While Arsenal was struggling to put away Wigan in the semifinals of the FA Cup, Tim Howard
moved ahead of the Gunners and into fourth place in the English Premier League with a 1-0 win at Sunderland, its seventh straight victory. Jozy Altidore
as injured, again sat out for the Black Cats, who are seven points in the relegation zone with five games to play.
-- Edgar Castillo
and Joe Corona
started for Tijuana, which picked up a huge point with a 1-1 tie at Tigres thanks to a late goal. Xolos are tied for fourth place with two games to play in
the Torneo Clausura regular season.
-- Oguchi Onyewu
returned to action for Sheffield Wednesday in a 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
FRIDAY. Sacha Kljestan
, whose season at Anderlecht began so brightly with seven league
goals in the first two and a half months and another goal in the UEFA Champions League, finds himself on the bench in the Belgian league playoffs.
He didn't get off the bench as
Anderlecht, the two-time defending champion, earned a key 2-1 win at Lokeren on Friday that moved it to within two points of idle Standard Liege.
-- Alfredo Morales
scored his first goal for Ingolstadt in its 2-1 loss to Paderborn in the German second division.
-- Jermaine Jones
helped set up the lone Besiktas goal in a 1-1 tie with Konyaspor. Leading Scorers (2013-14): 26 Aron
(AZ) 14 Terrence Boyd
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht) (Goals in all club
U.S. World Cup Contenders: GOALKEEPERS:Saturday:
Cory Cropper, Southampton (England), 0-1 at Cardiff City Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 0-1 at Crystal
Palace Tim Howard
(90 minutes), Everton (England), 1-0 at Sunderland DEFENDERS: Saturday: Geoff Cameron
(90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Newcastle United Edgar Castillo
(90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Tigres
Timmy Chandler (did not dress), Nuremberg (Germany), 1-4 at Wolfsburg
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham
Forest (England D2), 2-5 at Queens Park Rangers Oguchi Onyewu
(90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 3-3 vs. Blackburn Rovers Tim Ream
(90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-0 vs. Barnsley Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla (Mexico),
vs. Club America
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), at Bayer Leverkusen
Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim (Germany)
, vs. Augsburg
Michael Orozco, Puebla (Mexico), vs. Club America Idle:
Will Packwood, Birmingham City (England D2)
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City (England D2)
Friday: Jermaine Jones
(90 minutes), Besiktas (Turkey), 1-1 at Konyaspor Sacha Kljestan
(on bench), Anderlecht (Belgium), 2-1 at Lokeren Alfredo Morales
(90 minutes, 1 goal), FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 1-2 vs.
Paderborn Saturday: Joe Corona
(64 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Tigres
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-0 vs. Barnsley
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City (England), 1-0 vs. Newcastle United
Jose Torres (did
not dress), Tigres (Mexico), 1-1 vs. Tijuana Sunday:
Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes (France), vs. Guingamp
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway), vs.
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway), at Stabaek Monday:
Danny Williams, Reading (England D2), vs. Leicester City FORWARDS: Saturday:
Jozy Altidore (did not dress), Sunderland (England), 0-1 vs. Everton Terrence Boyd
(sub: 26 minutes), Rapid Vienna (Austria), vs. FC Trenkwalder Admira
Herculez Gomez (did not dress), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-1 at Tigres
Green (did not dress), Bayern Munich II (Germany), 2-1 vs. Schweinfurt Sunday:
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht (Netherlands), vs. Heracles
, AZ (Netherlands), vs. NECMonday:
Bobby Wood, 1860 Munich (Germany D2), at Dynamo Dresden