USA hit Grenada for four at the Gold Cup; Honduras see off Haiti

Grenada 0 – United States 4 (Gold Cup, July 4, 2009) (Longer highlights here.) Freddy Adu put the USA in front on 8 minutes, Stuart Holden headed in the second and after the break Robbie Rodgers (who had set up the first two) and Charlie Davies completed the rout.

Honduras 1 – Haiti 0 (Gold Cup, July 4, 2009) A late header from Carlos Costly sealed the win.


Young Boys Bern 1 – Panathinaikos 2 (Uhren Cup, July 4, 2009) Dimitris Salpigidis and Giorgos Karagounis (pen) scored first-half goals that gave the Greeks the win. Joetex Frimpong pulled one back with ten minutes remaining.


Aarau 1 – Shakhtar Donetsk 3 (Friendly, July 4, 2009) After falling a goal behind, the UEFA Cup champions rode to a second half victory courtesy of goals from Adriano, Hubschman and Fernandinho.


FC Dallas 2 – New York Red Bulls 1 (MLS, July 4, 2009) A first-half double from Jeff Cunningham saw FC Dallas take advantage of some poor defending from New York to win the match. Juan Pablo Angel bagged a consolation.


Kashiwa Reysol 0 – Albirex Niigata 4 (J-League, July 4, 2009) Niigata kept up the pressure at the top of the table thrashing Kashiwa Reysol, with Brazilian striker Pedro Junior bagged a hat-trick and Marcio Richardes chipped in with the other.

Montedio Yamagata 2 – Urawa Red Diamonds 3 (J-League, July 4, 2009) Tatsuya Furuhashi gave Yamagata the lead in the 24th minute, but Brazilian Edmilson scored an equaliser before the break. Takahara put Urawa in front three minutes into the second half when he got behind two Montedio defenders and beat Yamagata keeper Kenta Shimizu. Kohei Miyazaki’s header 10 minutes from time brought Montedio level, only for Takahara to pounce three minutes later, nodding Marcus Tulio Tanaka’s cross past Shimizu.

Vissel Kobe 0 – FC Tokyo 2 (J-League, July 4, 2009) Naohiro Ishikawa scored his league-leading ninth goal of the season in FC Tokyo’s win over Vissel Kobe.

Shimizu S-Pulse 3 – Kyoto Sanga 3 (J-League, July 4, 2009)


Colon 1 – Boca Juniors 3 (Argentinean Clausura, July 4, 2009) German Rivarola sent the home fans wild with the opener but after Juan Roman Riquelme was sent off in the 52nd minute, Boca won the game thanks to goals from Martin Palermo, Sebastian Battaglia and another from Palermo.

River Plate 1 – Estudiantes 2 (Argentinean Clausura, July 4, 2009)

Rosario Central 0 – Godoy Cruz 1 (Argentinean Clausura, July 4, 2009)

San Lorenzo 3 – Argentinos Juniors 0 (Argentinean Clausura, July 4, 2009)

Banfield 0 – Tigre 3 (Argentinean Clausura, July 4, 2009)


Flamengo 2 – Vitoria 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 4, 2009) Juan fired the home side into the lead, Roger headed home the equaliser on the hour but seven minutes later Emerson claimed the winner.

Santos 1 – Sport Recife 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 4, 2009)

Santo Andre 1 – Barueri 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro, July 4, 2009)

Fortaleza 0 – Ceara 0 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 4, 2009)

Sao Caetano 2 – Atletico GO 2 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 4, 2009)

Campinense 0 – America RN 1 (Campeonato Brasileiro B, July 4, 2009)