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American Exports: Brad Guzan, Aston Villa rout Sunderland to move closer to EPL survival

Exports: Guzan, Villa closer to EPL survival after 6-1 rout of Sunderland
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AMSTERDAM – Brad Guzan and Aston Villa posted their biggest victory in more than five years on Monday, moving to the brink of clinching Premier League survival with a 6-1 rout of visiting Sunderland.

In part thanks to a second-half hat trick by Christian Benteke, the US netminder required only one save to log his fourth victory in the last seven games.

American Exports: Tim Howard's clean sheet keeps Everton's Champions League hopes alive

Exports: Howard helps keep Everton's Champions League hopes alive
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Tim Howard

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AMSTERDAM – Tim Howard and Everton stayed in with a shot at Champions League ball by blanking guests Fulham 1-0 on Saturday.

The US netminder did not require so much as a single save to post his third straight shutout victory at Goodison Park. The result tentatively pulled the sixth-place Toffees to within three points of the EPL's last Champions League berth.

American Exports: European spots up for grabs for Sacha Kljestan, Michael Bradley, others

Exports: Kljestan, Bradley & more can secure European places
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Sacha Kljestan with Anderlecht

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AMSTERDAM – The weekend menu offers several key clashes in the race for Europe involving Americans, with Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht aiming to regain the Belgian penthouse in an away derby. All times listed in ET.

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Tim Howard – Everton vs. Fulham (Saturday, 10 am on Fox Soccer Plus)

American Exports: Brad Guzan helpless as Robin van Persie hat trick wins EPL title for Manchester United

Exports: Guzan helpless as brilliant van Persie clinches EPL title for Man. United
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There was little Brad Guzan could do to stop Robin van Persie and Manchester United’s march to a 20th league title on Monday.

Behind a first-half hat trick from the star Dutch striker, Guzan and his Aston Villa side found themselves on the painful end of a victory lap as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men celebrated a 3-0 win at Old Trafford that clinched the English Premier League title, Ferguson’s 13th as United manager.

American Exports: Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel chase Champions League spot vs. Manchester City

Exports: Man. City stand between Spurs' Yanks and Champs League spot
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Clint Dempsey celebrates his goal vs. Basel

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STUTTGART, Germany – The chase for Champions League berths takes focus on the weekend card involving American exports, including Tottenham ace Clint Dempsey's crack at breaking a personal win drought against Manchester City. All times listed in ET.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Clint Dempsey, Brad Friedel – Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City (Sunday, 8:30 a.m.)

American Exports: Alejandro Bedoya continues offensive surge in new No. 10 role

Exports: Bedoya continues to find success in No. 10 role
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Alejandro Bedoya in action for Helsingborg

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STUTTGART, Germany – Alejandro Bedoya's offensive surge continued on Thursday, with the Helsingborg playmaker notching a goal and an assist in a 4-1 cruise through Norrköping.

Just after the break, the US international bagged the away side's third of the evening by firing home off the post from beyond the area. Then, at the hour mark, Bedoya sent Mattias Lindström in alone for the final HIF strike.

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American Exports: Tim Howard posts first clean sheet at Arsenal as Everton draw

Exports: Howard throws first clean sheet at Arsenal; Holden goes 60 for Wednesday
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AMSTERDAM – Tim Howard posted his first shutout at Arsenal on Tuesday, ably backstopping Everton to a 0-0 draw.

The US star needed only two saves, the best coming near halftime to deny Santi Cazorla from point-blank range. Despite extending their EPL unbeaten streak to six games, the Toffees did miss a chance to pull level on points with Chelsea and Tottenham for the fourth and final Champions League berth.

Report: Summer transfer expected for Jozy Altidore, but USMNT star is "in no rush to jump ship"

Report: Summer transfer expected for AZ goal king Altidore
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Jozy Altidore of AZ Alkmaar

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US national team star Jozy Altidore opened up about his sensational club season – and his increasingly likely prospects of a lucrative summer transfer – in a conversation with Yanks-Abroad.com this week.

Sporting Kansas City waiting to hear if Norwich City want to make Kei Kamara loan permanent

Sporting KC waiting to see if Norwich City plan on keeping Kamara
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With just three weeks left in Kei Kamara's loan to Norwich City, Sporting Kansas City are still waiting to hear whether the Premier League side wants to keep the forward in England or let him return to MLS.

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