Gloomy outlook for Gladbach

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Borussia Moenchengladbach faced another relegation-threatened team and managed only a 1-1 tie, with Arminia Bielefeld, as Michael Bradley played the first 69 minutes for Gladbach. On the whole, it wasn't an outstanding weekend for the U.S. foreign legion.

Gladbach is in second-to-last place, one point behind Bielefeld and two points into the relegation zone. No other Americans saw first division action in Germany.

ENGLAND. Neither keeper Tim Howard nor Brad Friedel celebrated an EPL win. Howard and Everton went down, 2-1, to Manchester City. Friedel and Aston Villa tied Bolton, 1-1. Attacker Clint Dempsey went the distance and helped Fulham beat Stoke City, 1-0.

SWEDEN. The only American to score in Europe last weekend was Charlie Davies, who scored twice in Hammarby's 3-2 cup win over Atvidaberg.

DENMARK. Jeremiah White and Benny Feilhaber played 70 and 20 minutes, respectively, in AGF Aarhus' 1-0 win over FC Nordsjaelland. Michael Parkhurst went the distance for FC Nordsjaelland's. Marcus Tracy played 13 minuts in Aalborg's 2-1 loss to Randers FC.

MEXICO. Defender Michael Orozco played 77 minutes in San Luis' 1-1 tie with Necaxa. Jose Francisco Torres played the first half of Pachuca's 3-0 win over Cruz Azul. Pachuca leads the Clausura 2009 overall standings.

SCOTLAND. Maurice Edu played the whole game as Glasgow Rangers downed St. Mirren, 3-0, in the Scottish Cup. DaMarcus Beasley was not in Rangers' squad.

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