Midfielder Michael Bradley
headed home Dutch club Heerenveen's final goal in a 4-0 win over AZ. It was the 20-year-old's eighth league goal of
the season. In England, keeper Tim Howard
slapped away a powerful header from Wigan's Marcus Bent to help Everton win, 2-1, and move into fourth place of the English Premier League. Three
EPL clubs with Americans saw their relegation woes increase this weekend.
Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann
was beaten by Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo in a 2-0 loss to
Manchester United. Reading is in 14th place, two points above the drop zone.
Hahnemann did make several spectacular saves to prevent a bigger loss. Bobby Convey
played the full
90 for Reading.
Fulham remained second-to-last, five points in the relegation zone, with a 3-0 loss to Arsenal. Carlos Bocanegra
and Clint Dempsey
went the full 90 for
Doomed last-place Derby (Eddie Lewis
, 58 minutes) fell 3-0 to Portsmouth.
Goalkeeper Brad Friedel
and ninth-place Blackburn tied 1-1 with Middlesbrough.