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Bradley celebrates return with winning goal
October 27th, 2013 7:56PM

TAGS:  americans abroad


[AMERICANS ABROAD] Michael Bradley celebrated his return to action in Serie A with the winning goal off the bench to give Roma a 1-0 win at Udinese. The Giallorossi maintained their perfect start to the Italian league season with nine wins in nine games. Terrence Boyd and Sacha Kljestan also scored on Sunday.

Bradley has not played for Roma since the second game of the season after he suffered a severe ankle sprain in warmups before the U.S. World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica on Sept. 6.

Boyd scored his eighth goal of the season in all competitions with two minutes left to give Rapid Vienna a 1-0 win at Austria Vienna.

Kljestan scored in the first minute for Anderlecht, but the defending Belgian champion had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Standard Liege that left it seven points behind the league leader. His five goals rank tied for eighth in the Jupiler Pro League.

Saturday ...

Tim Howard
won the battle of U.S. keepers as Everton beat Brad Guzan's Aston Villa, 2-0, in a match that saw Howard stop Belgian star Christian Benteke's penalty kick with a diving save.

The Villa-Everton match was billed as a battle of the Belgians with Red Devil strikers Kevin Mirallas and Roman Lukaku starting for Everton and Benteke for Villa, but Howard proved to be the difference in the game

"No one deserved that clean sheet more than Tim," Everton manager Roberto Martinez said. "We are very privileged to have a player like him. Everyone was focusing on trying to score and we didn't control Villa's threat. Without Tim today it would have been a very difficult second half."

-- Tony Taylor came off the bench to score two goals in Omonia's 6-0 win at Doxa in the Cypriot First Division.

-- The Norwegian title hopes of Mix Diskerud's Rosenborg slipped as it fell at defending champion Molde. Stromsgodset opened up a three-point lead with two games to play thanks to a 1-0 win over Start on Sunday.

Leading Scorers:
12 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
10 Chukwudi Chijindu (Thor)
8+1 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
7 Jordan Seabrook (VPS)
5+1 Sacha Kljestan
(All competitions.)

Austria (Bundesliga)
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna, 1-0 at Austria Vienna (Sunday)

Belgium (Jupiler League)
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht, 1-1 vs. Standard Liege

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

Cyprus (First Division)
Tony Taylor (sub: 15 minutes, 2 goals), Omonia, 6-0 at Doxa

Denmark (Superligaen)
Babajide Ogunbiyi (90 minutes), Viborg, 4-1 vs. Vestsjaelland
Conor O'Brien, OB, vs. Brondby (Sunday)

England (Premier League)
Jozy Altidore (90 minutes, 1 assist), Sunderland, 2-1 vs. Newcastle United
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City, 2-3 at Man. United
Maurice Edu (DNP), Stoke City, 2-3 at Man. United
Brad Friedel (DNP), Tottenham, 1-0 vs. Hull City
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 0-2 vs. Everton
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 2-0 at Aston Villa
Brek Shea (DNP), Stoke City, 2-3 at Man. United

Aston Villa-Everton Highlights:

England (League Championship)
Stuart Holden (DNP), Bolton Wanderers, 1-1 vs. Ipswich Town
Duane Holmes (45 minutes), Huddersfield, 3-2 vs. Leeds United
Eric Lichaj (90 minutes), Nottingham Forest, 1-3 at Yeovil Town
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers, 1-1 vs. Ipswich Town
Jonathan Spector (DNP), Birmingham City, 1-1 at Derby County
Zak Whitbread (DNP), Derby County, 1-1 vs. Birmingham City
Danny Williams (DNP), Reading, vs. 1-1 Millwall

France (Ligue 1)
Alejandro Bedoya (DNP), Nantes, 0-1 vs. Lille

Germany (Bundesliga 1)
John Brooks (DNP), Hertha Berlin, 2-3 at Bayern Munich
Timmy Chandler (90 minutes, 1 assist), Nuremberg, 1-1 at VfB Stuttgart
Steven Cherundolo (DNP), Hannover 96, 1-4 vs. Hoffenheim
Fabian Johnson (DNP), Hoffenheim, 4-1 at Hannover 96
Jermaine Jones (sub: 15 minutes), Schalke 04, 1-3 vs. Borussia Dortmund
Michael Parkhurst, Augsburg, 1-2 at Wolfsburg

Germany (Bundesliga 2)
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes), FC Ingolstadt, 1-0 at Greuther Fuerth
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich, at Karlsruhe (Sunday)
Andrew Wooten, Kaiserslautern, at Bochum (Monday)

Italy (Serie A)
Michael Bradley (sub: 13 minutes, 1 goal), Roma, 1-0 at Udinese

Mexico (Liga MX, Apertura)
Paul Arriola (75 minutes), Tijuana, 0-0 vs. Tigres
DaMarcus Beasley (90 minutes), Puebla, 1-3 at Club America
Jonathan Bornstein (DNP), Tigres, 0-0 at Tijuana
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana, 0-0 vs. Tigres
Joe Corona (60 minutes), Tijuana, 0-0 vs. Tigres
Greg Garza (DNP), Tijuana, 0-0 vs. Tigres, 0-0 at Tijuana
Herculez Gomez (sub: 30 minutes), Tijuana, 0-0 vs. Tigres
Alonso Hernandez (DNP), Monterrey, 1-1 vs. Pachuca
Michael Orozco (90 minutes), Puebla, 1-3 at Club America
Jose Torres (sub: 32 minutes), Tigres, 0-0 at Tijuana

Netherlands (Eredivisie)
Aron Johannsson (73 minutes), AZ, 2-0 at PEC

Norway (Tippeligaen)
Steve Clark (90 minutes), Honefoss, 0-0 at Brann (Sunday)
Mikkel Diskerud (90 minutes), Rosenborg, 0-1 at Molde
Josh Gatt, Molde, 1-0 vs. Rosenborg
Ethan Horvath, Molde, 1-0 vs. Rosenborg
Ben Spencer, Molde, 1-0 vs. Rosenborg

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