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Guzan's Aston Villa climbs into third place
by Paul Kennedy, August 31st, 2014 10:26PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Guzan's Aston Villa beat Hull City, 2-1, to move into third place in the English Premier League. Alfredo Morales had two assists and Bobby Wood had one for their German second division clubs. All three are among the 20 foreign-based players called in for Wednesday's USA-Czech Republic game.

Seventeen played this weekend. The only players who did not play were Julian Green, who dressed for Bayern and Stoke City's Geoff Cameron and Brek Shea, who did not dress in Stoke City's 1-0 winner over Manchester City. All three players might be transferred before the summer transfer window closes.

Villa heads into the September international break unbeaten in the EPL thanks to its comfortable win over Hull City. It led on goals by Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann, and Guzan could do nothing to stop the late Hull goal that was scored when Nikica Jelavic's header deflected off Villa defender Aly Cissokho.

England, Premier League
SATURDAY:
*Jozy Altidore
(sub: 9 minutes), Sunderland, 0-1 at Queens Park Rangers
*Geoff Cameron (did not dress), Stoke City, 1-0 at Manchester City
Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton, 3-6 vs. Chelsea
*Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City, 1-0 at Manchester City
SUNDAY:
*Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa, 2-1 vs. Hull City
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

England, League Championship
SATURDAY:
*Emerson Hyndman
(90 minutes), Fulham, 1-0 vs. Cardiff City
Eric Lichaj (90 minutes), Nott. Forest, 1-1 at Sheffield Wed.
Will Packwood (did not dress), Birmingham City, 0-4 at Wigan
*Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers, 0-1 at Leeds United
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City, 0-4 at Wigan
Zak Whitbread (on bench), Derby County, 1-1 vs. Ipswich Town
Danny Williams (did not dress), Reading, 1-0 at Middlesbrough
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.



Germany ...

Morales had two assists in Ingolstadt's 3-0 win at Sandhausen that moved it into a six-way tie for first place in the 2. Bundesliga. Wood's assist gave 1860 Munich a 1-1 tie with Darmstadt.

Fabian Johnson
made his first Bundesliga appearance at Borussia Moenchengladbach, coming on as a sub its 0-0 tie at Freiburg.

Germany, Bundesliga 1
SATURDAY:
*John Brooks
(90 minutes), Hertha Berlin, 2-4 at Bayer Leverkusen
*Timmy Chandler (sub: 35 minutes), Ein. Frankfurt, 2-2 at Wolfsburg
*Julian Green (on bench), Bayern Munich, 1-1 at Schalke 04
SUNDAY:
*Fabian Johnson (sub: 16 minutes), Bor. M'Gladbach, 0-0 at Freiburg
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

Germany, Bundesliga 2
FRIDAY:
Terrence Boyd (did not dress), RB Leipzig, 0-0 vs. FSV Frankfurt
SUNDAY:
*Alfredo Morales
(90 minutes, 2 assists, 1 yellow card), Ingolstadt, 3-0 at Sandhausen
*Bobby Wood (75 minutes, 1 assist), 1860 Munich, 1-1 vs. Darmstadt
Andrew Wooten (45 minutes), Sandhausen, 0-3 vs. Ingolstadt
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

Germany, Bundesliga 3
SATURDAY:
Junior Flores (did not dress), Borussia Dortmund II, 0-0 at Hallescher FC
*Joe Gyau (90 minutes), Borussia Dortmund II, 0-0 at Hallescher FC
Marc Heider (90 minutes), Holstein Kiel, 1-1 vs. Preussen Muenster
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

Elsewhere ...

Austria, Bundesliga
SATURDAY:
Conor O'Brien
(90 minutes,  1 yellow card), Wiener Neustadt, 1-0 at RZ Pellets WAC

Belgium, Pro League
SUNDAY:
Sacha Kljestan
(sub: 27 minutes), Anderlecht, 2-2 at Club Brugge

France, Ligue 1
SATURDAY:
*Alejandro Bedoya
(81 minutes), Nantes, 1-0 vs. Montpellier
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

Mexico, Liga MX
FRIDAY:
Paul Arriola (sub: 19 minutes), Tijuana, 1-1 vs. Leones Negros
*Joe Corona (90 minutes), Tijuana, 1-1 vs. Leones Negros
*Greg Garza (90 minutes), Tijuana, 1-1 vs. Leones Negros
Alejandro Guido (on bench), Tijuana, 1-1 vs. Leones Negros
Alonso Hernandez (sub: 22 minutes), Monterrey, 1-0 at Queretaro
SATURDAY:
Ventura Alvarado (did not dress), Club America, 0-1 at UNAM
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Atlas, 1-1 vs. Santos
Gabriel Farfan (did not dress), Chiapas, 2-0 at Tigres
Herculez Gomez (did not dress), Tigres, 0-2 vs. Chiapas
*Michael Orozco (90 minutes), Puebla, 3-2 vs. Morelia
Jose Torres (sub: 37 minutes), Tigres, 0-2 vs. Chiapas
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

Netherlands, Eredivisie
SATURDAY:
Aron Johannsson (did not dress), AZ, 3-1 at Dordrecht
*Rubio Rubin (56 minutes), FC Utrecht, 1-3 at Heerenveen

Norway, Tippeligaen
SATURDAY:
Jeb Brovsky
(68 minutes), Stromsgodset, 0-2 at Aalesund
Zarek Valentin (did not dress), Bodo/Glimt, 4-3 vs. Valerenga
SUNDAY:
Andrew Jacobson (90 minutes), Stabaek, 1-1 vs. Sandnes
Michael Stephens (90 minutes), Stabaek, 1-1 vs. Sandnes
Josh Gatt (did not dress), Molde, 1-0 at Brann
Ethan Horvath (did not dress), Molde, 1-0 at Brann
*Mix Diskerud (90 minutes), Rosenborg, 2-1 at Viking
*Called in for USA-Czech Republic match.

Serbia, Super Liga
SUNDAY:
Freddy Adu (did not play), Jagodina, 2-3 vs. Vojvodina


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