The former Reading and Wolverhampton Wanderers striker scored both of Colorado's goals as they beat the Earthquakes 2-1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Thursday night.
Everton face their toughest test yet as they travel to Manchester to take on the league leaders.
The youngster on loan from West Ham scored in Norway's win over San Marino in midweek.
Boro could leapfrog their opponents with a win in the Sunday lunchtime clash at the Riverside.
Leeds have really hit their stride in the build up to the international break with a string of good performances consolidating their league position.
Defoe is Sunderland's top goalscorer so far this season with four.
The Clarets manager expects goalkeeper Tom Heaton to be fit enough for the trip to St Mary's on Sunday.
Rangers are looking to make it back-to-back wins against Inverness Caledonian Thistle this evening.
Aston Villa and Derby County start in the same position under new managers.
Brian Wong, who is a 25-year-old CEO , will be the first to admit that you don't necessarily need skill or talent to become successful.
The European Union has slapped tariffs of up to 73.7% on Chinese steel after manufacturers were forced to cut jobs due falling prices and demand for the material amid an influx of cheap imports from Asia.
Online retailer eBay paid just £1.1m in tax in the UK last year, despite telling US investors that Britain was its second largest market, generating revenues of $1.4bn (£1.1bn).
The agency on Friday reaffirmed its low-end investment-grade rating on Deutsche Bank credit.