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Beasley Gets the Final Word

U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, in his second start with new club Glasgow Rangers, scored in the 81st minute for a 1-0 victory over Zeta in Montenegro, capping a 3-0 aggregate triumph and sending the Scottish club to the third round of Champions League qualifying. Beasley, however, had to endure what reporters at the stadium described as monkey chants from the home crowd.

"I heard the chants," he told the Rangers Web site. "I can't believe that racist abuse is still in football. People can come to a match and boo and jeer but the racist thing just has to get out of football. It sickens me to hear these chants but when you are on the pitch you have to try to blank it out. It degrades the game for everyone."

Meantime, Bobby Convey continued his return from a knee injury by scoring on a 25-yard free kick during Reading's 1-0 victory over Queen's Park Rangers in a closed-door scrimmage. Reading will begin its second Premiership season this weekend at Manchester United.

By Steve Goff  |  August 7, 2007; 6:58 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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