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U.S. Euro Update

*Clint Dempsey scores in the sixth minute, putting away a deflection, and compatriots Kasey Keller and Carlos Bocanegra play 90 in Fulham's 2-1 loss at Aston Villa.

*DaMarcus Beasley scores for Rangers, a 52nd-minute strike from short distance during a 2-1 victory at Kilmarnock.

*Keepers Tim Howard and Brad Friedel face each other during a 1-1 tie between Everton and Blackburn.

*Marcus Hahnemann yields three goals and Bobby Convey plays the final 27 minutes in Reading's 3-0 loss at Bolton.

*Eddie Lewis goes 73 minutes and Benny Feilhaber does not play in Derby's 2-1 loss to visiting Birmingham.

*Steve Cherundolo lasts all 90 in Hanover's 3-0 road loss to Bayern Munich.

*Jonathan Spector does not play in West Ham's 1-1 tie with Wigan.

*Freddy Adu is on the game-day roster for Benfica against Guimaraes but does not play.

*Oguchi Onyewu plays 90 for unbeaten Standard Liege in a 4-0 triumph over Roeselare.

By Steve Goff  |  August 25, 2007; 3:05 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Not a good day for results - any sense of the quality of performances?

Posted by: rb | August 25, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Keller had 7 saves, and 1 of the 2 goals he let in was an own goal from his own team, so not a bad start for only joining the team a few days ago.

Posted by: akman | August 25, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Keller was better than good for Fulham, and I thought Boca played extremely well. Fulham can't seem to control the ball at all after starting fairly well. Clint created a few nice chances with some clever touches, but then, like the rest of the Fulham attack, disappeared the second half, other than to nicely help out on defense.

As soon as Fulham would clear, the ball would be coming right back within 10 seconds. Bad spot for a defender and a keeper to be in. I can't see them staying up.

Friedel and Howard both made some nice saves, although I missed more of this game than I saw.

Posted by: JkR | August 25, 2007 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Cherundolo was the best player for Hannover today, but this season Bayern is the greatest show on earth and can't be stopped.

Posted by: FCB in DC | August 25, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Freddy does not play again as Benfica ties again (0-0).

Posted by: AlbertHall | August 25, 2007 5:10 PM | Report abuse

You can't put much blame on Hahnemann, Reading seemed unable to keep track of Anelka

Posted by: CD | August 25, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Our keepers are solid. Glad to see Dempsey get one. I really hope Fulham can stay up. Nice to have Lewis back in the big leagues. I'd also love to see Feilhaber on the field. Hopefully Convey can get fit. I'm really hoping Adu makes the most of his chances when he gets in there, would love to see him succeed. Here's for rooting for our Yanks.

Posted by: Sean G | August 25, 2007 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see Bobby Convey make it back to the field. I am concerned about his playing time as I thought Hunt took his spot and he really drives a lot of their offense. Who does Bobby need to beat to get a starting spot at this time?

Posted by: JMR | August 26, 2007 7:04 AM | Report abuse

I can see Seol losing his starting spot at Reading, either through indifferent form or transfer. Hunt can play either side, opening a spot for Bobbinho.

Posted by: JkR | August 26, 2007 7:55 AM | Report abuse

Also appears from game reports that Eddie assisted on Derby's lone goal.

Posted by: couchtoast | August 26, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

Yup, there's just no hope of stopping the Reds this season. :) Cherundolo was excellent against Bayern and one of the few Hanover players to play a clean game (6 yellows to Hanover).

Posted by: Ribery's Golden Touch | August 26, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse


I really like this U.S. Euro update; keeps us up-to-date of our players abroad. I hope this can continue on a semi-regular basis.

keep up the good work and enjoy your much deserved break.

Posted by: J-Mart | August 27, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

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