A trio of Americans rang the bell in Europe this weekend, with Jozy Altidore firing his first club hat trick in a 4-0 rout of Roda JC.
The U.S. ace bookended a pair of neat left-footed finishes around and acrobatic chest-down job, in addition to providing an assist.
One flight down, Charles Kazlauskas set up the winner as Helmond Sport stayed perfect on the season with a thrilling 4-3 derby win at FC Eindhoven.
In Denmark, Michael Parkhurst fired the opener, but FC Nordsjaellened blew the lead late in falling 2-1 at FC Copenhagen.
Clarence Goodson was hit with a penalty kick foul as Brondby collapsed after halftime of a 2-2 draw with visiting Silkeborg.
Randers FC forward Charlie Davies worked the final 30 minutes in a 4-0 loss at Aalborg BK.
Conor O'Brien and SonderjyskE dropped a 2-0 home decision to Silkeborg.
Around the globe in Mexico, Jose Francisco Torres bagged the 3-2 winner over Morelia when his 57th minute free kick from the corner found its way striaght into the net.
Edgar Castillo went the full route and Joe Cronoa 25 minutes as Tijuana topped hosts Atlante 2-1.
Puebla winger DaMarcus Beasley went the distance as slumping Puebla fell 3-2 at Monterrey.
Jesus Padilla came on for the final 20 minutes, helping Chivas pull out a 2-1 rally win at Leon.
Santos Laguna forward Herculez Gomez entered on 67 minutes to no avail in a 1-0 defeat at Club America.
Michael Orozco Fiscal went unused as San Luis won 1-0 at Pumas.
Back around the world in England, Brad Friedel stood tall in goal and Clint Dempsey worked 12 minutes on his Tottenham debut, a 3-1 victory at Reading.
Brad Guzan was on his game, as was Eric Lichaj in front of him in defense, as Aston Villa blanked Swansea City 2-0.
Stoke City midfielder Geoff Cameron entered for the last five minutes of a 1-1 draw with defending champs Manchester City.
One level below, Derby County striker Conor Doyle went 64 minutes in his first start of the term, a tough 1-0 loss at Huddersfield Town.
Jonathan Spector patrolled central park as Birmingham City battled home side Nottingham Forest to a 2-2 draw.
Another flight down in League One, Frank Simek returned to the line-up for a 2-2 share with Swindown Town.
Mike Grella watched on as Scunthorpe posted a 1-0 win at Shrewsbury.
Over in Germany, Steve Cherundolo captained Hannover 96 to a 3-2 win over rivals Werder Bremen.
Jermaine Jones was solid in midfielder as Schalke bested Greuther Fuerth away 2-0.
FC Nuremburg right back Timothy Chandler went the distance in a 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Fabian Johnson collected an assist and yellow card, while teammate Daniel Williams setlled for just a booking as Hoffenheim lost 5-3 at Freiburg.
In Belgium, Sacha Kljestan and holdes Anderlecht were held 1-1 at Lierse.
Over in Austria, Terrence Boyd went 67 minutes in Rapid Vienna's 0-0 draw with pesky guests Admira Wacker.
Norwegian action saw Mikkel Diskerud and Rosenborg ease to a 2-0 victory over Chad Barrett's Valerenga.
Steve clark and Honefoss were pegged back at the death in a 2-2 draw with guests viking.
In Israel's top flight, Lep Krupnik and Maccabu Netanya scored a 1-0 victory at champs Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona.
Finally, in Spain's second division, Carlos Bocanegra went unused as Racing Santander shut out Recreativo Huelva 3-0.
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