Dempsey's Fulham falls to Arsenal, Onyewu debuts at Sheffield Wednesday

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Clint Dempsey started for Fulham in its 2-0 loss to Arsenal that dropped the Cottagers to 17th place in the English Premier League, one spot out of the drop zone. Oguchi Onyewu debuted for Sheffield Wednesday in its 1-1 tie with Burnley.

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England), at Liverpool (Saturday)
Tim Howard, Everton (England), at West Bromwich (Monday)

DEFENDERS:
DaMarcus Beasley (64 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), at Santos
Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 0-1 at Crystal Palace
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 1-1 at Burnley
Michael Orozco (90 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 0-0 at Santos
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-7 at Reading
Eric Lichaj (injured), Nottingham Forest (England), 4-1 vs. Blackburn Rovers
Edgar Castillo, Tijuana (Mexico), at Pachuca (Saturday)
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John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany) on winter break
Timmy Chandler, Nuremberg (Germany) on winter break
Steven Cherundolo, Hannover 96 (Germany) on winter break

MIDFIELDERS:
Brek Shea (76 minutes), Barnsley (England D2), 2-0 vs. Blackpool
Jose Torres (sub: 33 minutes), Tigres (Mexico), 0-2 at Morelia)
Danny Williams (90 minutes), Reading (England D2), 7-1 vs. Bolton Wanderers
Maurice Edu (did not dress), Stoke City (England), 0-1 at Crystal Palace
Stuart Holden (injured), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-7 at Reading
Joe Corona, Tijuana (Mexico), at Pachuca (Saturday)
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), at Paris St. Germain (Sunday)
Sacha Kljestan, Anderlecht (Belgium) at Mechelen (Sunday)
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Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway) in offseason
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway) in offseason
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany) on winter break
Jermaine Jones, Schalke 04 (Germany) on winter break


FORWARDS:
Jozy Altidore (71 minutes), Sunderland (England), 2-2 vs. Southampton
Clint Dempsey (90 minutes), Fulham (England), 0-2 at Arsenal (Saturday)
Herculez Gomez, Tijuana (Mexico), at Pachuca (Saturday)
Aron Johannsson, AZ (Netherlands), vs. NAC (Saturday)
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Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria) on winter break
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2) on winter break
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