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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad - May 11-12 31748868 Parting ways Parting+ways USA

The end of an era arrived at Goodison Park on Sunday. Everton boss David Moyes took charge of his final home match after 11 years at the club ahead of his summer move to Manchester United. Moyes' successful spell included more than a few opportunities for Americans Abroad. Moyes leaned on stalwart goalkeeper Tim Howard after purchasing him from United in 2007 and relied on loan signings Landon Donovan and Brian McBride to bolster his squad during his time on Merseyside. Whether Moyes plans to purchase Americans at his next gig remains uncertain, but his willingness to do so over the past decade allowed at least a couple of players to prove their Premier League class.

The end of the European season increases the number of talking points on tap for Americans Abroad. Read on to learn more about Clint Dempsey's Champions League quest, Brad Guzan's battle against the drop and Steve Cherundolo's new record at Hannover 96.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad - May 11-12 31748867 Tim Howard, Everton Tim+Howard%2C+Everton USA

Everton handed David Moyes the perfect ending to his final match in charge at Goodison Park with a 2-0 triumph over West Ham United on Sunday. Belgian international Kevin Mirallas opened the scoring after six minutes and then secured the points on the hour to ensure Moyes left victorious in his last home match in charge. Howard made two saves to collect his ninth clean sheet of the season.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad - May 11-12 31748869 Clint Dempsey, Tottenham; Geoff Cameron, Stoke Clint+Dempsey%2C+Tottenham%3B+Geoff+Cameron%2C+Stoke USA

Dempsey scored the opener to help Spurs maintain its push for a Champions League place with a 2-1 victory at Stoke City on Sunday. The U.S. captain collected his 10th goal in all competitions to restore level terms after Steven Nzonzi's third-minute opener at the Britannia. The resurgent Emmanuel Adebayor put Spurs in front – and sustained the pressure on Arsenal – with his strike seven minutes from time. Cameron (inserted for the final quarter of an hour) and Stoke could not muster a reply to claim a point.

Tottenham will control its own Champions League destiny on the final day if Arsenal fails to win against Wigan on Tuesday. If not, Spurs must defeat Sunderland at White Hart Lane and hope Arsenal fails to win at Newcastle in order to secure a top four spot.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad - May 11-12 31748870 Brad Guzan, Eric Lichaj, Aston Villa Brad+Guzan%2C+Eric+Lichaj%2C+Aston+Villa USA

Villa must lean on Arsenal to secure at least a point on Tuesday to avoid a nervy final day after a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. Guzan and Lichaj both played for the duration of the affair as the relegation-threatened side allowed Chelsea back into the match after a bright start. Frank Lampard struck twice to cancel out Christian Benteke's 14th minute opener and stop Villa from securing its Premier League status.

The scenario for Villa is simple at this stage: if Wigan fails to beat Arsenal on Tuesday, then it will play in the top flight next season. A Wigan victory in midweek means Villa will have to secure at least a point against Roberto Martinez's side to avoid the drop on Sunday.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad - May 11-12 31748871 Michael Bradley, AS Roma Michael+Bradley%2C+AS+Roma USA

Ugly scenes in the stands marred the goalless draw between Roma and Milan on Sunday. Referee Gianluca Rocchi halted play shortly before halftime after visiting Roma fans hurled racist abuse at Milan players. Play eventually continued, but both sides ended with ten men – Sulley Muntari departed four minutes before the break, while Francesco Totti exited after a wayward elbow in second-half stoppage time – and without the necessary breakthrough.

Bradley played the entire match as Roma saw its chances of qualifying for Europe through the league disappear. Roma can still book a Europa League place with victory in the Coppa Italia final on May 26.

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USA 2737 2341 Americans Abroad - May 11-12 31748872 Steve Cherundolo, Hannover Steve+Cherundolo%2C+Hannover USA

The veteran right back set a new club record for Bundesliga appearances by featuring in his 299th game for the club in the 3-1 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. Leverkusen put a damper on those celebrations when Jens Hegler scored either side of a Stefan Kießling goal to stake the home side to a three-goal lead before the hour mark. Artur Sobiech issued a reply on 71 minutes, but Hannover eventually fell to defeat and watched its Europa League hopes evaporate in the process.

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