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Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-0 win at Fulham
Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Newcastle
Brad Guzan in 18 but didn't play in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Newcastle
Troy Perkins 90 in Valerenga's 1-0 win over Strømsgodset
Luis Robles 90 in Kaiserslautern's 4-3 loss at Freiburg
Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Standard Liege's 1-0 win over Anderlecht
(Liege wins Belgian title on 2-1 aggregate)
Carlos Bocanegra 90 in Rennes' 3-1 over Lorient
Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 2-1 win over Middlesbrough
Danny Califf 90 in Midtjylland's 1-1 tie with Odense
Michael Parkhurst 17 in Nordsjaelland's 3-2 win at Horsens
Zak Whitbread 90 in Millwall's 3-2 loss to Scunthorpe
Clarence Goodson 90 (goal) in Start's 4-0 win over Bodø-Glimt
Hunter Freeman 90 in Start's 4-0 win over Bodø-Glimt
Marco Vidal 90 in Indios' 3-2 win at Pachuca
(Pachuca advances to Mexican finals on 4-3 aggregate)

Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 2-0 loss to Everton
Maurice Edu 90 in Glasgow Rangers' 3-0 win at Dundee United
(Rangers wins Scottish title)
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 1-1 tie with Dortmund
Jose Francisco Torres 72 in Pachuca's 3-2 loss to Indios
(Pachuca advances to Mexican finals on 4-3 aggregate)
Jeremiah White 90 in Aarhus' 1-0 win over Brondby
Benny Feilhaber 66 in Aarhus' 1-0 win over Brondby
Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro vs. Brommapojkarna on Monday
Marcus Tracy 79 in Aalborg's 1-1 tie with Sonderjyske
Matt Taylor in 18 but didn't play in Koblenz's 4-0 loss at Ingolstadt

By Steve Goff  |  May 24, 2009; 4:58 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Its nice to see lots of American playing lots of minutes and getting wins even if it is late in the season and most of the games where meaningless.

Posted by: nyjer1 | May 24, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

rangers won title, moenchengladbach avoided the drop, fulham was playing for a spot in europe, aston villa sent newcastle to the championship, liège won the belgian title... lots of meaning!

Posted by: hogmesh | May 24, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Gooch for winning the Belgian league title.

Anybody know how many American players have won top division league titles in Europe? Or even second or third division titles in the larger countries?

Posted by: SSMD1 | May 24, 2009 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Convey and Hanemann were part of of Reading that won the Championship and were promoted in 2005-2006

Posted by: oranjebleeder | May 24, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

What a way for Newcastle to take the drop...on an own goal.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | May 24, 2009 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Teehee. My Sc*nthorpe comment got "held for approval"!!

Posted by: GreenbeltUnited | May 24, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Gotta think Goodson is on the move in August. His team Start gets promoted last year and he's POY league-wide. This year he's rated 4th, 7th & 9th (among all players) in the Tipp by the three leading media sources and the #1 defender. He has his team solidly in 2nd place after 11 matches when all the expects thought they would be relegated. Today he scores his second goal and leads the defense to their 3rd shutout. He needs to be in a higher league...Germany??

Posted by: euroman | May 24, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Rangers won the title. Wow. They had and always have a 50% chance.

Posted by: Reignking | May 24, 2009 10:35 PM | Report abuse

This was a big day.

Edu will be viewed as that player that was part of the winning run.

Onyewu, sounds like, ruled the defense. He should find himself a Better club for next season, although it might bite to him in the ass to have a rocky season pre-world cup.

Bradley ensures that he is, at Least, playing for a Bundesliga club, and turing heads.

Spector goes 90. Are the planets aligned tonight?

Also... Damian Duff, how far has he fallen. You gotta love when the lethargic teams boosted by only capital go down. Boro and Newcastle will not be missed.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | May 24, 2009 11:55 PM | Report abuse

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1865

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | May 25, 2009 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Someone already pointed out in one of the previews threads that Onyewu should not move to mid or lower prem clubs where he will have to fight to stay up. I 100% agree with that post. Why should he move when he will be playing champions league football next season. More I watched more I realized that premier league is so over rated other than big four.
Edu will likely be in the line up for champions league player next year since he seemed to picked up a lot of playing time lately.
Best league in the world I found is Bundesliga where every team is competitive and anyone can win the title. Three years, three different teams winning the title but with every breath of fight to the last minute. Not to mention fan base. Their games are filled with colorful fans every single home team not just buyern unlike in england.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 25, 2009 9:21 AM | Report abuse

"Alejandro Bedoya and Orebro vs. Brommapojkarna on Monday"

What?! I thought we had agreed to an Insider-wide shunning, plus that other guy.

Posted by: Josh8 | May 25, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

I don't think you can consider the Bundesliga--or any league--the best just because of competitive balance, especially if their teams are not performing well in European competitions. (A mediocre Bremen in Uefa Cup final aside.)

I'll still take watching an English or Spanish top-league match over any others, regardless of the teams involved.

Posted by: JayW4 | May 25, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

"Best league in the world I found is Bundesliga where every team is competitive and anyone can win the title."

You could use that argument to say that MLS is the best in the world too. It would be equally ridiculous.
If Gooch goes to a low level Premiership team, he'll have a good chance of being an everyday player. An everyday player that will be playing against the best players in the world...which is how you get better.

Posted by: icehippo | May 25, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Burnley could use Gooch...he would look good in claret and blue.

Posted by: fischy | May 25, 2009 12:22 PM | Report abuse

No-one looks good in claret and blue. It's a horrible combination.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | May 25, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

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