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McBride scores, but Fulham loses lead, ties Leicester in FA Cup.

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Fulham acquires Dempsey, applies for work permit; Bocanegra, McBride help Cottagers draw Chelsea 2-2.

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Americans Abroad

Hahnemann is ranked No. 1 among Premier League goalkeepers.

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

(Monday, March 20, 2007) -- Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, a reserve who saw no action for the disappointing United States 2006 World Cup team, is the highest rated goalkeeper in the English Premier League, according the current Actim Index.

Three of the top seven keepers in the Premier League are Americans as judged by Actim, a complex statistical calculation produced by PA Sport to rank players in the English Premier League and separately the second-tier League Championship.

With 396 points, Hahnemann also was ranked 17th among all Premier League players. Everton's Tim Howard was ranked fifth among keepers, his 374 points placing him 27th among all players. Brad Friedel of Blackburn Rovers was seventh with 352 points, in a three-way tie for 37th in the EPL Top 100.

Fulham striker Brian McBride was the only American field player in the Top 100 at No. 41. Carlos Bocanegra, one of McBride's two American teammates on Fulham was named to the Actim "Team of the Week" after the Cottagers' 0-0 draw at Wigan Athletic Saturday. For the season, he is rated 30th among defenders and 136th overall.

After Reading's 0-0 draw at home with Portsmouth, Hahnemann moved up one spot, swapping with Manchester United's Edwin van der Saar (392 points, 18th overall).

Portsmouth's David James (382) was rated the third-best keeper and 22nd among all players, followed by Liverpool's Jose Reina (374), who was 26th overall. Arsenal Jens Lehman (362) was sixth among keepers and 33rd overall.

There are no Americans in the League Championship Top 100, though Boaz Myhill of Hull City is ranked sixth among goalkeepers and 42nd overall with 398 points. Myhill, 24, was born in Modesto, Calif., to an American father and English mother, but moved to England at age one.

Myhill joined the Aston Villa youth program at 12, but never played for the EPL club's first team. Instead he was loaned to several teams in lower divisions before being transferred to Hull in December 2003.

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

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