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
Chelsea. 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,
, 20, made his seventh appearance of the season in UAG Tecos' 2-1 derby win over Chivas Guadalajara. AMERICANS IN ACTION ABROAD Sept.
23-24 English Premier League Reading
(G, Marcus Hahnemann
, 90 min.; M, Bobby Convey
90 min.) 1 Manchester United 1.
(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
min.) 1. English League Championship Leeds
(M, Eddie Lewis
, 69 min. ) 3 Birmingham 2. Sheffield Wednesday
min.) 1 Derby 2. German First Division Borussia M'Gladbach
(GK, Kasey Keller
, 90 min.) 1 Borussia Dortmund 0. Hannover 96
, 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 Dutch Eredivisie
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