Title hopes of Kljestan's Anderlecht fade

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sacha Kljestan played the first 45 minutes before coming off in Anderlect's 1-0 loss at Standard Liege that dropped the two-time defending champion eight points behind Standard after the first game of the Belgian championship playoffs.

Leading Scorers (2013-14):
25 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
14 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

SATURDAY. Jose Torres scored a golazo for Tigres in its 2-1 loss to Toluca. The loss dropped it to 16th in the 18-team Liga MX. Mix Diskerud came off the bench to scoring the opening goal for Rosenborg in its 2-2 tie with Viking on the opening day of the Norwegian Tippeligaen season.

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
IN BRIEF:
32 players.
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31 on teams in action.
19
started.
4
came off bench.
2 on bench.
6 did not dress.

GOALKEEPERS (3):
Saturday:
Cory Cropper (did not dress), Southampton (England), 4-0 vs. Newcastle United
Brad Guzan (90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 1-4 at Man. United

Sunday:

Tim Howard (90 minutes), Everton (England), 3-1 at Fulham

DEFENDERS (11):
Friday:
John Brooks (on bench), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 0-2 at Schalke 04
Edgar Castillo (sub: 31 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-2 at Queretaro

Saturday:

Geoff Cameron (90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Hull City
Timmy Chandler (did not dress), Nuremberg (Germany), 2-1 at Freiburg
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England D2), 1-1 at Ipswich Town
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 1-4 vs. Watford
Will Packwood (did not dress), Birmingham City (England D2), 2-4 vs. Bournemouth
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-0 vs. Wigan Athletic
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), 2-4 vs. Bournemouth

Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley
(90 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 1-1 vs. Leon
Michael Orozco (90 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 1-1 vs. Leon

MIDFIELDERS (12):
Friday:
Joe Corona (on bench), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-2 at Queretaro
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes), FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 0-0 at Fortuna Duesseldorf
Josh Gatt (did not dress), Molde (Norway), 2-0 vs. Valerenga
Jermaine Jones (90 minutes), Besiktas (Turkey), 0-1 at Karabukspor

Saturday:
Alejandro Bedoya
(78 minutes), Nantes (France), 0-0 vs. Bordeaux
Mikkel Diskerud (sub: 45 minutes, 1 goal), Rosenborg (Norway), 2-2 vs. Viking
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-0 vs. Wigan Athletic
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 3-3 at Bayern Munich
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Hull City
Jose Torres (90 minutes, 1 goal), Tigres (Mexico), 1-2 at Toluca
Danny Williams (79 minutes), Reading (England D2), 1-1 vs. Huddersfield Town

Sunday:
Sacha Kljestan
(45 minutes), Anderlecht (Belgium), 0-1 at Standard Liege

FORWARDS (7):
Friday:
Juan Agudelo (65 minutes), FC Utrecht (Netherlands), 2-2 at NAC
Herculez Gomez (59 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-2 at Queretaro
Julian Green (81 minutes), Bayern Munich II (Germany), 5-2 vs. Eintracht Bamberg

Saturday:
Terrence Boyd
(89 minutes, 1 yellow card), Rapid Vienna (Austria), 2-0 vs. Sturm Graz

Sunday:

Aron Johannsson (sub: 8 minutes), AZ (Netherlands), 0-0 at Cambuur
Bobby Wood (sub: 22 minutes), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 1-2 vs. FC Cologne

Monday:

Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), vs. West Ham United
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