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The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   May 21, 2015 (10:44 PM) by Roderick MacNeil     Email This Post Email This Post
 

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Josh Gatt is creeping closer to a first-team return for Molde FK. After missing nearly two full years due to injury, he saw his first competitive action Monday with the club’s reserve team. He got the start, and it didn’t take him long to rediscover his scoring touch. Josh scored to give Molde II a 2-1 lead in the 20th minute vs. Ålesund II before subbing off at halftime. Molde II lost it late, 3-2.

César Romero is wrapping up a profilic scoring season in Armenia, already with 19 goals for FC Pyunik. On Wednesday he helped his club clinch the Armenian Premier League title. His 3rd minute assist (erroneously credited as a goal all over the Internet) gave Pyunik the early lead on the way to a 3-0 win over Gandzasar. It’s the 14th league championship for Pyunik, but first since 2010 (highlights).

Jonathan Bornstein continues his great comeback season with Querétaro in Liga MX. He started and went 90 Thursday night at Pachuca in the first leg of the Clausura Liguilla Semifinals. It marked his 14th start across all competitions since returning from injury in mid-February. Querétaro went down to 10 men late in the first half, already down 2-0. Bornstein helped hold it together in the back and maintained the scoreline the rest of the way, giving the club a fighting chance heading into Sunday’s home leg.

The League of Ireland Cup resumed this week with the Quarterfinal Round. Midfielder Morgan Langley started for St. Patrick’s Athletic on Tuesday at Cork City. He put in 120 minutes of work before the match went to penalties tied at 1-1, with his club ultimately prevailing 5-3 from the spot. St. Patrick’s, the current cup holders, will face Shamrock Rovers in the semifinals.

Goalkeeper Cody Cropper got the start Tuesday for Southampton’s U21 side. It was a rough day on the pitch for the team, as they fell hard 4-0 at Manchester City U21s. However, Cody acquitted himself well despite the margin. He was praised for minimizing the damage in the club’s official report: “This defeat – which would have been by a greater margin, had it not been for string of excellent saves by Cropper late on – proved to be something of a comedown for Hunter’s side after back-to-back wins…” (link)

Finally, for the Freddy Adu Faithful amongst us: he played 23 minutes off the bench Wednesday as KuPS lost 3-0 vs. Lahti. His less heralded American teammate Stephen McCarthy put in another 90 minutes in central defense. If you’re digging for pro-Adu spin, it could be noted that KuPS took 10 points out of 12 in the 4 matches Freddy started earlier this season, but has only won once in the 5 since he was benched. Coincidence? I say prove it’s not.

Here’s the full rundown how everyone did over there so far this week (Tuesday thru Thursday):

 

ARMENIA

ARMENIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Cesar Romero (FC Pyunik) – Cesar Romero started and contributed a 3rd minute ASSIST Wednesday in Pyunik’s 3-1 win vs. Gandzasar (highlights).

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Wiener Neustadt’s 2-0 win vs. AC Wolfsberger

 

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

PREMIJER LIGA (First Division)

Danijal Brkovic (FK Olimpic) – Danijal started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Olimpic’s 1-1 draw at Siroki Brijeg in the 1st leg of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Cup Final.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Daniel started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 61st minute yellow card Thursday in Esbjerg’s 3-2 loss vs. SønderjyskE.

 

ENGLAND

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Cody Cropper (Southampton U21) – Cody started in goal and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Southampton U21s’ 4-0 loss vs. Manchester City U21s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy came off the bench and played 23 minutes Wednesday in KuPS’ 3-0 loss vs. Lahti.

Stephen McCarthy (KuPS) – Stephen started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in KuPS’ 3-0 loss vs. Lahti.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS) – Jordan started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in VPS’ 2-1 loss vs. Jaro.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 72nd minute yellow card Wednesday in Mariehamn’s 1-0 win vs. Rovaniemi.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Querétaro’s 2-0 loss at Pachuca in the first leg of the Liguilla Semifinals.

 

NORWAY

2. DIVISJON (Third Division)

Joshua Gatt (Molde FK II) – Josh started, played 45 minutes, scored a 20th minute GOAL, and drew a 14th minute yellow card Monday in Molde II’s 3-2 loss vs. Ålesund II.

 

POLAND

II LIGA POLSKA (Third Division)

Christopher Edwards (KS Wisła Puławy) – Christopher started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Wisła Puławy’s 3-2 win vs. Kotwica Kolobrzeg

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan started, played the full 120 minutes, and drew a 112th minute yellow card Tuesday in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s 1-1 a.e.t. (5-3 PEN) win at Cork City in the League of Ireland Cup Quarterfinals.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Heath Pearce (IFK Göteborg) – Heath was on the bench but did not play Thursday in Göteborg’s 3-0 win vs. AIK.

Matt Pyzdrowski (Helsingborgs IF) – Matt was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Helsingborg’s 2-1 loss at Elfsborg.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro missed Nantes’ March 9 match at Bordeaux. According to the club, he suffered a “twinge of the lateral meniscus” (link). It is now expected he will sit out the remainder of the 2014-15 season, as Nantes is being precautious given Bedoya’s Gold Cup plans (link).

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7, 2014 and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He underwent additional surgery on May 6 to remove a cyst on his calf along with a routine procedure to flush out his knee. There is still no timetable for his return (link).

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin left the May 18 League of Ireland Cup Final with an injury after 20 minutes. He will miss at least the May 22 match at Drogheda United (link).

Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund) – Joe is recovering from a second knee surgery following his initial injury suffered on October 10 playing for the USMNT vs. Ecuador. It is unlikely he returns before the end of the 2014-15 season.

Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg) – Caleb is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in training in early September 2014. He resumed training recently but is still expected to miss the remainder of the 2015 season (link).

Jose Torres (Tigres UANL) – Jose is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disk. The procedure took place on January 19 and recuperation was expected to take 10 to 12 weeks. He continues to rehab the injury and aims to be ready to play if Tigres reach the Copa Libertadores semifinals, which begin in mid-July (link).

 
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A bunch of links for Thursday
   May 21, 2015 (1:38 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

This has been a busy week for me, but here are a bunch of links from the last week or so.

In case you have been away this week, Jozy Altidore is going to be out 4-5 weeks with a hamstring injury.

One player who could see some more playing time with the US without Jozy in the upcoming friendlies is Aron Johannsson.  He was named Eredivisie Player of the Week after his two goal/one assist performance over the weekend.  Here is also a little video on ArJo.

Alfredo Morales helped Ingolstadt win promotion to the Bundesliga this past season.  Kyle McCarthy wrote some words on Morales and his move to Ingolstadt.  And according to Greg Seltzer, the club is currently working on a contract extension for Morales.

This is from last week, but Jonathan Spector is going to stay at Birmingham City.

While Spector is staying at Birmingham City, Will Packwood is no longer with the club and was last seen training with the New England Revolution.  But it doesn’t look like the Revs will be signing Packwood.

Grant Wahl is hearing that Rubio Rubin is drawing interest from other teams in Europe but he is staying at Utrecht.

The US U-20 team finished up its training in Australia with a 2-1 win over Australia’s U-20 team (highlights).  They then flew to New Zealand yesterday after the last few guys made their arrival down south where the U-20 World Cup will begin a week from Saturday.

While Gedion Zelalem made his US debut in that 2-1 win over Australia, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told NBC’s ProSoccerTalk that Zelalem might be sent out on loan next season to get playing time.

J.R. Eskilson talked to US U-20 goalkeeper Zack Steffen about being one of the more experienced players on the U-20 team.

Here is a Bundesliga video on Timothy Chandler.

According to a report out of Germany, Alfred Koroma is currently training with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Christian Eissele scored one of the more interesting goals you will see on Monday.

Take this quiz on Premier League Americans.  I was able to get 14 out of 15 correct.

It looks like Benji Joya and Juan Ocegueda will be participating in the next US U-23 camp.

Sebastien Ibeagha is no longer with Horsens in Denmark and is already with Fram Reykjavik in Iceland.

Will has updated his US Soccer highlight video bank thingie.

Tim Howard and Everton have some new and pretty blah blue jerseys for next year.  At least Howard’s goalkeeper kit is kind of fun.  While Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig have a new white home kit for next season.

And finally, enjoy this pawn shop commercial featuring Joe Corona.

I am headed out of town this weekend on Friday for some fun so the site might be a little light on updates on my end.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

 
Categories: Alfred Koroma, Alfredo Morales, Aron Johannsson, Benji Joya, Christian Eissele, Gedion Zelalem, Joe Corona, Jonathan Spector, Jozy Altidore, Juan Ocegueda, Rubio Rubin, Sebastien Ibeagha, Terrence Boyd, Tim Howard, Timothy Chandler, US U-20 National Team, Will Packwood, Zack Steffen
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Pyunik vs. Gandzasar Highlights
   May 20, 2015 (1:05 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Cesar Romero scored his 20th league goal of the season (tied for most in the Armenian Premier League) in a 3-1 win over Gandzasar on Wednesday.  Pyunik have two more games left in the season, but they have already clinched the league title, their first since 2010.  Here are the highlights from today’s game with Romero’s goal coming at the 0:10 mark.

***UPDATE***

Every goal tracker online (and those trackers’ mothers) listed him with the first goal, but he actually assisted on the goal below and didn’t score.

 
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IK Brage vs. Västerås SK Highlights
   May 20, 2015 (12:54 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Christian Eissele scored his second goal of the season on Monday in IK Brage’s 3-0 win.  I have no clue what is going on in this clip, but it is an interesting goal.  Also, football lines on the field, oh the horror!

h/t – @SCOCsoccer

 
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US U-20 vs. Australia Highlights
   May 19, 2015 (1:51 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

The US U-20 team defeated Australia 2-1 in a World Cup tuneup in Gosford, Australia earlier today.  The US goals were scored by Joel Sonora and Maki Tall, while Gedion Zelalem came off the bench to make his US debut.  Here is the lineup and highlights:

Zack Steffen; Shaquell Moore (Kellyn Acosta, 59), Cameron Carter-Vickers, Matt Miazga, Desavio Payne (John Requejo, 74); Marco Delgado, Joel Soñora, Emerson Hyndman, Paul Arriola (Gedion Zelalem, 59); Maki Tall, Tommy Thompson.

 
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Galway United vs. Bohemians Highlights
   May 19, 2015 (11:49 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Jake Keegan has been on a tear as of late with a goal in three straight games.  This goal is from Friday’s league game against Bohemians (not to be confused with his goal from the League Cup against Bohemians from Monday).  Here is a league highlight show from the weekend with his goal at the 0:25 mark.

 
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Jozy Altidore out 4-5 weeks with hamstring injury
   May 19, 2015 (9:13 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

The USMNT is usually playing really well when Jozy Altidore is on the field and in form.  They might have to begin the Gold Cup this summer with him slowly working his way back to the field after being diagnosed with a hamstring strain that will keep him out 4-5 weeks.

Toronto FC announced Tuesday that forward Jozy Altidore has been diagnosed with a hamstring strain and is expected to be out of the line-up for 4-5 weeks.

The injury occurred during the first half of this past Saturday’s match against the New England Revolution. This season, Altidore has made a combined nine appearances, scoring six goals with one assist between MLS league play and the Amway Canadian Championship.

While the Gold Cup is seven weeks away, Altidore will likely miss tune-up friendlies in June against Netherlands and Germany.  This will also likely give an in-form Aron Johannsson a chance to start up top.

 
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The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   May 19, 2015 (5:00 AM) by Roderick MacNeil     Email This Post Email This Post
 

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Before our conquering USMNT heroes return stateside for the Gold Cup, there’s still domestic league business to settle overseas. European competition berths are on the line, promotion and relegation being hotly contested, and even some trophies remain to be lifted. Let’s take a spin around and recap:

On the Eredivisie’s final weekend, Aron Jóhannsson came to play. He got things going for AZ Alkmaar with a stunning bicycle kick goal in the 5th minute. Less than a minute later, he picked up a clever assist on AZ’s second goal. And he provided the exclamation point in the 57th minute with a bullet of a header into the back of the net. Aron’s 4 goals during the last 3 games (combined with Feyenoord’s collapse) helped lift AZ Alkmaar to a 3rd place finish, which assures the club a spot in the 2015-16 Europa League Qualifying Round. Aron finished the season with 9 goals in just over 1500 minutes of action, and is in sizzling form heading into a busy summer (highlights).

Lots to talk about in Germany: In the Bundesliga, Fabian Johnson played 78 minutes as Borussia Mönchengladbach won 3-0 at Werder Bremen. The win assures Gladbach no worse than a 3rd place finish, which secures direct entry to the Group Stage of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League. Remarkably, Gladbach is unbeaten this season when Fabian starts.

At the other end of the table John Anthony Brooks and Hertha BSC are still battling relegation. His 90 minute effort against Timothy Chandler (90 min) and Eintracht Frankfurt ended in a 0-0 stalemate. Hertha sits two points above the drop zone and can assure safety with a result at Hoffenheim in the final week. Otherwise, there’ll be some nervous scoreboard watching in Berlin.

There will be at least one more American in next year’s Bundesliga. Alfredo Morales and FC Ingolstadt 04 not only clinched promotion over the week, but won the 2.Bundesliga outright with a 2-1 win over Terrence Boyd’s RB Leipzig. By the way, the “04” in Ingolstadt’s name stands for 2004, not 1904; the club was founded just 11 years ago.

Bobby Wood and FC Erzgebirge Aue pulled out a decent result with a 0-0 home draw vs. FC Kaiserslautern. Unfortunately, three of Aue’s relegation foes won, leaving the club in a dire situation for the final weekend. Aue must win at Heidenheim and hope at least two other results go its way. Otherwise, the relegation axe falls.

While Aue could be relegated to the 3.Liga, another American is trying to earn promotion from the Regionalliga. Mario Rodriguez scored again for Borussia Mönchengladbach II on Sunday. His 6th goal of the season helped boost Gladbach II to a 4-0 win vs. Uerdingen, winning the Regionalliga West title and securing a place in the promotion playoff (highlights).

Skipping over to Ireland, Jake Keegan had eventful bookends to his weekend for Galway United. On Friday he went 90 and scored the opening goal in a 5-3 win over Bohemians in league play. On Monday, the two sides rematched, this time in a League of Ireland Cup quarterfinal. Jake went 120 minutes in this one, striking home the winning goal in the 93rd minute for a 1-0 victory. He has five goals on the season across all competitions.

Playoff season continues in Liga MX, and it was more bad news than good for our American contingent. Ventura Alvarado made a 37 minute sub appearance as Club América lost a wild one 4-3 vs. Pachuca, and were eliminated 7-5 aggregate. Edgar Castillo also came off the bench for Club Atlas, playing 61 minutes in a 4-1 home thumping at the hands of Chivas, which also reflected final aggregate score line. The only Yank to reach the semifinals was Jonathan Bornstein. He went 90 in Querétaro’s 2-2 draw at Veracruz, which was good enough to advance 4-3 aggregate and earn a meeting with Pachuca.

Jetting back across the pond to England, yet another American was playing for promotion. Jon-Paul Pittman played 50 minutes off the bench for Grimsby Town, who were level at 1-1 vs. Bristol Rovers thru 120 minutes. Jon-Paul was third in line to the penalty spot, but he watched his attempt sail over the bar. It was a tough moment for him, as his turned out to be the only miss, and Bristol Rovers won the shootout 5-3, earning promotion to League Two.

In the Premier League, Brad Guzan spent another game on the bench, troublingly. He watched former backup Shay Given get torched for six goals as Aston Villa lost 6-1 at Southampton. However, Villa managed to back into safety after other results fell its way, and will return to the Premier League next fall.

While Guzan languishes on the bench, another American keeper came off the bench in Norway. 19-year-old Ethan Horvath came on in emergency relief for Molde FK in the 55th minute, making his first team debut for the club. Quite coincidentally, it came just days after his club declined to release him for the U20 World Cup.

In Finland, Jordan Seabrook scored his 4th goal of the young Veikkausliga season. His 38th minute tally gave VPS the early 1-0 lead vs. Finnish power HJK Helsinki. VPS fell behind but pulled level late, hanging on for a 2-2 draw while earning its first point of the season (highlights).

Down in the Finnish third tier, Walter Kromholz scored again for Kultsu. He had the game-winniner in the 74th minute of a 2-1 win over Sudet.

Continuing our swing arond the Nordic countries, we stop in Sweden. Heath Pearce hasn’t been getting any minutes for IFK Göteborg, but at least his club is winning. He was on the bench for the Svenska Cupen (Swedish Cup) Final, which ended with Pearce’s club lifting the trophy after a 2-1 win over Örebro.

Christian Eissele continues to pump in goals. He bagged his second of the season, an 86th minute nail-in-the-coffin in Brage’s 3-0 win at Våsteras SK.

Andrew Stadler got in on the scoring act as well. His first goal of the Allsvenskan season came in the first minute, setting the tone early in Landskrona’s 2-0 win over Halmia. He now has three goals across all competitions.

Anthony Allison completes the trio of goals in Sweden’s lower divisions. He got on the board in the 7th minute, but it proved not to be enough as Sandvikens went on to lose 2-1 against Skiljebo.

Watched much Bulgarian football lately? If you had, you’d know Bjørn Maars Johnsen is settling in nicely with Litex Lovech. He scored his second goal since transferring in late February. He gave his club the lead in the 9th minute Sunday, though it didn’t hold up as Beroe came back to win 3-1 (highlights).

We wrap up this extended OT Report with a goal from Poland’s third division. Christopher Edwards created some late drama, scoring a 90th minute equalizer for Wisła Puławy in a 1-1 draw vs. Zagłębie Sosnowiec. Matt, as you might expect, found some video: (highlights).

Here’s the full rundown how everyone did over there this weekend (Friday thru Monday):

 

ARMENIA

ARMENIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Brian de la Fuente (Ararat Yerevan) – Brian started and played 45 minutes Sunday in Ararat Yerevan’s 3-0 loss at Mika.

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Wiener Neustadt’s 0-0 draw at FC Admira Wacker Mödling.

 

ERSTE LIGA (Second Division)

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz) – Shawn started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 13th minute ASSIST Friday in LASK Linz’s 1-1 draw vs. Liefering.

 

BULGARIA

A FOOTBALL GROUP (First Division)

Bjørn Maars Johnsen (Litex Lovech) – Bjørn started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 9th minute GOAL Sunday in Litex Lovech’s 3-1 loss at Beroe.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 69th minute ASSIST Sunday in Jablonec’s 1-1 draw at Mlada Boleslav.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Esbjerg’s 3-1 win at Nordsjælland.

 

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff started at right back and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Stoke City’s 0-0 draw at Burnley.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Aston Villa’s 6-1 loss at Southampton.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 2 saves Saturday in Everton’s 2-1 win at West Ham United.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win vs. Hull City.

 

CONFERENCE PREMIER (Fifth Division)

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) – Jon-Paul came off the bench, played 50 minutes, and missed his kick in the penalty shootout Sunday, as Grimsby Town lost 1-1 a.e.t (5-3 PEN) vs. Bristol Rovers and was denied promotion to League Two.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U21) – Andrija started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Reading U21s’ 1-0 loss vs. West Brom U21s.

Antonee Robinson (Everton U21) – Antonee started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Everton U21s’ 3-1 win vs. Tottenham Hotspur U21s.

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Kyle Scott (Chelsea U18) – Kyle started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 34th minute ASSIST Monday in Chelsea U18s’ 3-0 win at Aston Villa U18s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy was on the bench but did not play Sunday in KuPS’ 1-1 draw vs. Inter Turku.

Stephen McCarthy (KuPS) – Stephen started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in KuPS’ 1-1 draw vs. Inter Turku.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS) – Jordan started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 38th minute GOAL Sunday in VPS’ 2-2 draw vs. HJK Helsinki.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Mariehamn’s 2-0 win vs. Ilves.

 

KAKKONEN (Third Division)

Walter Kromholz (Kultsu) – Walter scored a 74th minute game-winning GOAL Sunday in Kultsu’s 2-1 win at Sudet.

 

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 19th minute yellow card Saturday in Hertha BSC’s 0-0 draw vs. Eintracht Frankfurt.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 0-0 draw at Hertha BSC.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the squad Saturday for Hamburger SV’s 2-1 loss at VfB Stuttgart.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started at left wing and played 78 minutes Saturday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo came off the bench and played 51 minutes Sunday in Ingolstadt’s 2-1 win vs. RB Leipzig. Ingolstadt won the league title and secured promotion to the 2015-16 Bundesliga.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 0-0 draw vs. FC Kaiserslautern.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in SV Sandhausen’s 2-0 loss vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf.

 

3.LIGA (Third Division)

Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund II) – Junior was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Borussia Dortmund II’s 3-2 loss vs. Dresden.

Marc Heider (Holstein Kiel) – Marc came off the bench and played 45 minutes Saturday in Holstein Kiel’s 3-1 loss at Duisburg.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome came off the bench and played 24 minutes Saturday in Stuttgart’s 0-0 draw vs. VfL Osnabruck.

Devante Parker (Mainz 05 II) – Devante started and played 86 minutes Saturday in Mainz II’s 2-1 win at Hallescher.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II) – Mario started, played 78 minutes, and scored a 41st minute GOAL Sunday in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 4-0 win vs. Uerdingen.

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken) – Matt started and played 45 minutes Sunday in Saarbrücken’s 2-0 win vs. Neckarelz.

Devann Yao (TSG Neustrelitz) – Devann was not in the squad Sunday for Neustrelitz’s 4-2 loss at BFC Dynamo.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club América) – Ventura came off the bench and played 37 minutes Saturday in Club América’s 4-3 loss vs. Pachuca. América lost 7-5 aggregate and was eliminated from the Liguilla playoffs.

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Querétaro’s 2-2 draw at Veracruz. Querétaro won 4-3 aggregate and advanced to the Liguilla semifinals.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar came off the bench and played 61 minutes Saturday in Club Atlas’s 4-1 loss vs. C.D. Guadalajara. Atlas lost 4-1 aggregate and was eliminated from the Liguilla playoffs.

 

ASCENSO MX (Second Division)

Stevie Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa) – Stevie was not in the squad Saturday for Dorados’ 1-1 draw vs. Necaxa in the 1st leg of the Ascenso MX Super Final (Promotion Playoff).

 

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE (First Division)

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron started, played the full 90 minutes, scored TWO GOALS (5’ & 57’), and had a 6th minute ASSIST Sunday in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-1 win at Excelsior. AZ finished in 3rd place and secured a place in the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in FC Utrecht’s 3-3 draw at Vitesse.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 77th minute yellow card Saturday in Mjøndalen’s 4-2 loss at Vålerenga.

Danny Cruz (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Danny started, played 54 minutes, and drew a 41st minute yellow card Saturday in Bodø/Glimt’s 1-0 win vs. Tromsø.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Start’s 1-0 loss at Viking FK.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Stabæk’s 3-3 draw at Molde FK.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan came off the bench and played 35 minutes in goal Saturday in Molde’s 3-3 draw vs. Stabæk.

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Viking’s 1-0 win vs. IK Start.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Bodø/Glimt’s 1-0 win vs. Tromsø.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Sarpsborg’s 3-1 loss vs. Lillestrom.

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started and played 79 minutes Saturday in Bærum’s 4-1 loss vs. Bryne.

 

POLAND

II LIGA POLSKA (Third Division)

Christopher Edwards (KS Wisła Puławy) – Christopher started, played the full 90 minutes, drew a yellow card, and scored a 90th minute game-tying GOAL Saturday in Wisła Puławy’s 1-1 draw vs. Zagłębie Sosnowiec.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) –

  • Kevin started and played 71 minutes Friday in Galway United’s 5-3 win vs. Bohemians.
  • Kevin started and played 20 minutes before exiting with an injury Monday in Galway United’s 1-0 win vs. Bohemians in the League of Ireland Cup Quarterfinals.

Jake Keegan (Galway United) –

  • Jake started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 11th minute GOAL Friday in Galway United’s 5-3 win vs. Bohemians.
  • Jake started, played the full 120 minutes, and scored a 93rd minute game-winning GOAL Monday in Galway United’s 1-0 win vs. Bohemians in the League of Ireland Cup Quarterfinals.

Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan came off the bench and played 24 minutes Saturday in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s 1-0 loss at Bray.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Heath Pearce (IFK Göteborg) – Heath was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Göteborg’s 2-1 win vs. Örebro in the Svenska Cupen Final.

 

DIVISION 1 NORRA (Third Division)

David Abidor (Dalkurd FF) – David was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Dalkurd’s 2-0 win vs. Carlstad.

Christian Eissele (Brage) – Christian started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 86th minute GOAL Monday in Brage’s 3-0 win at Vasteras SK.

 

DIVISION 1 SÖDRA (Third Division)

Andrew Stadler (Landskrona) – Andrew started, played 89 minutes, and scored a 1st minute GOAL Saturday in Landskrona’s 2-0 win at Halmia.

 

DIVISION 2 (Fourth Division)

Anthony Allison (Sandvikens) – Anthony scored a 7th minute GOAL Sunday in Sandvikens’ 2-1 loss vs. Skiljebo.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro missed Nantes’ March 9 match at Bordeaux. According to the club, he suffered a “twinge of the lateral meniscus” (link). It is now expected he will sit out the remainder of the 2014-15 season, as Nantes is being precautious given Bedoya’s Gold Cup plans (link).

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7, 2014 and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He underwent additional surgery on May 6 to remove a cyst on his calf along with a routine procedure to flush out his knee. There is still no timetable for his return (link).

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin left the May 18 League of Ireland Cup Final with an injury after 20 minutes. No further details have been available.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg sat out Club Tijuana’s March 9 season finale with what is believed to be a minor injury. His club’s season is over.

Josh Gatt (Molde) – Josh is rehabbing from an ACL-related setback suffered in May 2014, following an earlier surgery to repair a torn ACL & LCL. He has returned to full training and estimates that he is on track for a late May/early June return (link).

Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund) – Joe is recovering from a second knee surgery following his initial injury suffered on October 10 playing for the USMNT vs. Ecuador. It is unlikely he returns before the end of the 2014-15 season.

Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg) – Caleb is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in training in early September 2014. He resumed training recently but is hopeful he can resume playing by early May (link).

Jose Torres (Tigres UANL) – Jose is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disk. The procedure took place on January 19 and recuperation was expected to take 10 to 12 weeks. He continues to rehab the injury and aims to be ready to play if Tigres reach the Copa Libertadores semifinals, which begin in mid-July (link).

William Yarbrough (Club León) – William suffered an abdominal injury from an on-field collision in training on April 29. He missed Club León’s final two matches of the 2014-15 Liga MX Clausura (link). His club’s season is over.

 
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Wisła Puławy vs. Zagłębie Sosnowiec Highlights
   May 18, 2015 (8:45 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

Christopher Edwards went the full 90 minutes, picked up a yellow card and scored the game-tying goal in the 90th minutes in Wisła Puławy’s 1-1 draw to Zagłębie Sosnowiec in Poland on Saturday.  Here are some highlights.

 
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U-20 MNT Arrives in Australia for Pre-World Cup Training
   May 18, 2015 (6:45 AM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post
 

The U.S. U-20 MNT made the long journey from LA to Australia, where they will continue preparations for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. The U.S. kicks off its World Cup campaign May 30 against Myanmar in Whangarei, New Zealand.

 
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