[AMERICANS ABROAD]While Arsenal was struggling to put away Wigan in the semifinals of the FA Cup, Tim Howard's Everton moved ahead of the Gunners and into fourth place in the English Premier League with a 1-0 win at Sunderland, its seventh straight victory.Jozy Altidore, listed as injured, again sat out for the Black Cats, who are seven points in the relegation zone with five games to play.
--Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona started for Tijuana, which picked up a huge point with a 1-1 tie at Tigres thanks to a late goal. Xolos are tied for fourth place with two games to play in the Torneo Clausura regular season.
--Oguchi Onyewu returned to action for Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
FRIDAY.Sacha Kljestan, whose season at Anderlecht began so brightly with seven league goals in the first two and a half months and another goal in the UEFA Champions League, finds himself on the bench in the Belgian league playoffs.
He didn't get off the bench as Anderlecht, the two-time defending champion, earned a key 2-1 win at Lokeren on Friday that moved it to within two points of idle Standard Liege.
-- Alfredo Morales scored his first goal for Ingolstadt in its 2-1 loss to Paderborn in the German second division.
-- Jermaine Jones helped set up the lone Besiktas goal in a 1-1 tie with Konyaspor.
Leading Scorers (2013-14):
26 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
14 Terrence Boyd(Rapid Vienna)
9 Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)
U.S. World Cup Contenders:
Cory Cropper, Southampton (England), 0-1 at Cardiff City
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 0-1 at Crystal Palace
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton (England), 1-0 at Sunderland
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Newcastle United
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Tigres
Timmy Chandler (did not dress), Nuremberg (Germany), 1-4 at Wolfsburg
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England D2), 2-5 at Queens Park Rangers
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 3-3 vs. Blackburn Rovers
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-0 vs. Barnsley
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Club America
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), at Bayer Leverkusen
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany), vs. Augsburg
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Club America
Will Packwood, Birmingham City (England D2)
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City (England D2)
Jermaine Jones (90 minutes), Besiktas (Turkey), 1-1 at Konyaspor
Sacha Kljestan(on bench), Anderlecht (Belgium), 2-1 at Lokeren
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes, 1 goal), FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 1-2 vs. Paderborn
Joe Corona(64 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Tigres
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-0 vs. Barnsley
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Newcastle United
Jose Torres (did not dress), Tigres (Mexico), 1-1 vs. Tijuana
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. Guingamp
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway), vs. Odd
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway), at Stabaek
Danny Williams, Reading (England D2), vs. Leicester City
Jozy Altidore (did not dress), Sunderland (England), 0-1 vs. Everton
Terrence Boyd (sub: 26 minutes), Rapid Vienna (Austria), vs. FC Trenkwalder Admira
Herculez Gomez (did not dress), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Tigres
Julian Green (did not dress), Bayern Munich II (Germany), 2-1 vs. Schweinfurt
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs. Heracles
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), vs. NEC
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2), at Dynamo Dresden