On Monday, defender Carlos Bocanegra
headed home his second goal in four days, but again it was the consolation goal in a Fulham loss.
Fulham's 3-1 loss on Monday to Manchester
City extended the Cottagers' winless streak to six games as they slip toward the relegation zone. Arsenal and Liverpool are among Fulham's opponents it in its last five games. DaMarcus
scored Man City's second goal, running on to a Joey Barton
through ball and stroking calming into the net from seven yards out. It was Beasley's second goal in 13 appearances (7
starts) since joining Man City last August. Brian McBride
played the full 90 for Fulham and Clint Dempsey
entered as a 73rd minute sub, his fifth appearance (all off the bench)
since joining the club in January. Bocanegra's strike on Monday was his fifth of the season.
Defender Jay DeMerit
made his 30th appearance as last-place Watford won its fourth
game of the season with a 4-2 victory over Portsmouth. Watford remains nine points deep in the relegation zone. Three other Americans played to ties with their teams on Monday. Reading (goalkeeper
) drew 0-0 at Charlton. Oguchi Onyewu
returned to the Newcastle starting lineup (after coming off the bench the last two games) as Newcastle tied Arsenal, 0-0.
Everton (goalkeeper Tim Howard
) tied 1-1 at Bolton.
In the second tier, midfielder Eddie Lewis
scored his third goal in 40 appearances this season as relegation-threatened
Leeds United lost 2-1 at Colchester United. With two games left, Leeds is two points within the drop zone.