Two young Americans returned to action when defender Jonathan Spector
started for English Premier League West Ham and midfielder
came off the bench late for Hannover 96 in the German Bundesliga. For a wrap-up on Americans in foreign leagues. ... ENGLAND.
, the 23-year-old right back whose only previous appearance this season came in December, played 85 minutes for West Ham in its 2-1 loss to Bolton. Spector, who
joined Manchester United in 2003, has been plagued by injuries after making 26 appearances last season. Brad Friedel
made five saves for Aston Villa as it fell, 1-0,
to Chelsea. Fellow keeper Tim Howard
had a quiet day for Everton during its scoreless tie with Newcastle. Clint Dempsey
went the full 90 in Fulham's 2-0 win
over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. GERMANY. Sal Zizzo
, the 21-year-old Californian, saw his first action for Hannover 96 since November and in his
third appearance of the year came on in the 62nd minute of a 3-2 loss to Borussia Moenchengladbach. Right back Steve Cherundolo
, recovering from a hip injury, played the final
four minutes for Hannover. Michael Bradley
played the whole game for Gladbach, which won its first game since November and is now on a three-game unbeaten streak. Last-place
Gladbach is now just three points inside the relegation zone. Landon Donovan
played the entire second half as Bayern Munich was upset, 2-1, in front of 69,000 home
fans, by FC Cologne. FRANCE. Carlos Bocanegra
kept his streak alive of starting every Rennes game this season in a 1-0 win over Nice. Freddy Adu
didn't suit up for Monaco's 2-1 loss to Lille. BELGIUM. Oguchi Onyewu
played 90 minutes for defending champ Standard Liege as fell 4-2 win
to Anderlecht. SCOTLAND.
After seeing Scottish FA Cup action in the midweek, DaMarcus Beasley
and Maurice Edu
sat out Glasgow
Rangers' 3-1 win over Kilmarnock. SPAIN.
Xerez beat Cordoba, 2-1, in the second division without giving Jozy Altidore
his first action since
joining on loan from Villarreal in January. AUSTRIA. Preston Zimmerman
scored for Kapfenberg SV in a 2-1 over FC Karnten.
MEXICO. Jose Francisco Torres
played the first 55 minutes in Pachuca's 3-0 win over Indios.