Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey became the first American to score 10 goals during a Premier League season, but could not prevent Fulham from losing at Everton, 2-1, Saturday.
Fellow American, midfielder Stuart Holden, sustained a deep knee gash during Bolton’s 1-0 loss to first-place Manchester United.
Dempsey struck a powerful low shot from the edge of the penalty area, beating U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard in the 62nd minute. Seamus Coleman and Louis Saha had put Everton in front and the home team held on.
Dempsey topped the American mark set by Brian McBride, who scored nine times for Fulham in the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.