Goalkeeper Tim Howard
and Everton celebrated a 1-0 win over Arsenal and moved into sixth-place, within the UEFA Cup qualification zone. But keeper Brad Friedel
and Blackburn went
down, 2-1, against 19th place West Ham, whose American defender Jonathan Spector stayed on the bench. Manchester City's 2-0 win at Middlesbrough eases its relegation fears; it's four points above
the drop zone. DaMarcus Bealsey
came on for City in the 84th minute.
Reading, with keeper Marcus Hahnemann
in goal, tied Portsmouth, 0-0, and dropped to 8th place. In
Fulham's 0-0 tie at Wigan, Fulham's Brian McBride
started and was subbed in the 67th minute, Carlos Bocanegra
went the full 90, but Clint Dempsey stayed on the bench. Oguchi
went the full 90 as his 11th place Newcastle United fell, 2-0, at relegation-threatened Charlton.
In English second tier play, Sheffield Wednesday defender Frank Simek
who has been called into U.S. national team camp, was red-carded in a 2-2 tie with Wolverhampton.
In Mexico, Michael Orozco
made his sixth straight start and went the full 90 for
San Luis in its 2-0 win over Cruz Azul. Edgar Castillo
made his eight appearance of the season for Santos in a full-game performance in its 3-3 tie with Atlas.
Borussia Moenchengladbach, with Kasey Keller
in goal, fell 1-0 to Bayer Leverkusen and dropped to last place, five points deep in the relegation zone. Kamani Hill
, 21, made his
fourth Bundesliga appearance as an 87th minute sub in Wolfsburg's 3-1 win over VfL Bochum. Wolfsburg is in 10th place. Seventh-place Hannover 96, with Steve Cherundolo,
played to a scoreless
tie with Hamburg SV. Suspended Gregg Berhalter and injured Josh Wolff missed 1860 Munich's 3-1 loss to Augsburg in the German Second Division.
In Denmark, Heath Pearce
Nordsjaelland tied first place FC Copenhagen, 1-1, and Robbie Russell
helped Viborg tie Broendby, 1-1.
In Chile, Chase Hilgenbrinck
and Nublense tied Union Espanol, 2-2.