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Nov 262012
 

Clint Dempsey had a memorable weekend, which included being named U.S. Soccer’s Male Athlete of the Year and getting an assist for Tottenham Hotspur, while Fabian Johnson was the lone American abroad to score this past weekend.

ENGLAND

Tim Howard made three saves for Everton in their 1-1 draw against Norwich City on Saturday. The Toffees are 5th on the table with 21 points. Howard and Everton take on Arsenal on Wednesday before traveling to Manchester City on Saturday.

Clint Dempsey had an assist in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-1 win over West Ham United. Dempsey was also recently named U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year. Brad Friedel did not start in goal for Tottenham on Sunday. Tottenham moves to 7th in standings. Friedel and his team host Liverpool on Wednesday before playing Dempsey’s former team Fulham on Saturday.

Brad Guzan was the starting goalkeeper for Aston Villa against Arsenal on Saturday in their scoreless draw. Eric Lichaj was subbed in for the final 39 minutes of the match. Villa sits in the relegation zone with 10 points. Aston Villa host Reading Tuesday before taking on Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

Geoff Cameron picked up a yellow card in Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Fulham FC on Saturday. Maurice Edu was not on the game day roster for Stoke. Stoke moves to 12thin standings. The Potters host Newcastle United in Wednesday and travel to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

Tim Ream went 78 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. Bolton travels to Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday and then host Ispwich Town on Saturday.

Jonathan Spector picked up a yellow card in Birmingham City’s 3-2 loss to Derby County on Saturday. Spector and his team sit two points below Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers at 19th in standings. The Blues play against Blackpool on Tuesday before hosting Middlesbrough on Friday.

ITALY

Michael Bradley picked up a yellow card in AS Roma’s 1-0 shutout over last-place US Pescara on Sunday. AS Roma remain 5th in Serie A standings. Roma takes on relegation-threatened Siena on Sunday.

SPAIN

Carlos Bocanega was not on the roster for Racing Santander’s 4-1 defeat to Barcelona B on Sunday. He is still recovering from a hamstring injury he sustained during the U.S. soccer team’s friendly against Russia. Bocanegra is expected to miss six weeks of action, which will sideline him until early 2013. Racing sits at 17th in standings hovering two points from the bottom of the table.

Oguchi Onyewu was an unused sub in Malaga CF’s 4-0 victory over Valencia on Saturday. With the win the team moves to 4th in standings.  Malaga travels to Getafe on Saturday.

 GERMANY

Steve Cherundolo and Hannover 96 played to a 5-0 loss to first-place Bayern Munich on Saturday. Hannover moves down a spot to eighth in the league. Hannover host SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Tuesday before taking on Mainz on Saturday.

Jermaine Jones picked up a yellow card in Schalke 04?s 1-1 draw to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Schalke play Hamburg on Tuesday, and then host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday. Schalke now move to third in the league.

Fabian Johnson scored Hoffenheim’s lone goal of the night in their 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. The goal is Johnson’s third of the season. Danny Williams was a used sub in the game. Hoffenheim sit just above the drop zone in 16th place. The duo takes on Timmy Chandler and Nurnberg on Wednesday before hosting Bremen on Sunday.

Timmy Chandler went 90 minutes in FC Nurnberg’s scoreless draw against SpVgg Greuther Furth on Saturday. Chandler and his team travel to Leverkusen on Saturday. Nurnberg moves out the relegation zone with 13 points.

NETHERLANDS

Jozy Altidore and AZ Alkmaar played to a 2-0 defeat against Feyenoord Rotterdam on Sunday. AZ stands at 12th in league standings and travel to on FC Utrecht on Sunday.

DENMARK

Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjaelland lost 1-0 to Esbjerg on Sunday. Parkhurst and his team move up to 2nd in the league. The team hosts Brondby and Clarence Goodson on Sunday.

Charlie Davies played eight minutes for Randers FC before picking up a red card in the 1-0 to Aalborg BK. Aalborg takes on first-place Copenhagen on Sunday.

BELGIUM

Sacha Kljestan picked up a yellow card in RSC Anderlecht’s 4-1 win over Germinal Beerschot on Saturday. Anderlecht remains at the top of the table with 37 points. They take on Cercle Brugg on Saturday in their last league game of the year before the winter break.

MEXICO

Jose Torres was officially transferred to Tigres UANL from Pachuca last Friday. After spending six years with Pachucha, Torres will now join former USMNT. Torres will begin competition with Tigres beginning in early 2013.

Edgar Castillo and Joe Corona led their team to a historic win against Leon to advance to Liga MX finals. With the 3-0 win on Sunday the team advances to finals 3-2 aggregate over Leon in semifinals. The Xolos play the first leg of the final on Thursday.

 

Letty Salamanca

Freelance writer. Follow me on Twitter: @LettyAS

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