Eddie Johnson & Carlos Bocanegra score [VIDEO]

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Eddie Johnson scored his first goal since moving from MLS to Britain in January of 2008. Landon Donovan nearly scored in the last game of his loan stint with Bayern Munich. Michael Bradley celebrated a big win with his last-place Bundesliga club. For a wrap-up of U.S. players in foreign leagues last weekend. ...

ENGLAND. Eddie Johnson scored his first goal since the 24-year-old striker moved to Britain in January of 2008 on what was reportedly a $6 million transfer fee. Johnson, who was signed by English Premier League club Fulham after seven seasons in MLS, played six EPL games before being loaned to second division Cardiff for the 2008-09 season. Johnson played in 19 games (15 as a sub) before scoring in his 20th league appearance for the third-place team on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Doncaster. Johnson entered the game in the 36th minute and struck with a low 22-yard shot in the 60th minute.

VIDEO of Eddie Johnson's goal.

In the English FA Cup, keeper Tim Howard helped Everton down Middlesbrough, 2-1, to set up a semifinal clash with his former club, Manchester United. Man U moved on with a 4-0 win over Fulham, whose Clint Dempsey was denied of a goal by a fine save from keeper Edwin van der Sar.

FRANCE. Defender Carlos Bocanegra, in his 27th straight start for Rennes after joining the Ligue 1 club last summer, scored his first league goal on a close-range header in the ninth minute of a 2-0 win over Auxerre. Monaco's Freddy Adu was again a spectator as his team tied Nice, 0-0.

VIDEO of Carlos Bocanegra's goal (2:00 min.)

GERMANY. Landon Donovan played the last 10 minutes in the final game of his loan stint with Bayern Munich, which beat Hannover 96, 5-1. Steve Cherundolo went the full 90 at right back for Hannover. Donovan, who appeared as a sub in all six of Bayern's Bunesliga games since the winter break, was denied of a farewell goal by Hannover keeper Robert Enke's big save in the 86th minute. Midfielder Michael Bradley had a strong outing for Borussia Moenchengladbach as it beat title contender Hamburg SV, 4-1, and moved out of last place. Now in 17th place of the 18-team league, Gladbach is two points into the relegation zone.

BELGIUM. Oguchi Onyewu went the full 90 for Standard Liege in a 1-0 at Mons that kept his team within two points of leader Anderlecht.

MEXICO. Midfielder Jose Francisco Torres played the first 71 minutes as Pachuca took the lead in the overall standings with a 3-2 win over UAG. Defender Michael Orozco went the distance for San Luis in a 2-0 loss to Pumas. Defender Edgar Castillo went the distance for Club America in a 3-1 loss at Atlante and was yellow-carded in the 65th minute.

DENMARK.
Michael Parkhurst played the full 90 for FC Nordsjaelland in its 1-1 tie at Aalborg.

SCOTLAND. In the sixth round of the Scottish FA Cup, Maurice Edu played the final 18 minutes of a 5-1 win over Hamilton while DaMarcus Beasley stayed on the bench.

 

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