[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey
played the first 64 minutes for Fulham but teammate Carlos Bocanegra
stayed on the bench as the Cottagers fell, 2-0, to Manchester
United on two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo
Fulham, which has won only twice this season, is in 14th place, two points above the relegation zone.
two Americans, striker Brian McBride and goalkeeper Kasey Keller, are nursing long-term injuries.
Manchester United is three points behind leader Arsenal, which has a game in hand.