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Howard and Altidore look to get into FA Cup matches
March 8th, 2014 7AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Tim Howard and Jozy Altidore returned home after the USA-Ukraine friendly to get set for quarterfinal matches in the English FA Cup.

Everton hosts Arsenal Saturday and Toffees manager Roberto Martinez could turn to Howard for the marquee quarterfinal matchup. Howard has sat out every FA Cup match so far in favor of young Joel Robles.

Altidore hopes to get back in the Sunderland lineup for the Black Cats' trip to his former club, Hull City, on Sunday.

Friday night ...

Alejandro Guido became the latest American teen to debut at Tijuana, coming on late in Xolos' 2-0 win over Guadalajara that moved them past Chivas in the Liga MX standings.

Tijuana, which plays the LA Galaxy in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals, started Americans Joe Corona and Greg Garza while Herculez Gomez and Guido came off the bench. Edgar Castillo, who usually starts at left back, was rested after playing for the USA against Ukraine on Wednesday.

DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco were both carded in Puebla's loss to Toluca.

Leading Scorers (2013-14):
22 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
14 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Cory Cropper, Southampton (England), at Crystal Palace
Tim Howard, Everton (England), at Arsenal (FA Cup)
Idle:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England)

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
DaMarcus Beasley (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Puebla (Mexico), 0-3 at Toluca
Edgar Castillo (on bench), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-0 vs. Guadalajara
Michael Orozco (62 minutes, 1 yellow card), Puebla (Mexico), 0-3 at Toluca
Saturday:
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City (England), at Norwich City
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany), vs. Werder Bremen
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96 (Germany), vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Eric Lichaj, Nottingham Forest (England), vs. Barnsley
Oguchi Onyewu, Sheffield Wed. (England D2), at Yeovil Town
Will Packwood, Birmingham City (England D2), vs. Queens Park Rangers
Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers (England D2), at Leeds United
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City (England D2), vs. Queens Park Rangers
Sunday:
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), at Mainz

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Joe Corona
(90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-0 vs. Guadalajara
Saturday:
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. Ajaccio
Stuart Holden, Bolton Wanderers (England D2), at Leeds United
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany), at Schalke 04
Jermaine Jones, Besiktas (Turkey), vs. Eskisehirspor
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium), vs. Leuven
Alejandro Morales, FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), at Union Berlin
Brek Shea, Barnsley (England D2), at Nottingham Forest
Jose Torres, Tigres (Mexico), vs. Cruz Azul
Danny Williams, Reading (England D2), at Brighton & Hove Albion
Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)

FORWARDS:
Friday:
Herculez Gomez (sub: 14 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-0 vs. Guadalajara
Bobby Wood (on bench), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 4-0 vs. Aalen
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Saturday:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs. PSV
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), vs. Heracles
Sunday:
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), at Hull City (FA Cup)
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), at Wacker Tirol


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