[AMERICANS ABROAD WRAPUP] Tim Howard
made a diving save late in the game to preserve Everton's 2-1 victory over
Wigan. Brad Friedel
was in goal for Blackburn in a winning effort on the road, beating Middlesbrough, 2-1.
All three Americans --
starters Brian McBride
and Carlos Bocanegra
and sub Clint Dempsey
-- were in
action for Fulham, which held a 1-0 lead from the first minute at the Emirates Stadium until six minutes remaining but ended up losing to Arsenal, 2-1. Jonathan Spector
started on the backline in West Ham's 2-0 loss to Manchester City.
*** DaMarcus Beasley
had another solid
performance for Rangers in a 2-0 win over St. Mirren in his Scottish Premier League debut at Ibrox.
*** Heath Pearce
made his Bundesliga debut
in Hansa Rostock's 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
In the German Second Division, Josh Wolff
had two assists in 1860 Munich's 6-2 win at Augsburg.
, only 18, went the entire 90 minutes in Mainz's 4-1 victory over Koblenz.