It was an eventful weekend for Americans Abroad, headlined by Fulham ace Clint Dempsey bagging his 50th goal for the club in a 2-1 win over Sunderland.
The "Texas tornado" swirled home a nasty free kick on 21 minutes for his career-high 17th goal of the EPL season.
Elsewhere, Tim Ream was among the complicit as Bolton squandered a chance to climb above the danger line by surrendering the lead late in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
Tim Howard and Everton moved to unbeaten in eight league games with a 0-0 draw at Woverhampton.
Tottenham keeper Brad Friedel had little to do in a 1-1 share at Aston Villa, for whom Eric Lichaj pitched in a steady left back shift.
In leg one of the promotion playoff, Jonathan Spector came into midfield with a quarter hour remaining in Birmingham's 1-0 defeat at Blackpool.
Down in League One, Frank Simek's Carlisle ended the season in eighth place after a 2-1 loss at Oldham.
Mike Grella came off just past the hour as Bury ended up 14th following a 3-0 loss at Stevenage.
Over in Germany, Steve Cherundolo's Hannover 96 booked their Europa League return with a 2-1 closing day win over Kaiserslautern, who got 22 relief minutes from Andrew Wooten.
Jermaine Jones served as skipper and filled in at center back as third place Schalke closed with a 3-2 win at Schalke.
Fabian Johnson went the distance as Hoffenheim slipped to 11th for the term with a 3-1 defeat at Hertha Berlin.
One fight down, Matt Taylor watched on as Paderborn lost all hope of the promotion playoff thanks to a 5-0 humbling at St. Pauli.
Next door in the Netherlands, Jozy Altidore set up the lone goal as AZ secured fourth place and a Europa League invite with a 1-0 victory over Groningen.
Over the border, Sacha Kljestan worked 74 minutes as Anderlecht clinched the title with a last-gasp 1-1 equazlier against derby foe Club Brugge.
Mikkel Diskerud was an unused sub for Gent's 3-2 home defeat to Kortrijk.
In Portugal, Oguchi Onyewu was shown the gate for a second yellow on 66 minutes of Sporting CP's 2-0 loss at champs Porto.
One league below, Tony Taylor and Estoril clinched promotion and the second flight crown with a 1-0 win at Leixoes.
Caleb Patterson-Sewell's Atletico CP clinched survival with a 1-1 share against Uniao Madeira.
Around the globe in Mexico's playoffs, Herculez Gomez returned with 22 minutes off the bench as Santos advanced to the semis with a 2-1 (6-4) win over Jaguares.
Jose Francisco Torres enjoyed a strong outing as Pachuca bowed out needing another goal despite a 1-0 second leg victory over Club America.
Tijuana left back Edgar Castillo was booked during his full shift and Joe Corona also saw yellow in 70 minutes of a 2-2 draw with Monterrey that made them fall just short of advancement.
Back across the globe in Italy, Michael Bradley got the day off as Chievo waged a 4-4 war at Palermo.
Carlos Bocanegra, Maurice Edu and late sub Alejandro Bedoya all went close to a winner as Rangers settled for a 0-0 stalemate with visiting Motherwell.
Over in Denmark, Michael Parkhurst assisted on the winner as FC Nordsjaellend pulled to within a point off the league lead with a 2-0 triumph at Lyngby.
Clarence Goodson and Brondby came up a little short in a 1-0 defeat at Aalborg BK.
HB Koge defender Brad Rusin was robbed on a restart header as the home side bowed out of the top flight with a 3-1 loss to AGF Aarhus.
In Norway, Josh Gatt hopped off the bench to help Molde outlast Aalesunds FK for a 2-1 home win.
Ricardo Clark was solid in midfield while compatriot Sean Cunningham struggled in defense as Stabaek stayed winless by dropping a 3-1 result at Rosenborg.
Despite nine stops, Honefoss keeper Steve Clark suffered his first loss of the season, 1-0 at Sandnes.
Heading to Israel, Bryan Gerzicich and champions Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona took a bite out Leo Krupnick's Europa League hopes by winning 3-1 away to his Maccabi Netanya.
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