U.S. Abroad (Dec. 20-22): Reyna scores in home debut

U.S. midfielder Claudio Reyna scored the game-winning goal in the 77th minute in SunderlandÆs 1-0 home victory over Everton on Saturday. It was ReynaÆs second appearance in the English Premier League since joining Sunderland from Glasgow Rangers for a transfer fee of $6.8 million on Dec. 7. A crowd of 48,013 was at the Stadium of Light. ReynaÆs goal came from a point-blank shot after Everton goalkeeper Steve Simonsen parried the AmericanÆs earlier effort to Jason McAteer, who served up Reyna for the goal. Reyna missed a good chance to put Sunderland ahead earlier when he shot over the bar after another rebound from Simonsen. EvertonÆs U.S. attacker Joe-Max Moore, who scored his first two goals of the season last week in two games, played the whole 90 minutes.


ò Claudio Reyna (Sunderland, PL) vs. Everton (1-0). Started: 90 minutes. Scored the gamewinner. ò Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) vs. Charlton Athletic (2-0) Started: 90 minutes. Blackburn ended a 5-game winless streak. ò Joe-Max Moore (Everton, PL) vs. Sunderland, (0-1). Started: 90 minutes ò Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Ipswich (1-2). DNP. ò Jovan Kirovski (Crystal Palace, D1) vs. Nottingham Forest (1-1). Entered as a substitute: 70th minute. Former MLS star Stern John (Trinidad & Tobago) scored ForestÆs goal. ò Gregg Berhalter (Crystal Palace, D1) vs. Nottingham Forest (1-1). Entered as a substitute: 46th minute.
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