013 5:05PM

TAGS:  americans abroad


[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Guzan, the only one of four Americans to play and win on the opening day of the English Premier League season, was sensational in Aston Villa's 3-1 win at Arsenal.

Guzan stopped Tomas Rosicky after the Czech star had broken through the Villa backline from point-blank range, then made a reflex save to deny Spaniard Santi Cazorla's shot with the score 2-1.

-- Aron Johannsson made it three goals in three league games with a goal in AZ's 2-1 win over RKC. Starting at left back, Fabian Johnson had an assist on Hoffenheim's first goal in its 5-1 win at Hamburg in Germany.

-- Paul Arriola came off the bench to score his first goal for Tijuana in the 88th minute, but Monterrey won, 2-1, with a goal a minute later. Arriola was one of four Americans to play for Xolos along with Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Greg Garza.

-- Jozy Altidore went the distance in his debut for Sunderland, which lost at home to Fulham, 1-0. He had two good chance in the second half but fired wide on the first and was denied by Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg denied Altidore at close range on the second.

-- Terrence Boyd suffered a dislocated shoulder while with the U.S. national team for its friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina and will be sidelined for three weeks, according to Rapid Vienna. He will likely putting him out of the September qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico.

Austria (Bundesliga)
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna, at FC Trenkwalder Admira (Sunday)

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht, at Waasland-Beveren (Sunday)

Brazil (Campeonato Brasileiro)
Freddy Adu, Bahia, vs. Santos (Sunday)

Denmark (Superligaen)
Conor O'Brien (90 minutes), FC Nordsjaelland, 2-1 vs. AaB
Babajide Ogunbiyi, Viborg, at Sonderjyske (Sunday)

England (Premier League)
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes), Sunderland, 0-1 vs. Fulham
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City, 0-1 at Liverpool
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 3-1 at Arsenal
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 2-2 at Norwich City
Maurice Edu (DNP), Stoke City, 0-1 at Liverpool
Sebastian Lletget (DNP), West Ham United, 2-0 vs. Cardiff City
Brek Shea (DNP), Stoke City, 0-1 at Liverpool
Brad Friedel, Tottenham, at Crystal Palace (Sunday)

Arsenal-Aston Villa Highlights (via NBC):

England (League Championship)
Eric Lichaj (90 minutes, 1 assist), Nottingham Forest, 3-0 vs. Bolton Wanderers
Danny Williams (sub: 22 minutes), Reading, 3-3 vs. Watford
Stuart Holden (DNP), Bolton Wanderers, 0-3 at Nott. Forest
Will Packwood (DNP), Birmingham City, 0-1 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Tim Ream (DNP), Bolton Wanderers, 0-3 at Nott. Forest
Jonathan Spector (DNP), Birmingham City, 0-1 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Zak Whitbread (DNP), Leicester City, 1-0 at Derby County

Finland (Veikkausliiga)
Jonathan Okafor, MYPA, vs. Inter Turku (Sunday)
Jordan Seabrook, VPS, at TPS (Sunday)
Karsten Smith, VPS, at TPS (Sunday)
Mike Banner, FF Jaro-no game
Giuseppe Funicello, FF Jaro-no game
Etchu Tabe, KuPS-no game

France (Ligue 1)
Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes), at Lorient (Sunday)

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes, 1 assist), Hoffenheim, 5-1 at Hamburg
Jermaine Jones (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Schalke 04, 0-4 at Wolfsburg
Steven Cherundolo (DNP), Hannover 96, 0-3 at Bor. M'Gladbach
Michael Parkhurst (DNP), Augsburg, 0-1 at Werder Bremen
David Yelldell (DNP), Bayer Leverkusen, at VfB Stuttgart
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin, at Nuremberg (Sunday)
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg, vs. Hertha Berlin (Sunday)

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Andrew Wooten (83 minutes), Kaiserslautern, 1-2 vs. Erzgebirge Aue
Alfredo Morales, Ingolstadt FC, at 1860 Munich (Sunday)
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich, vs. Ingolstadt FC (Sunday)

Italy (Serie A)
Michael Bradley, Roma-no game

Mexico (Liga MX, Apertura)
Jose Torres (88 minutes), Tigres, 0-3 at Santos
Paul Arriola (sub: 6 minutes, 1 goal), Tijuana, 1-2 at Monterrey
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana, 1-2 at Monterrey
Joe Corona (84 minutes), Tijuana, 1-2 at Monterrey
Greg Garza (sub: 10 minutes), Tijuana, 1-2  at Monterrey
Jonathan Bornstein (DNP), Tigres, 0-3 at Santos
Herculez Gomez (DNP), Tijuana, 1-2 at Monterrey
Alonso Hernandez (DNP), Monterrey, 2-1 vs. Tijuana
Michael Orozco Fiscal, Puebla, at Guadalajara (Sunday)
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla, at Guadalajara (Sunday)

Arriola Goal:

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Aron Johannsson (72 minutes, 1 goal), AZ, 2-1 at RKC

Johannsson Goal (while available):

Norway (Tippeligaen)
Mikkel Diskerud (69 minutes), Rosenborg, 0-0 vs. Valerenga
Steve Clark, Honefoss, vs. Sandnes Ulf (Sunday)
Josh Gatt, Molde, vs. Odd (Sunday)
Ethan Horvath, Molde, vs. Odd (Sunday)

Russia (Premier League)
Evgeni Starikov, Tom Tomsk, at PFK Samara Kryliya Sovetov (Sunday)

Sweden (Allsvenskan)
Brian Span, Djurgarden, vs. Hacken (Sunday)

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