[AMERICANS ABROAD] Mix Diskerud
set up the winning goal in Rosenborg's 5-2 win over
Brann that moved it into fourth place in Norway's Tippeligaen, tied with Bob Bradley
's Stabaek. Jozy Altidore
from the bench as Sunderland beat Cardiff City, 4-0, to move out of the English Premier League's relegation zone.
Leading Scorers (2013-14): 26 Aron Johannsson
(AZ) 18+2 Terrence Boyd
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht) 6 Alejandro Bedoya
(Nantes) (Goals in all
MEXICO. Edgar Castillo
and Joe Corona
started for Tijuana in its 2-1 loss at home to Leon, but Xolos still qualified for Mexico's Torneo Clausura playoffs when Morelia, Atlas and Guadalajara, which all had a chance to overtake them, lost.
Tijuana will face Toluca in the Liguilla. Saturday ...
For the second game in a row, Terrence Boyd
scored goals for Rapid Vienna, putting away the late winner in a 2-1
defeat of champion Red Bull Salzburg in Austria's Bundesliga.
Boyd's goals were the 17th and 18th of the season in all competitions. Red Bull
Salzburg is the runaway winner of the Austrian title, but second-place Rapid's win opened up a three-point lead over third-place Austria Vienna with two games to play.
continues to make a late case for inclusion on the U.S. national team's 30-player short list, scoring the winning goal in Hertha Bertha's 2-0 win over Eintracht
Brooks scored in the 61st minute following a corner kick for his first goal since his Bundesliga debut on the opening day of the season. He has started in five of Hertha's
last seven games.
Elsewhere in Germany, Tim Chandler
returned to action for the first time in more than two
months with Nuremberg, while Joe Gyau
made his Bundesliga debut for Hoffenheim.
Sidelined with a knee injury since early February, Chandler came on in the second half Nuremberg's 2-0 loss at Mainz. Gyau, 21, is in his fourth season with Hoffenheim, which signed him
out of the U.S. under-17 residency program in 2009.
-- In the 2. Bundesliga, Andrew Wooten
had two goals
for FSV Frankfurt in its 3-1 win over Energie Cottbus.
and Brad Guzan
suffered long afternoons in the Premier League. Howard's Everton lost to Southampton, 2-0, on a pair of own goals. Guzan's
Aston Villa dropped a 4-1 decision to Swansea City in a match that saw Jonjo Shelvey score
from more than 40 yards against Guzan.
France: Strong season boosts Bedoya's World Cup chances
U.S. World Cup Contenders: IN BRIEF
came off bench.
did not dress.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Saturday:
Cory Cropper (did not dress), Southampton (England), vs. 2-0 Everton Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa (England), 1-4 at Swansea City Tim Howard
(90 minutes), Everton (England), 0-2 at Southampton DEFENDERS (12): Friday:
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-2 vs. Leon
Saturday: John Brooks
(90 minutes, 1 goal), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 2-0 vs. Eintracht Braunschweig Geoff Cameron
(90 minutes), Stoke City (England), 0-1 vs. Tottenham Timmy Chandler
(sub: 45 minutes), Nuremberg
(Germany), 0-2 at Mainz Fabian Johnson
(90 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 0-0 vs. Ein. Frankfurt
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest
(England D2), 1-4 at Bournemouth Oguchi Onyewu
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 1-3 vs. Bolton Wanderers
Will Packwood (did
not dress), Birmingham City (England D2), vs. Leeds United Tim Ream
(90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 3-1 at Sheffield Wed. Jonathan Spector
(90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), 1-3 vs. Leeds United Sunday:
DaMarcus Beasley (did
not dress), Puebla (Mexico), 3-1 vs. Morelia
Michael Orozco (did not dress), Puebla (Mexico), 3-1 vs. Morelia MIDFIELDERS (11):
(90 minutes), Nantes (France), 1-1 vs. Marseille Joe Corona
(59 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-2 vs. Leon Alfredo Morales
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), FC
Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 1-1 vs. FC Cologne Saturday:
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 3-1 at Sheffield Wed.
Shea (did not dress), Stoke City (England), 0-1 vs. Tottenham Jose Torres
(80 minutes), Tigres (Mexico), vs. Atlas
Danny Williams (did not dress),
Reading (England D2), 3-1 at Doncaster Rovers Sunday:
(90 minutes, assist), Rosenborg (Norway), 5-2 vs. Brann
Josh Gatt (did
not dress), Molde (Norway), 3-1 at Sandnes Ulf
Jermaine Jones (did not dress), Besiktas (Turkey), 0-3 at Sivasspor
Sacha Kljestan (on bench),
Anderlecht (Belgium), 2-1 vs. Standard Liege FORWARDS (7): Friday:
Herculez Gomez (did not
dress), Tijuana (Mexico), 1-2 vs. Leon
Julian Green (did not dress), Bayern Munich II (Germany), 5-1 at Rain am Lech Bobby Wood
(sub: 35 minutes),
1860 Munich (Germany D2), 2-1 at Greuther Fuerth Saturday: Terrence Boyd
(90 minutes, 2 minutes), Rapid
Vienna (Austria), 2-1 vs. Red Bull Salzburg Sunday: Juan Agudelo
(sub: 27 minutes), FC Utrecht
(Netherlands), 1-2 at Heerenveen
Jozy Altidore (on bench), Sunderland (England), 4-0 vs. Cardiff City Aron Johannsson
, AZ (Netherlands), 1-4 at ADO