Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann of Reading was beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo but the newly promoted team, which also had American Bobby Convey in midfield, held Manchester United to a 1-1 tie.
Two other Americans in the English Premier League, Carlos Bocanegra and Brian McBride, faced a title favorite, but they went down, 2-0, with Fulham against
Claudio Reyna was a late sub and DaMarcus Beasley stayed on the bench as Manchester City won its second game of the season, 2-0, over West Ham, to take some
pressure off Coach Stuart Pearce, under fire because the Blues have lost 13 of their last 17 games, dating back to last season.
In Mexico, former U.S. U-20 national team player,
Sammy Ochoa, 20, made his seventh appearance of the season in UAG Tecos' 2-1 derby win over Chivas Guadalajara.
AMERICANS IN ACTION ABROAD Sept.
English Premier League
Reading (G, Marcus Hahnemann, 90 min.; M, Bobby Convey 90 min.) 1 Manchester United 1.
Fulham (D, Carlos Bocanegra, 90 min., cautioned; F, Brian McBride, 13 min.) 0 Chelsea 2.
Manchester City (M, Claudio Reyna, 9 min.) 2 West Ham 0.
Middlesbrough 0 Blackburn (G, Brad Friedel, 90 min.) 1.
Newcastle United 1 Everton (G, Tim Howard, 90 min.) 1.
Wigan 1 Watford (D, Jay DeMerit, 90
English League Championship
Leeds (M, Eddie Lewis, 69 min. ) 3 Birmingham 2.
Sheffield Wednesday (Frank Simek, 90
min.) 1 Derby 2.
German First Division
Borussia M'Gladbach (GK, Kasey Keller, 90 min.) 1 Borussia Dortmund 0.
Hannover 96 (D,
Steve Cherundolo, 90 min.) 1 Bayer Leverkusen 1.
German Second Division
MSV Duisburg 0 1860 Munich (D, Gregg Berhalter, 90 min.)
Kaiserlautern 4 Koblenz (D, Josh Grenier, 90 min.) 3
Belgium First Division
Standard Liege (D, Oguchi Onyewu, 90 min.,
cautioned) 1 Cercle Brugges 0
FC Utrecht 1 SC Heerenveen (M, Michael Bradley, 20 min., cautioned) 0.
Mexican First Division
UAG Tecos (F, Sammy Ochoa, 10 min., cautioned) 2 Chivas Guadalajara 1