First-half substitute DaMarcus
scored the winning goal to lead Puebla to a 1-0 win over Queretaro. The goal was the 12th in three seasons with La Franja. Leading Scorers
(2013-14): 22 Aron Johannsson
(AZ) 14+1 Terrence Boyd
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht) (Goals in all club competitions.) Terrence Boyd
scored his 14th goal of the season for
Rapid Vienna in a 6-3 loss at Red Bull Salzburg. His nine league goals lead Rapid scorers. Jozy Altidore
's disappointing first season at Sunderland
hit a new low, however, as he was left off the Black Cats' matchday squad for the Capital One Cup final at Wembley against Manchester City.
Altidore, who could only watch as the Black
Cats fell, 3-1, after a strong first half, had played in all six games leading up to the final, and has dressed for all but one of Sunderland's 26 Premier League games. His exclusion by Sunderland
coach Gus Poyet was not entireally a surprise, however, as he had been subbed at the half of Sunderland's 4-1 loss at Arsenal a week earlier. Saturday ...
Of the seven European-based field players eligible for Wednesday's Ukraine-USA
game, all but Brek Shea
started on Saturday. That included Clint Dempsey
, who made his first appearance for last-place
English Premier League club Fulham in more than three weeks and started in its 3-1 loss at home to London rival Chelsea, which has opened up a four-lead at the top. Dempsey missed a golden opportunity
with a header in the third minute in his last game before returning to the Seattle Sounders.
-- Gabriel Farfan
, who is on loan from Chivas USA,
made his Mexican league debut as a second-half sub for Chiapas in its 3-0 loss to Leon. Friday ...
returned to action for the first time since Dec. 21, debuting for Turkish club Besiktas and playing 57 minutes in its 0-0 tie with visiting Antalyaspor.
U.S. World Cup Hopefuls: IN BRIEF:
came off bench.
did not dress.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Saturday:
Cory Cropper (did not dress), Southampton (England), vs. Liverpool Tim Howard
(90 minutes), Everton
(England), 1-0 vs. West Ham United Sunday: Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 4-1 vs. Norwich
City DEFENDERS (12): Friday:
John Brooks (on bench),
Hertha Berlin (Germany), 0-0 vs. Freiburg Saturday: Geoff Cameron
(90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-0
Edgar Castillo (did not dress-en route to Frankfurt), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Veracruz
Timmy Chandler (did not dress-injured), Nuremberg (Germany), 0-3 at Borussia Dortmund
Steven Cherundolo (did not dress-injured), Hannover 96 (Germany), 1-1 at Augsburg Eric Lichaj
(45 minutes), Nottingham Forest (England D2), 1-4 vs.
Wigan Athletic Oguchi Onyewu
(90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 1-0 vs. Middlesbrough Will Packwood
(90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), 0-1 at Ipswich Town Tim Ream
(90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 4-0 vs. Blackburn Rovers Sunday: DaMarcus Beasley
(sub: 53 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 1-0 vs. Queretaro Fabian Johnson
(86 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 6-2 vs. Wolfsburg Michael Orozco
minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 1-0 vs. Queretaro MIDFIELDERS (11):
Friday: Alejandro Bedoya
(66 minutes), Nantes (France), 0-2 at Evian Jermaine Jones
(57 minutes), Besiktas (Turkey), 0-0 vs.
(sub: 70 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Veracruz
*Stuart Holden (did
not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 4-0 vs. Blackburn Rovers Brek Shea
(sub: 36 minutes), Barnsley (England D2), 0-5 at Huddersfield Town
(90 minutes), Reading (England D2), vs. Yeovil Town Sunday:
Sacha Kljestan (on bench),
Anderlecht (Belgium), 2-0 vs. Genk Alejandro Morales
(90 minutes), FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 1-1 vs. Dynamo Dresden Jose Torres
(sub: 28 minutes), Tigres (Mexico), 0-0 at Guadalajara Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)
will return to action for the first time since injuring his knee in the 2013 Gold Cup final when he plays Monday for Bolton against Everton in an under-21 match. FORWARDS (7): Saturday:
(90 minutes), Fulham (England), 1-3 vs. Chelsea
(77 minutes, 1 assist), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Veracruz Bobby Wood
(sub: 3 minutes), 1860 Munich
(Germany D2), 0-0 at Sandhausen Sunday:
Juan Agudelo (on bench), FC Utrecht (Netherlands), 1-1 vs. FC Twente
Jozy Altidore (did not dress),
Sunderland (England), 1-3 vs. Man. City (Capital One Cup final) Terrence Boyd
(90 minutes, 1 goal, 1 yellow card), Rapid Vienna (Austria), 3-6 at Red Bull
Salzburg Aron Johannsson
(90 minutes, 1 assist)
, AZ (Netherlands), 4-0 vs. RKC