Terrence Boyd’s 12th goal in the Austrian Bundesliga came in the 66th minute and gave his squad a slim 1-0 lead. Although Wacker Innsbruck equalized, leaving the match knotted at 1-1, Boyd’s impressive showing was on full display. The striker now has 16 goals in all competitions in a breakout season.
Guzan effective as Villains win
Brad Guzan played well in goal on Saturday, making two saves as Aston Villa continued its strong run, outclassing Stoke City 3-1 on the road. The 'keeper did well to stop a Ryan Shotton attempt and wasn’t troubled much as most of Stoke’s attack went off target. The win keeps Villa three points clear of the relegation zone.
Friedel and Dempsey both suit up for Spurs
Brad Friedel started on Thursday, making five saves but allowing two goals as Spurs drew 2-2 with FC Basel in Europa League action. The first leg was not a kind one for the London club as it went down 2-0 before salvaging a 2-2 draw at home. Clint Dempsey played the final 27 minutes and attempted one shot but it was off target. Spurs now face an uphill battle in Switzerland for the second leg.
On Sunday, Hugo Loris replaced Friedel in goal and conceded two goals in a 2-2 draw with Everton. Clint Dempsey started and played the entire contest. The midfielder received a yellow card late for diving but did take several shots and tested fellow U.S. international Tim Howard on one occasion. The point keeps Spurs in the top four.
Howard sharp until bitter end
Tim Howard had a solid game on Sunday, making five saves, but in the 87th minute, Gylfi Sigurdsson tallied a huge equalizer for Spurs. Earlier in the match, Howard did well to stop attempts from Dempsey, Sigurdsson, and Mousa Dembélé.
Altidore scoreless in draw
Jozy Altidore started on Sunday and played okay as AZ Alkmaar drew 1-1 with NEC Nijmegen. The striker has failed to score in his last two domestic contests.
Jones still out with injury
Jermaine Jones, still out with an ankle injury, missed Saturday’s match as Schalke defeated Werder Bremen, 2-0.
Cameron starts in loss
Geoff Cameron started and played the entire contest as Stoke were defeated at home against Aston Villa. Brek Shea did not dress. Having lost five of its last six, Stoke is now in a relegation battle, sitting just four points away from the drop zone.
New boss and Johnson help TSG bag win
Fabian Johnson started and Williams was not available as TSG got off to a winning start under new coach Markus Gisdol, defeating Fortuna Düsseldorf, 3-0. Johnson was solid in defense and was involved a quite a few tackles during the contest.
Chandler plays well in victory
Timothy Chandler started and played the entire contest on Sunday, testing the keeper one time as Nurnberg defeated Mianz, 2-1. The win propelled the club into the top half of the Bundesliga.