U.S. ABROAD (March 22-24): Friedel gets shelled; Barrett debuts in Denmark

Brad Friedel conceded five goals against Newcastle, Wade Barrett made his Danish First Division debut and Greg Vanney returned to the Bastia starting lineup in France.


* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Newcastle, 1-5.

Started: 90 minutes.

Friedel conceded goals to Nolberto Solano, Laurent Robert, Jermaine Jenas, Craig Bellamy and teammate Vratislav Gresko.

The Sun rating (10=high; 1=low): 7.

* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) at Bolton, 0-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Kasey was beaten on a Jay-Jay Okocha penalty kick 30 seconds before the final whistle.

The Sun rating (10=high; 1=low): 8.

* Jovan Kirovski (Birmingham, PL) vs. West Bromwich Albion, 1-0.


* Brian McBride (Everton, PL) at Arsenal, 1-2.

DNP. McBride's loan spell has ended. The U.S. striker has returned to the Columbus Crew. He leaves the Premier League after scoring four goals in eight games.

* Claudio Reyna (Sunderland, PL) at West Ham, 0-2.

DNP - injured. The Black Cats took another big step toward relegation.

* Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, D1) at Bradford, 1-0.

Started: 90 minutes.

* Eddie Lewis (Preston North End, D1) vs. Portsmouth, 1-1.

Started: 90 minutes.


* Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus, D1) at Hertha Berlin, 1-3.

Started: 90 minutes. Last-place Cottbus suffered its fourth straight loss. Kicker Magazine rating (1-high; 6-low): 4.

* Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, D1) at Werder Bremen, 2-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Kicker Magazine rating (1-high; 6-low): 4.

* Conor Casey (Hannover 96, D1) at Werder Bremen, 2-1.


* Tony Sanneh (Nuremberg, D1) at Stuttgart (Sunday).


* Cory Gibbs (St. Pauli, D2) vs. Reutlingen, 1-2.

Started: 90 minutes. Kicker Magazine rating (1-high; 6-low): 3.5.

* Jacob Thomas (Braunschweig, D2) at Karlsruhe, 0-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Kicker Magazine rating (1-high; 6-low): 4.

* Mike Duhaney (Mainz, D2) at FC Cologne, 4-1.


* Grover Gibson (Mainz, D2) at FC Cologne, 4-1.



* Joe Cannon (Lens, D1) at Auxerre, 0-0.


* David Regis (Troyes, D1) at Guingamp, 0-2.


* Greg Vanney (Bastia, D1) at Lille, 1-1.

Started: 90 minutes. L'Equipe rating (10=high; 1=low): 5.

* Oguchi Onyewu (Metz, D2) vs. Valence, 1-2.



* John O'Brien (Ajax, D1) at PSV Eindhoven, 0-2.

Started: 90 minutes. Ajax's title hopes took a blow with the loss to league leader PSV, which now holds a 10-point lead over second-place Ajax.


* Alex Yi (Antwerp, D1) vs. Lokeren, 1-2.



Wade Barrett (Aarhus, D1) vs. FC Copenhagen, 2-2. Started: 90 minutes. The former San Jose Earthquake defender made his debut in front of a home crowd of 17,100. Aarhus is ninth place in the 12-team league, which returned from its winter break last weekend, when Aarhus's game was canceled because of a frozen field.

Matt Jordan (Odense, D1)

Not eligible until June.


Jonny Walker (Colo Colo, D1) vs. Rangers, 1-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Walker, who made a couple key saves, was beaten from the penalty spot by Nestor Zanatta.


* Steve Reese (Politehnica AEK Timisoara, D1) vs. Rapid Bucharest, 1-3. DNP.


* Robbie Russell (Sogndal, D1) Season starts April 13.

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