Hey, we’ve got goals to report!
Christian Eissele got back in the groove in Sweden with a brace over the weekend. He found the back of the net late in the first half and again in the 90th minute on Sunday to propel IK Brage to a 3-1 win over Nykopings. Christian now has four goals on the season. Meanwhile Brage has climbed into the top half of the 14-team Division 1 Norra table.
A couple of other usual suspects in Scandinavia got on the board:
Andrew Stadler continued his run of great form with his seventh of the season across all competitions for Landskrona. He hit paydirt in the 24th minute of a 4-2 win vs. Hollvikens. Andrew has now scored in five of the last seven games.
Anthony Allison also got back in the scoring act with another goal for Sandvikens IF. His late first half strike helped earn a 2-2 draw at Gamla Upsala SK. Anthony’s team-leading 10th goal of the season puts him second overall in Division 2 Norra Svealand, while his club sits second on the league table, just four points back.
In Finland’s top flight, Brian Span scored his sixth of the season for IFK Mariehamn. He broke free in the box and received a short through-ball in the 81st minute and put home the game-tying goal. Mariehamn came away with an important road point in a 1-1 draw at HIFK, keeping pace in the race for a Europa League position (highlights).
Finally a few goals in early preseason friendlies: Andrew Wooten in Germany, Nermin Crnkic in the Czech Republic, and Kenny Saief in Belgium. Matt has you covered with links on those goals here.
Here’s the full rundown how everyone did over there this weekend (Friday thru Monday):
JUPILER PRO LEAGUE (First Division)
Kenny Saief (K.A.A. Gent) – Kenny started, played 66 minutes, and scored an 18th minute GOAL Saturday in Gent’s 2-2 friendly draw at SK Deinze.
SYNOT LIGA (First Division)
Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin started and scored a 35th minute GOAL Saturday in Jablonec’s 1-1 (3-2 PEN) friendly win at Brno.
VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)
Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 81st minute game-tying GOAL Sunday in Mariehamn’s 1-1 draw at HIFK.
YKKONEN (Second Division)
Harrison Hanley (Mikkelin Palloilijat) – Harrison started and played 62 minutes Sunday in Mikkelin’s 3-0 loss at JJK Jyväskylä.
Etchu Tabe (Ekenäs) – Etchu started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 71st minute game-tying goal Sunday in Ekenäs’ 3-2 win at FC Jazz.
KAKKONEN (Third Division)
J.C. Mack (Ekenäs Sport Club) – J.C. started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in ESC’s 1-0 loss at MuSa.
Tim Murray (Ekenäs Sport Club) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in ESC’s 1-0 loss at MuSa.
Lawrence Smith (GBK Kokkola) – Lawrence started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in GBK’s 1-1 draw vs. OPS.
2. BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)
Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew came off the bench, played 45 minutes, and scored an 80th minute game-winning GOAL Saturday in Sandhausen’s 1-0 friendly win vs. Würzburger Kickers.
1. DEILD KARLA (Second Division)
Joey Spivack (BÍ/Bolungarvík) – Joey started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 65th minute yellow card Saturday in Bolungarvík’s 2-1 loss vs. Fram Reykjavik.
LIGA MX (First Division)
Miguel Ibarra (Club León) – Miguel started Sunday in León’s 0-0 (7-6 PEN) friendly loss vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC).
TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)
Danny Cruz (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Danny was not in the squad Sunday for Bodø/Glimt’s 2-1 win at Vålerenga.
Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex came off the bench and played 45 minutes Saturday in Start’s 3-1 win vs. Ålesund.
Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Stabæk’s 3-2 win vs. Strømsgodset IF.
Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Molde’s 1-1 draw at Rosenborg.
A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Viking’s 3-1 win vs. Sarpsborg 08.
Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Bodø/Glimt’s 2-1 win at Vålerenga.
Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Sarpsborg’s 3-1 loss at Viking FK.
OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)
Alex Horwath (SK Brann) – Alex started in goal and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Brann’s 1-1 draw at Bærum.
Paul Torres (Sandnes Ulf) – Paul came off the bench and played 5 minutes Sunday in Sandnes Ulf’s 3-1 win vs. Strømmen.
Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Bærum’s 1-1 draw vs. SK Brann.
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)
Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin came off the bench and played 45 minutes Friday in Galway United’s 2-1 loss vs. Shamrock Rovers.
Jake Keegan (Galway United) – Jake started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Galway United’s 2-1 loss vs. Shamrock Rovers.
Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan came off the bench and played 20 minutes Friday in St. Patrick’s Ahtletic’s 3-0 win vs. Longford Town.
K LEAGUE CHALLENGE (Second Division)
Austin Berry (FC Anyang) – Austin started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Anyang’s 2-1 loss at Goyang Hi.
SEGUNDA DIVISIÓN B (Third Division)
Shaquell Moore (Huracán Valencia CF) – Shaq was not in the squad Sunday for Huracán’s 2-0 loss at Huesca in the 2nd leg of the Segunda B Promotion Playoffs. Huesca won 3-1 aggregate.
DIVISION 1 NORRA (Third Division)
David Abidor (Dalkurd FF) – David was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Dalkurd’s 3-1 win vs. Huddinge.
Christian Eissele (Brage) – Christian started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored TWO GOALS (45+2’, 90’) Sunday in Brage’s 3-1 win at Nykopings.
Jochen Graf (Carlstad United BK) – Jochen came off the bench and played 45 minutes Saturday in Carlstad United’s 2-1 win vs. Vasteras SK.
DIVISION 1 SÖDRA (Third Division)
Andrew Stadler (Landskrona) – Andrew started, played 90+ minutes, and scored a 24th minute GOAL Monday in Landskrona’s 4-2 win vs. Hollvikens.
DIVISION 2 (Fourth Division)
Anthony Allison (Sandvikens) – Anthony started, played the full 90 minutes, scored a 43rd minute GOAL, and drew an 84th minute yellow card Saturday in Sandviken’s 2-2 draw at Gamla Upsala SK.
Lewis Ellis (Bodens BK) – Lewis started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Bodens’ 2-0 win at Anundsjö IF.
Eddy Prugh (Bodens BK) – Eddy started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 65th minute yellow card Saturday in Bodens’ 2-0 win at Anundsjö IF.
ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report
Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy tweeted on June 16 that he had picked up an unspecified minor injury “hoped to be back in full training soon”. He was not in the 18 for KuPS’ June 18 match at IFK Mariehamn (link).
Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett exited Mjøndalen’s June 24 match vs. IL Hødd with an unspecified injury just 12 minutes after entering as a substitute. He is expected to miss up to two weeks (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).
Joshua Gatt (Molde FK) – Josh exited Molde’s May 22 match at Mjøndalen with a non-contact injury, and was described by witnesses as “holding his knee.” He had just entered the match 4 minutes earlier, making his first appearance after two years spent recovering from ACL/LCL injuries. Gatt tweeted an update on June 18, indicating he’d be back soon, and the club website provided further details (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. He missed the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He’s expected to remain out of action well into the 2015-16 season, but is nearing an extension deal with Borussia Dortmund (link).
Caleb Stanko (SC Freiburg) – Caleb is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in training in early September 2014. He returned to training but still missed the remainder of the 2014-15 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 is back in training with the club for the 2015 Apertura preseason and spoke to the media on June 15 and is still aiming to return for the Copa Libertadores semifinals in July (link).