Brooks made his eighth start of the season in Hertha Berlin’s 3-0 away defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday. The promising center back played the entire match in a bid to bolster his claims for a World Cup place.
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José Francisco Torres, Tigres midfielder
Torres limped off after 31 minutes as Tigres suffered a 2-0 defeat to controversy-riddled Querétaro on Saturday.
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DaMarcus Beasley, Puebla and Edgar Castillo, Club Tijuana
Both U.S. internationals contributed with assists in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 victory over Puebla on Friday. Puebla defender Michael Orozco and Tijuana forward Herculez Gómez also featured in the encounter.
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Jozy Altidore, Sunderland forward
Altidore completed all 90 minutes as Sunderland slumped to a 2-0 defeat at fellow relegation battlers Norwich City on Saturday. Gus Poyet’s side sits three points shy of safety with two matches in hand on 17th–placed Crystal Palace.
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Aron Johannsson, AZ forward
AZ claimed a 2-1 victory over Zwolle on Sunday with Jóhannsson prominently involved in the festivities. Jóhannsson nearly nodded home Steven Berghuis’ opener after six minutes and then procured a penalty nine minutes after halftime. He missed the ensuing spot kick, but AZ eventually secured the points anyways.
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Alejandro Bedoya, Nantes midfielder
Nantes snapped a nine-match winless streak in domestic play with a 2-1 victory over Montpellier on Saturday. Bedoya drew a penalty and posed a persistent threat after replacing Filip Djordević six minutes after the interval.
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Fabian Johnson, Hoffenheim defender
Johnson prompted Anthony Modeste’s 89th minute winner to give Hoffenheim a 3-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. The triumph moved Hoffenheim nine points clear of the relegation zone with eight matches to play.
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Tim Howard, Everton goalkeeper
Howard made five saves as Everton claimed a 3-2 victory over Swansea City on Saturday. The triumph kept the Toffees within two points of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with two matches in hand.
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Geoff Cameron, Stoke City and Brad Guzan, Aston Villa
Cameron (pictured) earned bragging rights over his U.S. teammate by scoring the final goal in Stoke City’s 4-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday. The emphatic, come-from-behind win also moved Stoke three points clear in the race for a top-half finish.