Bocanegra Scores Winner for Rennes in UEFA Cup Action

September 18, 2008


Before you watch the video over at Yanks Abroad Highlights, just take a guess how Bocanegra scored.  Actually, I don’t care if you guess. Carlos scored the matchwinner in the 50th minute off a header from a Rennes set piece. Typical stuff for the American International.  He went the full 90 as Rennes squeaked out a 2-1 victory. An all around strong performance from Carlos.  Poor Steve McClaren.


Oguchi went 90 minutes as well, as Liege scored two potentially crucial away goals to tie at Goodison Park.  Onyewu will be disappointed that his team could not do better defensively, but Liege played quite well in offense for a team who recently lost their star midfielder (Fellaini made a 15m move to Everton, but couldn’t play today since he was cup-tied).

Liege now head back to Belgium and only need a draw to advance.  Onyewu played well today dominating aerially as he normally does.  Tim Howard also saw a full match of action from between the posts, but will disappointed that a Yobo own goal will have made the difference between a tie and a win.  There seemed some miscommunication between the Everton defender and Timmy.  Everton have had a tough start to their 2008 campaign, but will look to set things right this weekend as they face Hull City.

More match highlights at Yanks Abroad Highlights.

Did you catch the matches? Any Thoughts?




  1. I am a little concerned about Timmy’s play, but I think he’ll rebound. However, I do feel Friedel is still the top American goalkeeper.

    Good for Boca knocking in the game-winner for Rennes yesterday. He seems to have a back four position solidified, and I’d like to believe more French clubs will look to strength their rosters with up and coming American players.

    And in the 2nd Bundesliga, Heath Pearce earned a spot in the starting lineup for Hansa Rostock today in their 2-2 draw. Good to see our starting left back playing first team football, but I’d like to see him move up to THE Bundedliga in the January transfer window.

  2. […] behind the leaders Lyon. Boca – who popped up with plenty of important goals for the Whites – even scored the winner in a UEFA Cup win over Steve McClaren’s FC Twente back in September. Keep up this form and we could see him in the Champions’ League next […]

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