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Just 14 of 31 World Cup hopefuls earn starts
April 14th, 2014 9:48PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Danny Williams, who is bidding to make the U.S. World Cup short list of 30 players, started for Reading in its 1-1 home draw with English League Championship leader Leicester City on Monday.

The tie left the Royals tied for sixth with four league games to go. They are bidding to become one of four teams to enter the promotion playoffs. The top two teams are promoted to the EPL automatically.

Williams was one of only 14 out of 31 World Cup hopefuls who started for their teams in action abroad.

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:
IN BRIEF:
33 players.
---------------
31 on teams in action.
14
started.
4
came off bench.
2 on bench.
11 did not dress.

GOALKEEPERS (3):
Saturday:
Cory Cropper (on bench), 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

DEFENDERS (12):
Saturday:
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
Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley
(90 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 0-1 vs. Club America
John Brooks (did not dress), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 1-2 at Bayer Leverkusen
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 2-0 vs. Augsburg
Michael Orozco (did not dress), Puebla (Mexico), 0-1 vs. Club America
Idle:
Will Packwood, Birmingham City (England D2)
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City (England D2)

MIDFIELDERS (11):
Friday:
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
Saturday:
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
Sunday:
Alejandro Bedoya
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Nantes (France), 1-0 vs. Guingamp
Mikkel Diskerud (sub: 41 minutes), Rosenborg (Norway), 2-0 vs. Odd
Josh Gatt (did not dress), Molde (Norway), 2-0 at Stabaek
Monday:
Danny Williams (60 minutes), Reading (England D2), 1-1 vs. Leicester City

FORWARDS (7):
Saturday:
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
Sunday:
Juan Agudelo
(sub: 55 minutes, 1 goal), FC Utrecht (Netherlands), 2-1 vs. Heracles
Aron Johannsson (67 minutes), AZ (Netherlands), 1-1 vs. NEC
Monday:
Bobby Wood
(sub: 26 minutes, 1 yellow card), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 2-4 at Dynamo Dresden


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