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Howard, Donovan go down with Everton, eliminated from FA Cup.

Dempsey avoids surgery, his World Cup hopes remain intact.

Donovan is impressive, helping Everton draw with Arsenal in his debut.

Busy Dempsey continues to make his mark with Fulham.

Adu joins Johnson as loan acquisitions by Aris of Greece.

Friedel posts three more shutouts as Aston Villa climbs in English Premier League.

Beasley finally gets starts and he responds for Rangers in big way.

Howard stops penalty kick, rallies slumping Everton to victory, draw.

Dempsey finds net twice, Fulham blanks Blackburn 3-0 in EPL.

Setback in recovery from shin injury casts doubt on Jones joining U.S. team.

Dempsey runs his EPL scoring streak to three games, helping Fulham tie Wigan 1-1.

Mönchengladbach, Bradley experience improved play in Bundesliga.

Dempsey regains scoring touch, helps Fulham drop Liverpool.

Davies improves, but faces several surgeries, long road back.

Dempsey, injured in England, will miss at least one U.S. qualifier.

Injury problems continue for DeMerit who hurts eye in accident.

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Americans Abroad

Donovan scores first, sparks Everton past Sunderland in Premier League.

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

(Wednesday, January 27, 2010) -- United States men's captain Landon Donovan scored his first English Premier League goal today, finding net in the 19th minute to lead Everton to a 2-0 decision over visiting Sunderland.

Playing the right midfield, Donovan controlled a ball headed into the box from the right post by striker Tim Cahill, who had received a long cross from the left flank. Donovan used one touch to advance the ball and calmly fired his tally shot from around the penalty spot into the bottom right of net, under goalkeeper Craig Gordon for a 1-0 lead.

Donovan came out in 75th minute, replaced by Mikel Arteta as was the case Saturday when Everton was eliminated in the fourth round of the FA Cup 2-1 by Birmingham City.

Tim Howard was one of three American keepers to earn clean sheets in the Premier League during midweek action. Howard made three saves for Everton, including a dandy denying Kenwyne Jones 90 seconds into stoppage time.

U.S. keeper Marcus Hahnemann was solid for host Wolverhampton, which surprised fifth-place Liverpool with a 0-0 draw last night in what was generally a lackluster match at Molineux Stadium. Wolves are only goal differential above the relegation zone.

Hahnemann made a nice effort, backpedaling furiously and swatting a shot from Alberto Riera away.

U.S. keeper Brad Friedel made three saves for Aston Villa in blanking visiting Arsenal tonight in a 0-0 tie at Villa Park. Friedel's best effort came in the first half when he went down to his right to parry away a dipping drive from the edge of the penalty area by Denilson.

Also in the Premier League, U.S. defender Jonathan Spector went the distance for West Ham United in a 1-1 draw last night with cellar-dwelling Portsmouth in a meeting of two teams fighting to avoid relegation. Like Wolves, West Ham is only above the relegation zone by goal differential.

In the second-tier English League Championship, American defender Frank Simek remained on the bench for Sheffield Wednesday which lost 2-0 to host Scunthorpe United.

In the third-division League One, American forward Mike Grella remained on the bench for Leeds United, which fell 3-0 last night to Swindon Town.

In Scotland tonight American midfielders Maurice Edu and DaMarcus Beasley remained sidelined with injuries for Glasgow Rangers, who defeated St Mirren 2-0. Beasley, suffering from a thigh strain, has returned to training and should be available this weekend. Edu, out with an ankle sprain, will need additional time to recover.

Robert Wagman is SoccerTimes senior correspondent.

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