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Guzan's Villa wins opener, Cameron not in Stoke team
by Paul Kennedy, August 17th, 2014 5:23AM

TAGS:  americans abroad


[AMERICANS ABROAD] For Brad Guzan's Aston Villa, the new English Premier League season on the road began a lot better than the last season ended. Villa, loser of its last six away games, beat Stoke City, 1-0, to open the 2014-15 campaign.

The clubs of the other two Americans -- Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) and Tim Howard (Everton) -- in action on Saturday both drew, 2-2, on the road.

The big surprise of the day on the American front in the EPL was that Geoff Cameron, a fixture in the Stoke lineup for two seasons, watched the game against Villa from the stands as Phil Bardsley, picked up from Sunderland, got the nod at right back.

Teenager Emerson Hyndman again went the distance for Fulham, which dropped its second straight decision -- a 1-0 loss at home to London rival Millwall -- in the League Championship.

England, Premier League
Jozy Altidore (sub: 10 minutes), Sunderland, 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
Geoff Cameron (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-1 vs. Aston Villa
Brad Friedel (on bench), Tottenham, 1-0 at
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa, 1-0 at Stoke City
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 2-2 at Leicester City
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-1 vs. Aston Villa
Cody Cropper, Southampton, at Liverpool

Stoke City-Aston Villa Highlights:

England, League Championship
Emerson Hyndman (90 minutes), Fulham, 0-1 vs. Millwall
Eric Lichaj (sub: 5 minutes), Nott. Forest, 2-2 vs. Bolton Wanderers
Will Packwood (did not dress), Birmingham City, 1-0 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers, 2-2 at Nott. Forest
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City, 1-0 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Zak Whitbread (on bench), Derby County, 0-0 vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Danny Williams (did not dress), Reading, 1-0 vs. Ipswich Town

Germany ...

None of the German-American World Cup players whose clubs were in action in the DFB Pokal on Saturday got off the bench.

Germany, DFB Pokal
John Brooks (on bench), Hertha Berlin, 4-2 at Viktoria Cologne
Timmy Chandler (on bench), Ein. Frankfurt, 2-0 at Viktoria Berlin
Royal-Dominique Fennell (90 minutes), Stuttgarter Kickers, 1-4 vs. Borussia Dortmund
Fabian Johnson (on bench), Bor. M'Gladbach, 3-1 at Homburg
Terrence Boyd, Red Bull Leipzig, vs. Paderborn
Julian Green, Bayern Munich, at Preussen Muenster
Marc Heider, Holstein Kiel, vs. 1860 Munich
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich, at Holstein Kiel
Andrew Wooten, Sandhausen, at Arminia Bielefeld
Alfredo Morales, Ingolstadt, at Kickers Offenbach

Mexico ...

Edgar Castillo's new club, Atlas, continued its fine form Saturday with its fifth win in six games in Mexico's Torneo Apertura, a 1-0 win over Leones Negros.

Mexico, Liga MX
Paul Arriola (did not dress), Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas
Joe Corona (90 minutes, 1 assist), Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas
Gabriel Farfan (did not dress), Chiapas, 1-2 at Tijuana
Greg Garza (did not dress), Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas
Alejandro Guido (on bench), Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas
Ventura Alvarado (did not dress), Club America, 3-2 vs. Morelia
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Atlas, 1-0 vs. Leones Negros
Herculez Gomez (sub: 9 minutes), Tigres, 1-1 at Puebla
Alonso Hernandez (on bench), Monterrey, 3-1 vs. Cruz Azul
Michael Orozco (did not dress), Puebla, 1-1 vs. Tigres
Jose Torres (61 minutes), Tigres, 1-1 at Puebla

France, Ligue 1
Alejandro Bedoya (sub: 19 minutes), Nantes, 1-1 at Metz

Serbia, Super Liga
Freddy Adu (on bench), Jagodina, 0-3 at Red Star

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