National Teamers Abroad: Dempsey Back for Spurs, Goal for Altidore

Tottenham Hotspur, 4th in the EPL table.

Clint Dempsey returned to action over the weekend, playing the second-half in Tottenham's 1-0 loss to Fulham.  Dempsey hasn't played in several weeks after straining his calf.  Fulham scored in the 52nd minute to beat Spurs at White Hart Lane in a London derby.  Spurs are 4th in the Premier League. 

“It’s one of those defeats you have to reflect on, the desire was there, the effort was there but things didn’t go our way," Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas said.  "Everybody is disappointed with the result. We will regroup after the international break and look to bounce back against Swansea."

Also in the Premier League, Geoff Cameron's Stoke finished 0-0 against West Brom.  Brad Guzan was in goal for Aston Villa's 3-2 win against QPR.  Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor equalized in first-half stoppage time with Andreas Weimann putting Villa up a goal in the 59th minute.  QPR equalized in the 73rd, with Christian Benteke scoring Villa's winner in the 81st minute.  In the Championship, Jonathan Spector injured his ankle in the opening minute of Birmingham City's 1-0 shutout of Middlesbrough and had to be substituted.  Nikola Zigic scored the game's only goal in the 81st minute.  In League One, Frank Simek's Carlisle United lost to Leyton Orient 4-1. 

Jozy Altidore scored in AZ's 3-2 loss to 1st-place Ajax at AFAS Stadion.  Ajax were up two goals when Markus Henriksen scored for AZ in the 47th minute.  Ajax made it 3-1 in the 59th, with Altidore scoring in the 74th minute.  AZ are 14th in the Eredivisie table. 

In Serie A, Michael Bradley subbed on in the 68th minute for Roma in a 2-0 shutout of Parma.  Francesco Totti scored Roma's second goal two minutes after Bradley subbed in.  Sacha Kljestan's Anderlecht drew 1-1 with Gent in Belgium.  Anderlecht led from a 40th minute Milan Jovanovic goal with Gent equalizing in the 83rd.  The referee booked Kljestan in the 9th minute.  This was the final game of the regular season, with Anderlecht finishing first as the Pro League moves to the playoffs.  In Austria, Terrence Boyd's Rapid Vienna drew 1-1 with Admira.  Rapid's Arald Pichler opened the scoring in the 53rd minute with Admira equalizing four minutes later.  The referee booked Boyd in the 23rd minute.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke were shutout 3-0 by Timmy Chandler's Nurnberg in the Bundesliga.  Markus Feulner opened the scoring in the 31st minute at the Grundig-Stadion with Alexander Esswein scoring in the 69th and Mike Fratz in the 87th minute.  Chandler subbed out in the 84th minute.  Danny Williams and Hoffenheim finished 0-0 with Mainz. 

In Norway, Josh Gatt's Molde lost 2-1 to Viking as the 2013 Eliteserien season kicks off.  Molde led from a 9th minute Mattias Mostrom goal, but Viking were level by the 31st and scored their winner in the 57th minute. Mix Diskerud's Rosenborg shutout Odd 1-0 on a 71st minute Mike Jensen goal.  In Denmark, Clarence Goodson's Brondby drew 1-1 with Midtjylland.  Brondby's Quincy Antipas opened the scoring in the 41st minute with Midtjylland equalizing in the 49th.  The referee booked Goodson in the 74th minute.  Charlie Davies subbed on in stoppage time for Randers 1-0 shutout of Silkeborg.  Ronnie Schwartz scored in the 7th minute. 

Liga MX, and Joe Corona subbed on in the 71st minute for Tijuana's 2-2 draw with Monterrey.  Tijuana's Francisco Martinez opened the scoring in the 26th minute at Estadio Caliente, with Monterrey equalizing in the 31st and taking the lead three minutes later.  Dubier Riascos equalized in the 87th minute.  DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco started for Puebla in their 2-1 loss to Pachuca.  Puebla's Diego de Buen opened the scoring in the 27th minute with Pachuca equalizing in the 89th and scoring their winner in stoppage time.  The referee booked Beasley in the 74th minute.  Jose Torres subbed out in the 82nd minute for Tigres, drawing 1-1 with Chivas.  Herculez Gomez's Santos Laguna beat Atlas 2-1 at Estadio Jalisco.  Atlas opened the scoring in the 63rd minute from an own-goal with Santos equalizing in the 79th and Carlos Quintero scoring their winner in the 89th minute.  The referee booked Gomez in the 23rd minute.

Did Not Play: Brad Friedel (Spurs 1 - Fulham 0), Brek Shea (Stoke 0 - WBA 0), Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa 3 - QPR 2), Zak Whitbread (Leicester City 1 - Derby County 2), Tim Ream and Stuart Holden (Bolton 0 - Ipswich Town 1), Oguchi Onyewu (Malaga 0 - Espanyol 2), Carlos Bocanegra (Racing Santander 1 - Xerez 1), Michael Parkhurst (Augsburg 1 - Hamburg 0), David Yelldell (Bayer Leverkusen 1 - Bayern Munich 2), Jonathan Bornstein (Tigres 1 - Chivas 1)

Injured: Tim Howard (Everton 2 - Manchester City 0), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim 0 - Mainz 0), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 0 - 'Gladbach 1), Edgar Castillo (Tijuana 2 - Monterrey 2)

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