Watford's stay in the English Premier League will end after one season. The club that won promotion last season with help from American defender Jay DeMerit
's playoff goal, tied Manchester
City, 1-1, on Saturday to ruin any chances the last-place team had of avoiding relegation. DeMerit, in his 32nd EPL appearance, went the full 90. DaMarcus Beasley
started for Man City but
left the field in the 35th minute with a muscle injury.
Four Americans were on the field in Fulham's 1-1 tie with Blackburn. Brian McBride
and Carlos Bocanegra
distance and Clint Dempsey
played seven minutes for Fulham, now in the midst of a nine-game winless streak and three points above the relegation zone. Brad Freidel
was in goal for
10th place Blackburn. Jonathan Spector
stayed on the bench as West Ham notched a valuable 1-0 win over Everton, which has Tim Howard
in goal, as the Hammers try to climb
out of the relegation zone. Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann
and Reading celebrated a 3-1 win over Bolton that lifted the Royals into the UEFA Cup qualifying zone. Oguchi Onyewu
in the Newcastle squad that tied Chelsea, 0-0.
In the English second tier, Eddie Lewis
went 85 minutes for Leeds, whose 1-0 loss leaves it one point within the relegation zone with two
In Germany, Steve Cherundolo
was the only American in First Division action as he helped Hannover 96 to a 1-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach, whose Kasey
is out injured. Last-place Gladbach is eight points within the relegation zone with four games left.