Midfielder Michael Bradley
returned to Borussia Moenchengladbach's lineup as the Bundesliga's second-to-last place team earned its first
point in five games. Other young Americans, Freddy Adu
and Jozy Altidore
, saw a small taste of action for their clubs.
Bradley, making his second Bundesliga appearance
since debuting in a 1-0 loss to Hertha Berlin Sept. 30, went the full 90 as Gladbach tied, 2-2, at VfL Bochum, the league's 14th place team. Kicker Magazine graded Bradley a 5 (on a scale in which
1 is the highest and 6 the lowest).
Right back Steve Cherundolo
and Hannover 96 fell, 5-2, to newly promoted Hoffenheim. The loss dropped Hannover to 13th place.
French league, Adu, who had previously seen 44 minutes in four appearances off the bench, played the final eight minutes for Monaco in its 2-1 loss to Nice. Carlos Bocanegra
strong run in the Rennes defense, going the distance in a 0-0 tie at Auxerre.
In Spain, Altidore played the final 10 minutes for Villarreal in its scoreless tie with Espanyol. It was
his second La Liga appearance in seven games.
In England, keeper Tim Howard
and Everton went down, 3-1, at Arsenal. Keeper Brad Friedel
notched a shutout with Aston Villa in
its scoreless tie at Portsmouth.
Attacker Clint Dempsey
came on for the final 17 minutes of Fulham's scoreless tie with Sunderland. Jose Francisco Torres
returning from U.S. national team duty, was a halftime sub for Pachuca in its 3-0 loss at Toluca. Defenders Edgar Castillo
(Santos) and Daniel Hernandez
(Jaguares) each went the
distance as Santos prevailed, 1-0.
In Italy's Serie B, Danny Szetela
scored for Brescia in its 3-2 win over Triestina.