Americans Abroad: Juan Agudelo wraps his Utrecht loan spell in style
By Kyle McCarthyFOX Soccer
Tim Howard, Everton goalkeeper
Manchester City snuffed out Everton’s Champions League hopes with a 3-2 victory at Goodison Park on Saturday. Howard and his teammates offered a stern test for the aspiring champions, but the Toffees eventually succumbed on the day. Roberto Martinez will now lead his side into the Europa League next season.
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Jermaine Jones, Besiktas midfielder
Jones climbed off the bench after 25 minutes to replace the injured Necip Uysal. The veteran midfielder played his part in the victory required to fuel the pursuit of second-place Galatasaray and the corresponding Champions League berth. Photo: Micha Will / Bongarts
Fabian Johnson and Joseph Gyau, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Hoffenheim suffered a 3-2 defeat to second-place Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Johnson played the entire affair at right back, while Gyau took the field for the final half-hour in a bid to overturn the deficit.
Timothy Chandler, 1.FC Nürnberg defender
Chandler played the entire 90 minutes for the first time since February to fuel Nürnberg's escape from relegation danger. The determined efforts did not reap the desired result, though. Hannover claimed a 2-0 victory on Saturday to leave Nürnberg in the relegation zone with just one round left to play. Photo: Micha Will / Bongarts
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland forward
Seb Larsson bolstered Sunderland’s chances of avoiding relegation by volleying home the winner at Manchester United on Saturday. Second-half substitute Altidore helped the visitors to close out their 1-0 win and move two points clear of the drop with a game in hand. Photo: Clive Mason / Getty Images Europe
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City defender
Stoke sent Fulham down to the Championship with a 4-1 win at the Britannia on Saturday. Cameron featured for the entire affair as the home side bolstered its chances of finishing in the top 10. Photo: Jamie McDonald / Getty Images Europe
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa goalkeeper
Aston Villa secured its Premier League future with a 3-1 victory over Hull City on Saturday. Guzan made one save as Paul Lambert’s side moved six points clear of the drop zone with one round remaining. Photo: Ross Kinnaird / Getty Images Europe
Jonathan Spector, Birmingham City and Tim Ream, Bolton Wanderers
Paul Caddis struck deep into stoppage time to hand Birmingham a precious 2-2 draw at Bolton and sidestep relegation to League One. Specter played 90 minutes for the visitors in defense, while Ream picked up a yellow card during his usual duties for Bolton.
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Wien striker
Boyd struck his fifth goal in three matches as Rapid secured a 2-0 home victory over Wacker Innsbruck on Sunday. The triumph guaranteed Rapid will finish second in the Bundesliga behind runaway winners Red Bull Salzburg. Photo: SAMUEL KUBANI / AFP
Juan Agudelo, FC Utrecht forward
Agudelo wrapped his loan spell with Utrecht by poking home the winner in the 2-1 home victory over Vitesse on Saturday. The Stoke City striker prompted Steve De Ridder’s opener five minutes before the break. He then swept home inside the final quarter of an hour to complete his loan spell in style. Photo: VI-Images / Getty Images Europe