Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Dempsey's Fulham fades, Xolos' Americans stand out
by Paul Kennedy, January 11th, 2014 1:39PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD]The Fulham team that Clint Dempsey returned to is a shadow of the team he left in 2012. In his first EPL start of his loan spell at Craven Cottage, Fulham fell to Sunderland, 4-1, for a result that allowed the Black Cats to escape the basement. World Cup hopefuls Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Herculez Gomez all started and teenagerPaul Arriolacame off the bench for Tijuana in its 1-0 win over Mexican giant Club America.

[AMERICANS ABROAD]The Fulham team that Clint Dempsey returned to is a shadow of the team he left in 2012. In his first EPL start of his loan spell at Craven Cottage, Fulham fell to Sunderland, 4-1, for a result that allowed the Black Cats to escape the basement.

Sunderland moved ahead of Crystal Palace on goal difference and is only two points behind Fulham in 15th place. Only six points separate the bottom 11 teams in what shapes up to be a very nervous second half of the season for a lot of teams.

Dempsey had a very quiet game before going off, while Altidore was involved in the third (video) and fourth (video) Sunderland goals that completed Adam Johnson's hat trick.

TRANSFER. Oguchi Onyewu, whose short-term contract was up at Queens Park Rangers, has moved to Sheffield Wednesday for the rest of the season. He moves from the third-place team in the League Championship to the 19th-place team in the 24-team second division.

MEXICO.World Cup hopefuls Edgar Castillo, Joe Corona and Herculez Gomez all started and teenagerPaul Arriolacame off the bench for Tijuana in its 1-0 win over Club America (replay), match that marked the return of Argentine Antonio Mohamed, recently installed as America boss, for the first time since he left Xolos, whom he coached to the 2012 Torneo Apertura title.

Castillo had an excellent second half, helping set up the winning goal with a run into the area and pass that the America defense could not clear. Earlier, America keeper Moises Munoz denied the left back on a one-on-one chance. Corona was denied a golazo when he hit the near post after breaking through on Munoz.



U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton (England) 2-0 vs. Norwich City
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England) vs. Arsenal (Monday)

DEFENDERS:
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico) 1-0 vs. Club America
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England) 1-1 vs. Nottingham Forest
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nott. Forest (England) 1-1 at Bolton Wanderers
Oguchi Onyewu (did not dress), Queens Park Rangers (England) 3-1 at Ipswich Town
---------------------------------------------------------------------
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico) vs. Monterrey (Sunday)
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City (England) vs. Liverpool (Sunday)
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico) vs. Monterrey (Sunday)
---------------------------------------------------------------------
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany) on winter break
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany) on winter break
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96 (Germany) on winter break
Michael Parkhurst, Augsburg (Germany) on winter break

MIDFIELDERS:
Joe Corona (79 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico) vs. Club America
Stuart Holden (long-term injury), Bolton Wanderers (England) 1-1 vs. Nott. Forest
Jose Torres (on bench), Tigres (Mexico) 0-0 vs. Pachuca
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France) vs. Lorient (Sunday)
Maurice Edu, Stoke City (England) vs. Liverpool (Sunday)
Brek Shea, Barnsley (England) vs. Liverpool (Sunday)
Danny Williams, Reading (England) at Watford (Sunday)
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway) in offseason
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway) in offseason
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany) on winter break
Jermaine Jones, Schalke 04 (Germany) on winter break
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium) on winter break

FORWARDS:
Jozy Altidore (25 minutes), Sunderland (England) 4-1 at Fulham
Clint Dempsey (78 minutes), Fulham (England) 1-4 vs. Sunderland
Herculez Gomez(67 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico) 1-0 vs. Club America
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria) on winter break
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands) on winter break
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany) on winter break


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Injury Report: Timbers' Borchers out for season    
Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers will miss the rest of the 2016 season with a ruptured ...
TV Report: MLS All-Star Game will air in Cuba    
The MLS All-Star Game will be broadcast for the first time in Cuba. MLS reached an ...
Crowd Count: MLS chases 2015 attendance record    
At the All-Star break, MLS clubs are averaging 21,429 fans a game, almost unchanged (down 0.6 ...
What They're Saying: Chinese soccer fan Netizen Liu Ningning    
"I don't mind spending money on the ticket, I don't have to watch the game, but ...
What They're Saying: Bill Edwards    
"As [head coach] Stuart [Campbell] said after the match, the officiating was disgusting. It was the ...
USL Rewind: Big crowd sees Cincy win River Cities Cup    
Drained by a busy schedule of league matches and a friendly against Crystal Palace, FC Cincinnati ...
NWSL Rewind: Goals rain down for Seattle    
The Seattle Reign, the two-time NWSL regular-season champion, scored a season-high five goals as it pounded ...
Video Pick: Giovinco aces two free kicks    
Sebastian Giovinco's hat trick in Toronto FC's 4-1 win over D.C United included two free-kick golazos, ...
NASL Rewind: Omar Bravo scores on debut    
Former Mexican World Cup striker Omar Bravo scored in his debut for the Carolina RailHawks in ...
MLS Talking Points: 'Hatred' seeps into New York derby    
The intensity of the Hudson River Derby took on a new level, rising with the midday ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives