A Bad Weekend for American Goalkeepers in England

November 28, 2010 — by Suman

Americans Tim Howard and Brad Friedel–generally considered among the stronger goalkeepers in the Premier League–had weekends to forget, as each gave up four goals Saturday in front of their home fans.

Howard’s Everton side lost at home to West Brom 4-1, while Friedel’s Aston Villa side lost 4-2, also at home, to Arsenal:

Video: PL Highlights: Everton/West Brom

Video: PL Highlights: Aston Villa/Arsenal

A much better performance and result for another American abroad in England: midfielder Clint Dempsey continued his strong play and scoring for Fulham, getting the equalizer for them against Birmingham City. Dempsey is playing aggressively and with confidence–watch the way he wins the header for the goal, and follows that up with a cracker that almost goes in for a 2nd goal, if not for a great save by the Birmingham ‘keeper:

<a href=";from=IV2_en-us_foxsports_videocentral_player" target="_new" title="PL Highlights: Fulham/B&#39;ham">Video: PL Highlights: Fulham/B&#39;ham</a>