By FRANCO PANIZO
Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers' hopes of claiming the Premiership's Europa League spot may be grim, but those dreams stayed alive on Wednesday.
Currently in eighth place, Bolton Wanderers stayed within distance of fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur by defeating Wolves 1-0. The win kept Bolton eight points shy of the Spurs with three months of league action left to play. Holden started and went the distance in the match that was decided through a stoppage-time goal.
In a race of their own, Maurice Edu and Rangers stayed in Celtic's rearview mirror for the top spot in the Scottish Premier League by beating Heart of Midlothian 1-0. Rangers are now five points behind Celtic with two games in hand. Edu started and played 90 minutes in Wednesday's win, helping Rangers preserve the lead after its 4th-minute goal.
Holden and Edu weren't the only Americans with games on Wednesday. Here is how a few other Americans Abroad fared:
- Clint Dempsey started and played 90 minutes in Fulham's 1-0 win vs. Newcastle United.
- Marcus Hahnemann dressed but did not play in Wolverhampton Wanderers' 1-0 loss vs. Bolton Wanderers.
- Jonathan Spector did not dress in West Ham United's 3-1 win vs. Blackpool. He is recovering from a hamstring injury.
- Stuart Holden started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers' 1-0 win vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers.
- Jermaine Jones started, played 64 minutes and received a yellow card in Blackburn Rovers' 1-0 loss vs. Tottenham Hotspur.
- Maurice Edu started and played 90 minutes in Rangers' 1-0 win vs. Heart of Midlothian.
- Charlie Davies did not dress in Sochaux's 2-1 loss vs. Chambery in the Coupe de France.
What do you think of these performances? Still think Bolton can claw its way back to the Europa League spot? Do you see Rangers and Edu catching and surpassing Celtic in the SPL? Happy or sad that this might be the last time in a while that you see Davies' name on this list?
Share your thoughts below.