Most leagues around the world are off, but it's been a busy few days for the MNT players in Europe.
Sunday, Dec. 26 – Boxing Day
- Clint Dempsey played 54 minutes before giving way to Damian Duff in a 3-1 loss to West Ham at home.
- Stuart Holden and Bolton topped West Brom 2-0 at home, with Holden being a part of several chances for the Wanderers.
- Everton’s home clash with Birmingham was postponed.
- Eric Lichaj played 90 minutes in Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss to Tottenham in which Villa played up a man for 62 minutes.
Tuesday, Dec. 28
- Tim Howard went 90 minutes and Jonathan Spector came on as a 35th minute injury substitution at left back as Everton picked up a point at West Ham.
- Dempsey played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card as Fulham won 2-0 at Stoke.
- Lichaj conceded a seventh-minute penalty kick fouling Mario Balotelli and picked up a yellow card in the 70th minute as he played 90 in a 4-0 loss by Aston Villa to Manchester City.
COMING UP: Wednesday, Dec. 29
- Stuart Holden and Bolton travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea at 2:30 p.m. ET live on Fox Soccer Channel.
Note: Holiday / winter break continues in Germany (Jan. 14), Italy (Jan. 6), France (Jan. 15), Sweden (Jan. 22), Spain (Jan. 2), Denmark (March) and Belgium (Jan. 23).