Newly promoted Reading won its English Premier League
opener, 3-2, over Middlesbrough but American keeper Marcus Hahnemann
looked shaky on both goals.
played 83 minutes for Reading. ... Brad Friedel
saved a Nwankwo Kanu
penalty kick in stoppage time but went down, 3-0, with Blackburn against Portsmouth. ...
played the second half of newly promoted Watford's 2-1 loss to Everton, for which Tim Howard
debuted in goal. ... Claudio Reyna
played 72 minutes as Manchester
City fell, 3-0, to champion Chelsea. ... For Fulham, Brian McBride
played the final 26 minutes and Carlos Bocanegra
stayed on the bench in a 5-1 loss to Manchester United. The score
was 4-1 when McBride came on.
, Hannover 96, with Steve Cherundolo
at right back, lost and gave up four goals for the second
straight week, going down 4-0 to Hertha Berlin. Goalkeeper Kasey Keller
was his team's highest rated player (Kicker Magazine) in a 1-0 loss to Nuremberg. ... Gregg Berhalter
a B rating from Kicker Magazine for his play in German Second Division Munich 1860's 3-0 win over Offenbach.
In the Netherlands
nor Lee Nguyen
saw action in PSV Eindhoven's season-opening 3-1 win over NEC. Michael Bradley
stayed on Heerenveen's bench during its 3-2 win over ADO Den