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Convey assists one goal, sets up another as Reading rolls with 5-2 decision over Cardiff.

Cherundolo, Casey meet; Hannover draws 0-0 with FC Mainz.

McBride goal and possible Fulham road win wash away.

McBride goal and possible Fulham road win wash away.

Rossi's 29th goal leads Man. U. reserves' 6-0 rout of City, title hopes..

Watford, Leeds lose ground in their pursuit of promotion.

Keller's strong game helps G'ladbach post 2-1 win over Dortmund.

McBride can't help Fulham from falling 3-1 to Portsmouth; Bocanegra ails.

Cherundolo could be leaving Germany for EPL's Bolton.

Casey scores first goal of season, FSV Mainz draws Hertha 2-2.

Friedel, Blackburn edge Sunderland 1-0, continue to rise in Premier League.

Convey, Hahnemann help Reading draw with Leicester, secure promotion.

Reyna is out 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury; Beasley is hurt.

DeMerit aids Watford climb to third in English League Championship.

Convey goal allows Reading to draw 1-1 with Wolverhampton.

With ailing McBride going 90 minutes, Fulham snaps losing streak, stuns Arsenal 1-0.

Cherundolo's chip helps Hannover 96 to 1-0 win over Colgne.

Friedel makes six saves, Blackburn blanks Aston Villa 2-0.

Lewis goal in 90th minute gives Leeds 2-2 draw with Norwich.

  • Controversial goal diverts Rovers' run to European play.

    Americans Abroad

    Keller, G'ladbach see UEFA Cup hopes fade away.

    By Robert Wagman (in Washington, D.C.)
    and Gary Davidson (in Washington, D.C.)
    SoccerTimes

    (Sunday, April 16, 2006) -- United States goalkeeper Kasey Keller and Borussia Mönchengladbach saw their hopes of playing in next season's UEFA Cup pretty much dashed yesterday following a 2-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen in the German Bundesliga.

    Before last weekend, Mönchengladbach had fairly realistic hopes of climbing to fifth place and the attendant berth in Europe's second-tier tournament. After two straight losses, little chance remains. With four matches left, G'ladbach is 9-11-10 with 37 points, in a three-way tie for ninth place and seven points behind Leverkusen (12-10-8) and Hertha Berlin (11-8-11), who are in a battle for fifth with 44 points apiece.

    Defensive miscues did G'ladbach in with Simon Rolfes scoring both Leverkusen goals, including the winner in the 84th minute.

    Rolfes made it 1-0 in the 11th minute when Dimitar Berbatov stole the ball from Ze Antonio slid it to Rolfes who shot under a stranded Keller.

    After Oliver Neuville pulled G'ladbach even in the 48th minute, Paul Freier caused another turnover and fed Rolfes for the decisive tally.

    U.S. defender Steve Cherundolo set up the first goal for Hannover 96, which got off to a flying start, but drew 3-3 with Vfb Stuttgart today.

    Hannover was ahead 2-0 when Altin Lala picked up his second yellow card and was sent off in the 37th minute.

    Hannover (7-8-14, 35 points) is in 12th place.

    U.S. striker Conor Casey came off the bench in the 67 th minute for 1. FSV Mainz 05, which drew 0-0 with Eintracht Frankfurt in a battle of relegation-threatened clubs.

    Casey had two scoring chances near the end, but could not convert. Mainz (7-14-9, 30) is tied with Wolfsburg (6-12-12) for 14th place, both one spot and three points above the relegation zone.


    On the last day of the Eredivisie in the Netherlands, ADO Den Haag lost 2-0 today at Sparta Rotterdam, but avoided relegation when PSV Eindhoven blasted NAC Breda 6-2.

    U.S. defender Cory Gibbs went the distance for ADO which finished 10-19-5 with 35 points, two more than Breda (8-17-9), which was one of three teams demoted.

    On Wednesday, ADO defeated RBC Roosendaal 2-1 on an 80th-minute penalty kick by Roy Stroeve. Gibbs twinged a hamstring in the first half and came out at intermission.

    U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley went 56 minutes for Eredivisie champion PSV before being replaced by Roy Beerens in a tense 1-1 draw Wednesday with Feyenoord Rotterdam

    Today, Beasley went the distance and contributed to three of the goals in the rout at Breda.

    PSV finished 26-2-6 with 84 points, 10 points more than runnerup AZ Alkmaar (23-6-5).

    American midfielder Michael Bradley made his first start for Heerenveen's first team in a 4-2 loss to AZ.


    In Belgium, American Oguchi Onyewu was in the center of defense for host Standard de Liège which held onto first place in the Jupiler League by defeating FC Brussels 1-0 today.

    With three games to go in the season, Standard (19-5-7, 64) is one point ahead of Anderlecht (18-4-9) which demolished visiting Westerlo 5-0 yesterday.


    In France's Ligue 2, American striker Jeremiah White scored his second goal of the season in the 85th minute to ice FC Gueugnon's 2-0 victory over FC Bastia, which had its promotion hopes dealt a blow.

    Gueugnon (10-10-14) is one of three teams tied for ninth place with 44 points. Bastia (16-10-8, 56), which once employed American defender Greg Vanney (2002-05), is in fifth place, two points behind third place which brings promotion back to Ligue 1.

    White, 24, who was a standout for four years at Wake Forest University, is completing the first year of a two-year pact with Gueugnon. He briefly played in Serbia and Greece before moving to France.

    Robert Wagman is SoccerTimes senior correspondent. Gary Davidson is SoccerTimes publisher and managing editor.

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