It was an exciting weekend for the American contingent in the English Premier League.
Jozy Altidore started for Sunderland in their 3-1 loss to Arsenal and even scored his first EPL goal, although it won't show up on the stat sheet.
In the 70th minute, Altidore outmuscled Gunner defender Barcary Sagna to score what should have been the tying goal. However, referee Martin Atkinson pulled the play back to give Sunderland a free kick outside the box where Sagna originally fouled Altidore and ignored the advantage and the goal.
Everton and Tim Howard beat Chelsea 1-0. It was a mixed effort from Howard, who was excellent on a first-half save on Ramires, but he was also saved embarrassment when he lost possession out of the back and Gareth Barry blocked a shot on the open Everton net to preserve the shutout.
Geoff Cameron and Stoke also had a big day, tying Manchester City 0-0. Cameron, once again, started at right-back for the Potters. Neither Maurice Edu nor Brek Shea made the 18 for Stoke.
Brad Guzan and Aston Villa lost 2-1 to Newcastle, with Guzan making six saves.