[AMERICANS ABROAD WRAP]
Fulham's Clint Dempsey
scored his second EPL goal of the season in a 3-0 win over Middlesbrough. In France, defender
helped Rennes win its derby game against Lorient, 2-1, and extend its unbeaten streak to 17 games.
Rennes moved into third place, four points behind
leader Lyon and one point behind second-place Bordeaux. With 13 goals conceded in 19 games, Rennes boasts Ligue 1's stingiest defense.
Also in France, Freddy Adu
played the last 15 minutes for Monaco in a 4-3 loss to Bordeaux, whose two comeback goals came after his entry. Adu was responsible for giving up the corner kick on which Bordeaux equalized the
game at 3-3.
Keeper Brad Friedel
helped Aston Villa down West Ham, 1-0, and move into third place of the English Premier League.
Fulham's win moved it
up to 8th place. Dempsey, making his seventh start -- he's come off the bench in seven other games -- scored the Cottagers' third goal in the 3-0 win with a cool finish in the 59th
In Belgium, Oguchi Onyewu
went the distance for Standard Liege in a 2-1 win over KAA Gent that keeps Standrad in second place.
nor Maurice Edu
made Rangers' squad for its 1-0 win over Hibernian.