Clint Dempsey was once again the story for Americans scoring abroad. While other National Teamers got on the score sheet, Dempsey had two goals in Fulham's 3-0 shutout of Bolton. Dempsey opened the scoring in the 30th minute from a free kick, scoring again in the 45th. Mahamadou Diarra finished off the goals in the 80th minute with Mark Schwarzer picking up the shutout. Tim Ream started for Bolton.
Speaking of Dempsey, Fulham manager Martin Jol said: "He will always be on the end of things, like he was for his second goal, because he's always eager to score. With Andrew Johnson and Pavel Pogrebnyak unavailable he was our only solution today. If you consider that he's scored most of his goals from a wide position this season it's quite amazing how many goals he's scored."
In Serie A, Michael Bradley opened the scoring six minutes in for Chievo, beating Catania 3-2. Catania's Nicolas Spolli was red carded in the 19th minute. Sergio Pellissier converted the ensuing penalty to double Chievo's lead, but an own goal made it 2-1 in the 32nd. Alberto Paloschi scored for Chievo in the 50th, with Catania getting their first goal from the run of play five minutes from time.
Primera Division, and DaMarcus Beasley scored the opener for Puebla, beating Toluca 2-1. Toluca took the lead in the 31st minute, with Beasley equalizing in the 51st. Aaron Padilla scored the winner in the 82nd. Toluca's Nestor Calderon was sent off in stoppage time. Also on Sunday, Jose Francisco Torres assisted on Felix Borja's 79th minute goal for Pachuca in a 1-0 win over UNAM Pumas. The day before, Michael Orozco started for San Luis, losing 3-2 to Jaguares. Edgar Castillo started for Tijuana, beating Atlante 2-1.
Belgium, and Sacha Kljestan went the distance for Anderlecht in a 0-0 draw with Standard Liege in the Belgian playoffs. Anderlecht still lead the weighted playoff table. Mix Diskerud subbed on in the 19th minute for KAA Gent in a 2-0 playoff loss to Genk. In Denmark, Michael Parkhurst's Nordsjaelland drew 1-1 with Midtjylland.
Germany, and Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams both got the start for Hoffenheim, beating Kaiserslautern 2-1 at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion. Hoffenheim opened the scoring in the 26th minute from the penalty spot and Boris Vukcevic made it 2-0 in the 71st. Kaiserslautern pulled a goal back four minutes from time. Timmy Chandler and Nurnberg drew 2-2 with Freiburg after Nurnberg led by two goals.
Premier League, and Tim Howard was in goal for Everton's 2-2 draw with Norwich. Everton gave up the lead twice, with Nikica Jelavic scoring both goals. Eric Lichaj got the start with Aston Villa picking up a point after drawing 1-1 against Liverpool. Villa led from the 10th minute when Chris Herd scored, but Liverpool equalized in the 82nd. A league down, Robbie Rogers subbed on in the 85th minute for Leeds United, losing 2-0 to Reading. A league below that, Frank Simek took his usual place in Carlisle's lineup for a 1-1 draw against Wycombe.
Scotland, and Carlos Bocanegra and Maurice Edu got the start in a 3-1 win over St Mirren. Lee McCulloch got a goal in the opening minute in a game where Rangers missed two penalties. Bocanegra was yellow carded in the 43rd minute.
Did Not Play: Herculez Gomez (Santos Laguna 1 - U.A.G. 1), Jonathan Bornstein (Tigres 0 - Monterrey 2), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 3 - Hannover 0), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 0 - Schalke 3), David Yelldell (Bayer Leverkusen 1 - Hamburg 1), Luis Robles (Karlsruher 0 - VfL Bochum 0), Charlie Davies (Sochaux 1 - Montpellier 2), Chris Rolfe (AaB 3- Silkeborg 1), Zak Whitbread (Norwich 2 - Everton 2), Brad Guzan (Villa 1 - Liverpool 1), Dominic Cervi (Celtic 6 - Kilmarnock 0), Alejandro Bedoya (Rangers 3 - St Mirren 1)