It was a bad weekend of American goalkeepers in Europe, but Clint Dempsey
created a goal for Fulham (in peculiar fashion). Besides
' two strikes in France, Michael Orozco
hit the net in Mexico. In Germany, U.S. internationals were "quarantined" because of
's swine flu problem. ENGLAND.
Goalkeeper Tim Howard
got shelled as Arsenal thumped Everton, 6-1. Keeper
also came out on the losing end with Aston Villa, going down 2-0 to Wigan. Keeper Marcus Hahnemann
watched from the bench as his Wolverhampton Wanderers
lost 2-0 to West Ham, for which defender Jonathan Spector
played the final 25 minutes.
Also watching was striker Jozy Altidore
, who didn't make the
bench for his new club Hull City in a 2-1 loss to Chelsea. Clint Dempsey
went the full 90 in Fulham's 1-0 over Portsmouth and got an assist of sorts as his 25-yard
shot hit Bobby Zamora
in the back and deflected into the goal.[VIDEO]
In the English second division,
went the full 90 for Watford in a 2-0 loss to Sheffield United. GERMANY.
Borussia Moenchglabach and Hannover 96 kept
and Steve Cherundolo
, respectively, out of their lineups after they returned from the USA loss to Mexico on Wednesday with news that teammate
had been diagnosed with swine flu even though neither had tested positive. The German media reported they had been "quarantined." Gladbach won, 2-1, at Hertha
Berlin. Hannover, for which Sal Zizzo
played the final 14 minutes tied, 1-1, with Mainz on Saturday.
In the second division, Luis Robles
, who saw
action for the USA at the Gold Cup thanks to having won the starting keeper role at Kaiserslautern, stayed on the bench in a 1-0 win at Rot-Weiss Ahlen. Kenny Cooper
played 72 minutes for 1860 Munich in a 2-1 loss at Hansa Rostock. Keeper David Yeldell
helped Koblenz beat Arminia Bielefeld, 3-2. FRANCE.
Three days after scoring for the USA against Mexico at Azteca Stadium, Charlie Davies
scored twice for Sochaux -- his first two goals in France's Ligue 1 -- in a 3-2 loss to
defending champion Bordeaux. In his second appearance, Davies came off the bench at halftime. Defender Carlos Bocanegra
played 90 minutes in Rennes' 1-1 tie at Nice.
Defender Michael Orozco
scored in San Luis' 3-0 win over Pachuca, for which Jose Francisco Torres
played the first 45
minutes, leaving at halftime with the score 1-0. Edgar Castillo
played 90 minutes and was yellow-carded in Tigres' 2-1 win over UNAM Pumas. Marco Vidal
played the first 45 minutes in Indios's 5-0 loss to Morelia. Jesus Padilla
played the final 13 minutes in Chivas Guadalajara's 2-0 over Queretaro. SCOTLAND.
Neither Maurice Edu
nor DaMarcus Beasley
played in Rangers' 4-1 win over Falkirk. DENMARK. Benny Feilhaber
played the final nine minutes in AGF Aarhus' 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagen. Jeremiah White
started and played 71
minutes for Aarhus. Michael Parkhurst
went the distance for FC Nordsjaelland in a 1-1 draw with Koge. NORWAY.
and Valerenga lost 1-0 loss to Lillestrom. Clarence Goodson
and Hunter Freeman
played 90 minutes in IK Start's 1-0 win over Fredrikstad on