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Dempsey, Friedel help Tottenham to rare road victory at Manchester United.

Johnson, Williams find net for Hoffenheim in 3-1 win over Hannover, Cherundolo.

Altidore score three, assists another, leading Alkmaar to 4-0 victory over Roda.

Boyd scores three more, leads Rapid Wien to pair of victories.

Friedel's EPL record streak might be at risk with Spurs' acquisition of Lloris.

Liverpool deal dashed, Fulham sends Dempsey to Tottenham Hotspur; Onyewu, Bocanegra move.

Bradley's strong start at Roma is hampered by thigh injury.

Unexpectedly, Edu winds up at Stoke City, where he joins Cameron in EPL.

Altidore scores two goals again, AZ wins first 3-1 over Almelo.

Dempsey is in limbo with Fulham, eyeing move to Liverpool.

Altidore records pair of goals, Alkmaar ties Ajax 2-2.

Granted a work permit, Cameron finalizes to EPL's Stoke City.

Boyd scores two, assists one for Rapid Wien to help opening victory.

Guzan signs 3-year deal with Aston Villa, will compete for starter's job.

Cameron to move from Houston to Stoke City of EPL, pending work permit.

Bradley moves up in Italian Serie A to AS Roma.

Boyd moves from Dortmund to Rapid Vienna on three-year-deal.

Training injury sends Dempsey to sideline for end of record season.

Nearing 41, Friedel excels, continues to fuel Tottenham Champions League hopes.

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Americans Abroad

Friedel sees his record streak end as Lloris replaces him in Spurs net.

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

(Wednesday, October 10, 2012) -- American goalkeeper Brad Friedel's unprecedented run of 310 consecutive Premier League starts came to an end Sunday after Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas sat him and inserted French national keeper Hugo Lloris into a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.

Friedel's place in Spurs' net has been under constant threat since Portuguese Villas-Boas signed Lloris, 26, on a transfer from Lyon for $12.6 million on the final day of the summer transfer period. In addition to being France's national-team captain, Lloris was France's Ligue 1 "Goalkeeper of the Year" for the past four years and is widely considered among the top keepers in the world.

Friedel, 41, who was Spurs' oldest player ever, had continued to start league matches with Lloris playing in Cup matches until Sunday.

Friedel has played well for Tottenham this season with a really standout performance against Norwich City last month. But Villas-Boas has been under tremendous pressure to play Lloris, in no small part to justify the multi-million-dollar outlay to acquire him.

After Lloris' clean sheet, Villas-Boas said that Friedel took the decision well. "Brad obviously was disappointed with the decision, but accepted it like the good professional he is," he said.

At the same time, Villas-Boas denied that Lloris is now his first-choice keeper for the rest of the campaign. "We spoke among the staff this week about it and we thought it was logical to let Hugo come into a Premier League game because he can't just play in the Europa League," he said.


Robert Wagman is SoccerTimes senior correspondent.

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