[AMERICANS ABROAD] Steve Cherundolo
, who was reported injured and unavailable for the USA's 2-2 tie with Mexico last Wednesday, played the full 90 minutes
for Hannover 96 in its German Bundesliga 2-2 tie with Karlsruhe.
Cherundolo's replacement at right back, Drew Moor
, was the U.S. defender marking Jonny Magallon when he
scored both of Mexico's goals. Clint Dempsey
, who played 63 minutes for the USA against Mexico, came close to scoring but shot wide on his best chance for struggling
Fulham, which lost at Middlesbrough, 1-0, in the English Premier League and is now three points deep in the relegation zone.
was a 64th minute sub for
Fulham, while Carlos Bocanegra
, who played the whole game against Mexico, remained on the bench.
In a face-off between U.S. goalkeepers, fourth-place Everton
) downed Reading (Marcus Hahnemann
), 1-0. Reading lost its seventh straight game and fell into the relegation zone because of an inferior goal difference
to Birmingham. Reading's Bobby Convey
, who started for the USA on Wednesday, did not see action.
In Italy, Danny Szetela
made his Serie B debut as a late sub in
Brescia's 4-2 win at Piacenza. Szetela joined Brescia on loan from Racing Santander after failing to break into the Spanish First Division club's first team.