Recent Posts
 

 

Links
 

Matt's Twitter Account
@socceroverthere

Howie's Twitter Account
@Howie_OT

Will's Twitter Account
@letsallsoccer

John's Twitter Account
@JohnDHalloran

Roderick's Twitter Account
@rodmacneil

RJ's Twitter Account
@R_J_D

 

Categories
 



 
Archive for the ‘The OT Report’ Category


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

Gatt2

 

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).

 
Categories: The OT Report
2 Comments
 

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

AronJoBike

 

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.

 
Categories: The OT Report
4 Comments
 

The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   May 15, 2015 (3:13 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

Bernstein

 

So let’s talk about Rhett Bernstein. Again. In case you missed his heroic two-goal performance last weekend (highlights), Rhett provided us with an encore performance on Tuesday. The 27-year-old center back once again scored a brace for Mjøndalen, again both from set pieces, and amazingly yet again, a stoppage time winner to top it off (highlights). It’s been quite the week for Rhett, who is playing his first year of top flight soccer following Mjøndalen’s promotion to Norway’s Tippeligaen. Remarkably, he is now his club’s leading scorer on the season, and is currently tied for 8th in the Golden Boot race.

Elsewhere in Norway, American teammates Danny Cruz and Zarek Valentin paired up for a goal this week for Bodø/Glimt. Valentin’s cut-back pass from the corner found Cruz just outside the box in the 6th minute. Cruz did the rest with an outside-foot slice past the keeper (highlights). The early strike was the only goal for the visitors in a 1-1 draw at IK Start. Bodø/Glimt remains last on the table despite the result.

Bob Bradley’s Stabæk club is off to a great start in the Tippeligaen. Cole Grossman put in another 90 minutes in a 4-0 win vs. Sandefjord, as Stabæk won its 6th straight and is second on the league table, trailing Rosenborg only on goal differential.

The Liguilla playoffs got underway in Mexico this week, with several Americans involved. Jonathan Bornstein returned to the lineup for Querétaro after missing 3 weeks with a groin injury. He played 63 minutes in 2-1 first leg win over Veracruz. Edgar Castillo was a surprise exlcusion from Club Atlas’ lineup. He came off the bench to play 12 minutes in a 0-0 draw at Chivas. And Ventura Alvarado was just an observer in Club América’s 3-2 first leg loss at Pachuca.

Things were mostly quiet in England, but Duane Holmes was in action again for Huddersfield Town’s U21 side, this time attempting to win a trophy. He went 90 minutes, and was denied by the keeper on at least one golden scoring chance, but it wasn’t enough as his club fell 3-2 vs. Swansea City U21s in the Professional Development League 2 Final.

A couple of notable injury updates this week:

Alejandro Bedoya is likely to sit out the rest of the 2014-15 season for FC Nantes. There is still concern over the menicus issue he’s been dealing with, so the club is erring on the side of caution, even referencing Bedoya’s summer plans for the 2015 Gold Cup in comments to the media this week (link).

John Anthony Brooks and Hertha BSC still have a relegation battle on their hands in the Bundesliga, but John is expected to miss this weekend’s tilt vs. Eintracht Frankfurt. He left last week’s match after 55 minutes with a bruised hip, and it appears severe enough to force Hertha to make lineup plans without his involvement (link).

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

 

BULGARIA

A FOOTBALL GROUP (First Division)

Bjørn Maars Johnsen (Litex Lovech) – Bjørn started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Litex Lovech’s 1-0 win vs. Botev Plovdiv.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin came off the bench and played 1 minute Wednesday in Jablonec’s 1-0 win vs. Mlada Boleslav.

 

ENGLAND

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Cody Cropper (Southampton U21) – Cody started in goal, played the full 90 minutes, and posted a clean sheet Monday in Southampton U21s’ 2-0 win vs. Leicester City U21s.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland U21) – Lynden started and played 83 minutes Monday in Sunderland U21s’ 1-0 win vs. Chelsea U21s.

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U21) – Andrija started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Reading U21s’ 2-1 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ U21s.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U21) – Gedion started and played 68 minutes Monday in Arsenal U21s’ 3-1 win at Bolton Wanderers’ U21s.

 

U21 PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town U21) – Duane started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Huddersfield Town U21s’ 3-2 loss vs. Swansea City U21s in the Professional Development League 2 Final.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy was on the bench but did not play Thursday in KuPS’ 1-0 loss at RoPS.

Stephen McCarthy (KuPS) – Stephen was on the bench but did not play Thursday in KuPS’ 1-0 loss at RoPS.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS) – Jordan started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in VPS’ 2-0 loss at SJK.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Mariehamn’s 1-0 loss at HJK Helsinki.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Club America’s 3-2 loss at Pachuca in the first leg of the Liguilla quarterfinals.

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan started and played 63 minutes Thursday in Querétaro’s 2-1 win vs. Veracruz in the first leg of the Liguilla quarterfinals.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar came off the bench and played 13 minutes Thursday in Club Atlas’ 0-0 draw at C.D. Guadalajara in the first leg of the Liguilla quarterfinals.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored TWO GOALS (43’ & 91’) Tuesday in Mjøndalen’s 3-2 win vs. Rosenborg.

Danny Cruz (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Danny started, played 58 minutes, and scored a 6th minute GOAL Wednesday in Bodø/Glimt’s 1-1 draw at IK Start.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Start’s 1-1 draw vs. Bodø/Glimt.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played 75 minutes Wednesday in Stabæk’s 4-0 win vs. Sandefjord.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Molde’s 2-1 loss at Lillestrom.

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Vikings’ 2-0 win at Haugesund.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 6th minute ASSIST Wednesday in Bodø/Glimt’s 1-1 draw at IK Start.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Sarpsborg’s 2-2 draw at Ålesund.

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Bærum’s 2-1 win at Nest-Sotra.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s 0-0 draw vs. Shamrock Rovers.

 

SOUTH KOREA

K LEAGUE CHALLENGE (Second Division)

Austin Berry (FC Anyang) – Austin started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Anyang’s 1-1 draw vs. Bucheon FC 1995.

 

SWEDEN

DIVISION 1 SÖDRA (Third Division)

Andrew Stadler (Landskrona) – Andrew started and played 78 minutes Monday in Landskrona’s 1-0 loss vs. Osters.

 

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).

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John exited Hertha’s March 9 match after 55 minutes after suffering a bruised hip. He will likely miss the March 16 match vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (link).

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.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome suffered an ankle injury on April 26 vs. Unterhaching, exiting the match after 19 minutes. He has not yet returned and remains out for the weekend of May 16 (link).

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.

 
Categories: The OT Report
3 Comments
 

The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   May 12, 2015 (5:29 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

AronJo

 

What a weekend it was for Americans overseas: with goals galore, a handful of key assists, and promotion & relegation on the line, there’s lots to digest, so let’s dive straight into it:

Aron Jóhannsson’s made a name for himself primarily by being goal-dangerous in and around the 6-yard box. Perhaps that explains why NAC Breda defenders left him such generous space in the closing minutes on Sunday. AronJo unleashed a blast from beyond 35 yards into the upper left corner, scoring an 88th minute stunner of a game-winner for AZ Alkmaar. His 7th goal of the Eredivisie season gave AZ a 3-2 win. Following Feyenoord’s loss, AZ could still finish 3rd and go straight to the Europa League Qualification Round (highlights).

A far less likely member from the 2014 World Cup squad also found the back of the net this weekend. Timothy Chandler got his head on the end of a finely executed corner kick set piece on Saturday. He timed his run toward goal perfectly following a give-and-go cross into the box. Chandler’s 1st goal of the season (his 5th straight year scoring exactly one goal) put Eintracht Frankfurt ahead 3-0 in the 34th minute, on the way to a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim (highlights). Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Fabian Johnson was correctly credited with an assist on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s final goal Saturday, although Ibrahim Traore did all the heavy lifting (highlights). Gladbach downed Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 and can secure a direct berth to the 2015-16 UCL Group Stage next weekend. Meanwhile, there’s more concerning news for John Brooks, as he was forced out of Hertha BSC’s 2-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund after 55 minutes. He suffered a bruised hip and his status remains in doubt for next week. Hertha remains three points above the drop zone with two to play.

Down a rung in the 2.Bundesliga, we saw a couple of helpers over the weekend. Bobby Wood assisted on FC Erzgebirge Aue’s opening goal in the 23rd minute on Saturday. Aue picked up another key three points in the relegation battle, winning 2-1 at Union Berlin and currently sits 16th (relegation playoff position). Andrew Wooten provided an assist on SV Sandhausen’s 74th minute and final goal of a 4-0 romp at RB Leipzig. SVS continues its strong run since the winter break, posting a 5-2-6 mark (highlights). And at the top of the table, Alfredo Morales’ Ingolstadt stumbled in its bid to both clinch promotion and win the league outright, losing 3-1 at VfL Bochum. FCI could still finish as low as 3rd (promotion playoff position), so there’s work yet to do.

Not to be forgotten in Germany’s 3.Liga, Marc Heider added his 12th goal of the season for Holstein Kiel. His 81st minute tally was the 3rd goal in a 4-0 win vs. Fortuna Köln. Holstein Kiel continues its promotion push and can assure itself at least a playoff match with just one more point, but are still only three points behind table-toppers Arminia Bielefeld with two to play (highlights).

In France, Alejandro Bedoya was missing from FC Nantes’ lineup in a 2-1 loss at Bordeaux. He sat out with what the club described as a “twinge of the lateral meniscus.” We’ll await further details before freaking out about potential Gold Cup implications.

The Liga MX Clausura regular season came to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend, with numerous Yanks fighting for playoff positions, and others merely fighting to remain in the league. Ventura Alvarado made a late sub appearance as Club America beat Edgar Castillo’s Atlas 2-1, with both clubs securing top 4 seeds. Jonathan Bornstein’s still out with an injury, but his Querétaro side made the Liguilla thanks to a 95th minute Ronaldinho PK conversion. The news wasn’t so good for our boys in Tijuana. Joe Corona went 90 and Greg Garza sat out with an injury as the Xolos crashed hard, losing 6-2 at Club León. Tijuana failed to reach the Liguilla after earning just one point over its last seven games. The most dramatic finish of the weekend was in Torréon, where Puebla’s Michael Orozco & Hérculez Gomez held on for dear life with a 2-2 draw at Santos Laguna. La Franja avoided relegation by the narrowest of margins, surviving on the GD tiebreaker following Leones Negros’ 2-0 win at Cruz Azul.

You want more goals? We’ve got ’em.

Center back Rhett Bernstein played the rare role of hero on Saturday in a big way for Mjøndalen IF in Norway. Trailing 3-1 in the second half, Rhett helped begin the rally with an assist in the 73rd minute. Just a minute later, he headed in the game-tying goal off a strangely deep free kick attempt taken from beyond midfield. The game-winner came off yet another free kick in the 90th minute, setting off mass hysteria for the home side’s second win of the young season (highlights).

In Ireland, Jake Keegan scored his second goal of the season for Galway United. His 26th minute strike added an insurance measure for an eventual 2-0 win at Derry City.

Luca De La Torre was a busy guy for Fulham’s youth sides over the weekend. On Friday he came off the bench to play 36 minutes for the U21s in a 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur U21s. Then on Saturday he went 90 for the U18s, scoring a goal in the 72nd minute of a 5-1 win vs. Arsenal U18s.

Shawn Barry put in his second goal of the season in Austria for LASK Linz. His 31st minute goal gave LASK the early lead over Mattersburg in a game that ended in a 2-2 draw (highlights).

Finally, we find a trio of goals in Sweden’s fourth division: Teammates Eddy Prugh and Lewis Ellis each scored for Bodens BK in a 2-1 win vs. Valbo FF (highlights). And Anthony Allison put one home in the 66th minute for Sandvikens, which held up for a 1-0 win against Västerås IK.

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

 

ARMENIA

ARMENIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Brian de la Fuente (Ararat Yerevan) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Ararat Yerevan’s 3-1 loss vs. Ulisses Yerevan.

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played 61 minutes Sunday in Wiener Neustadt’s 4-2 loss vs. Grödig.

 

ERSTE LIGA (Second Division)

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz) – Shawn started, played 71 minutes, and scored a 31st minute GOAL Friday in LASK Linz’s 2-2 draw vs. Mattersburg.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin came off the bench and played 16 minutes Sunday in Jablonec’s 2-0 win vs. Liberec.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 59th minute yellow card Saturday in Esbjerg’s 5-2 win vs. Silkeborg.

 

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 3-0 win vs. Tottenham Hotspur.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Aston Villa’s 1-0 loss vs. West Ham.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 1 save Saturday in Everton’s 2-0 loss vs. Sunderland.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 loss at Stoke City.

 

LEAGUE ONE (Third Division)

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) – Gboly came off the bench and played 24 minutes Sunday in Chesterfield’s 3-0 loss (4-0 agg.) at Preston North End in the League One Promotion Playoff semifinals.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U21) – Luca came off the bench and played 36 minutes Friday in Fulham U21s’ 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur U21s.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham U21) – Emerson started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Fulham U21s’ 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur U21s.

Antonee Robinson (Everton U21) – Antonee started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Everton U21s’ 2-1 win at West Ham U21s.

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U18) – Luca started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 72nd minute GOAL Saturday in Fulham U18s’ 5-1 win vs. Arsenal U18s.

Kyle Scott (Chelsea U18) – Kyle started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Chelsea U18s’ 3-3 draw vs. Manchester City U18s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy was on the bench but did not play Friday in KuPS’ 1-0 win vs. HJK Helsinki.

Stephen McCarthy (KuPS) – Stephen started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in KuPS’ 1-0 win vs. HJK Helsinki.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS) – Jordan came off the bench and played 29 minutes Friday in VPS’ 3-2 win v. Ilves

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Mariehamn’s 2-1 win vs. KTP.

 

FRANCE

LIGUE 1 (First Division)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro was not in the squad Saturday for FC Nantes’ 2-1 loss at Bordeaux. According to the club, he suffered a “twinge of the lateral meniscus.”

 

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started and played 55 minutes before exiting with a hip injury Saturday in Hertha BSC’s 2-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timothy started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 34th minute GOAL Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-1 win vs. Hoffenheim.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the squad Friday for Hamburger SV’s 1-1 draw vs. SC Freiburg.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started at left wing, played 89 minutes, and had an 88th minute ASSIST Saturday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-0 win vs. Bayer Leverkusen.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started and played 73 minutes Sunday in Ingolstadt’s 3-1 loss at VfL Bochum.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started, played 78 minutes, and had a 23rd minute ASSIST Saturday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 2-1 win at Union Berlin.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew came off the bench, played 69 minutes, and had a 74th minute ASSIST Friday in Sandhausen’s 4-0 win at RB Leipzig.

 

3.LIGA (Third Division)

Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund II) – Junior was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Borussia Dortmund II’s 3-0 win at Energie Cottbus.

Marc Heider (Holstein Kiel) – Marc started, played 83 minutes, and scored an 81st minute GOAL Saturday in Holstein Kiel’s 4-0 win vs. Fortuna Köln.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Devante Parker (Mainz 05 II) – Devante started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Mainz II’s 1-1 draw vs. VfL Osnabruck.

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II) – Mario started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 2-1 win vs. FC Kray.

Devann Yao (TSG Neustrelitz) – Devann was not in the squad Sunday for Neustrelitz’s 3-1 loss vs. FC Carl Zeiss Jena.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura came off the bench and played 17 minutes Saturday in Club America’s 2-1 win at Club Atlas.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Club Atlas’ 2-1 loss vs. Club America.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Club Tijuana’s 6-2 loss at Club León.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Chiapas’ 1-0 loss at Querétaro.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg was not in the squad Saturday for Club Tijuana’s 6-2 loss at Club León. He sat out with what is believed to be a minor injury.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc came off the bench and played 9 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-2 draw at Santos Laguna.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-2 draw at Santos Laguna.

Jesús Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesús was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Leones Negros’ 2-0 win at Cruz Azul.

 

ASCENSO MX (Second Division)

Stevie Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa) – Stevie was not in the squad Saturday for Dorados’ 1-0 loss at Atlético San Luis in the 2nd leg of the Ascenso MX Clausura Final. Dorados wins 3-1 aggregate and will face Necaxa in the Super Final for promotion to Liga MX.

 

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE (First Division)

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 88th minute game-winning GOAL Sunday in AZ Alkmaar’s 3-2 win vs. NAC Breda.

Desevio Payne (Groningen) – Desevio was not in the squad Sunday for Groningen’s 1-0 loss vs. PEC Zwolle.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Utrecht’s 2-2 draw vs. Excelsior.

 

EERSTE DIVISIE (Second Division)

Charles Kazlauskas (Helmond Sport) – Charles started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Helmond Sport’s 4-0 loss at Telstar.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett started, played the full 90 minutes, scored TWO GOALS (74’ & 90’), and had a 73rd minute ASSIST Saturday in Mjøndalen’s 4-3 win vs. Tromsø.

Danny Cruz (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Danny started and played 61 minutes Sunday in Bodø/Glimt’s 5-3 loss vs. Strømsgodset.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex started, played 88 minutes, and drew a 28th minute yellow card Sunday in Start’s 4-0 loss at Molde.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Stabæk’s 2-0 win at Valerenga.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Molde’s 4-0 win vs. IK Start.

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Viking’s 1-1 draw vs. Odd.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek came off the bench and played 9 minutes Sunday in Bodø/Glimt’s 5-3 loss vs. Strømsgodset.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Sarpsborg’s 3-0 win vs. Haugesund.

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Bærum’s 3-2 win vs. Levanger.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin was on the bench but did not play Friday in Galway United’s 2-0 win at Derry City.

Jake Keegan (Galway United) – Jake started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored at 26th minute GOAL Friday in Galway United’s 2-0 win at Derry City.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Heath Pearce (IFK Göteborg) – Heath was on the bench but did not play Friday in Göteborg’s 2-0 win at Kalmar.

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

 

DIVISION 1 (Third Division)

David Abidor (Dalkurd FF) – David came off the bench and played 13 minutes Sunday in Dalkurd’s 3-0 win at Motala.

Christian Eissele (Brage) – Christian started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Brage’s 2-1 win vs. Umea FC.

 

DIVISION 2 (Fourth Division)

Anthony Allison (Sandvikens) – Anthony scored a 66th minute GOAL Sunday in Sandvikens’ 1-0 win vs. Västerås IK.

Lewis Ellis (Bodens BK) – Lewis scored a 77th minute GOAL Saturday in Bodens’ 2-1 win vs. Valbo FF.

Eddy Prugh (Bodens BK) – Eddy scored a 61st minute penalty GOAL Saturday in Bodens’ 2-1 win vs. Valbo FF.

 

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).

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan suffered a torn right hamstring in late April and is expected to be out three weeks, which means he will miss the rest of the 2015 Clausura season unless Querétaro advances deep into the Liguilla (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).

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John exited Hertha’s March 9 match after 55 minutes after suffering a bruised hip. He remains questionable for the March 16 match vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (link).

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

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.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome suffered an ankle injury on April 26 vs. Unterhaching, exiting the match after 19 minutes. He has not yet returned and remains questionable for this weekend (link).

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).

 

 
Categories: The OT Report
No Comments
 

The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   May 8, 2015 (2:50 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

Viking

 

As most leagues across Europe are winding down, things are just getting rolling in Norway. That meant lots of NM (Norwegian) Cup action this week, with plenty of Americans involved in the Second Round of play.

Former New England Revolution defender A.J. Soares opened his account with Viking FK on Thursday. He helped pile on hapless 4th-tier side Varegg by tacking on a final 90th minute goal in a 9-0 rout (highlights).

Two American goalkeepers saw their first action this season on Thursday. Ethan Horvath posted a clean sheet in Molde FK’s 2-0 win at 3rd-tier Træff. Not to be outdone, Quentin Westberg posted a shutout in goal as Sarpsborg 08 won 3-0 at 3rd-tier Grorud.

In Wednesday’s NM Cup play, defender Zarek Valentin went 90 as Bodø/Glimt picked up its first win across all competitions, advancing with a narrow 1-0 win at 3rd-tier FK Mjølner. Meanwhile, Bobby Warshaw played 30 minutes off the bench, entering at the start of extra time as 2nd-tier Bærum earned a dramatic 3-2 win with a 118th minute goal at 3rd-tier Elverum.

Things didn’t go quiet so smoothly for Mjøndalen’s Rhett Bernstein. He picked up a red card in the 29th minute at 4th-tier Ørn-Horten. His club fell behind in the 2nd half, pulled level again, and survived extra time before advancing 4-3 on penalties.

It was a much worse day for Alex DeJohn’s IK Start. He started and went 90 as his club was blitzed 4-0 at 3rd-tier side Vindbjart FK, becoming the only American eliminated from the tournament thus far.

Onto England! Huddersfield Town’s first team’s season is over, but the U21s carry on. Yes, that means our friend Duane Holmes was at it again. He scored a sweet goal in the 82nd minute Tuesday from a narrow angle, and was on the field the entire 120 minutes of a 5-3 win at Crystal Palace U21s. HTAFC U21s advanced to the Professional Development League 2 Final vs. Swansea City U21s (highlights).

Gedion Zelalem awaits word from FIFA on whether his USMNT paperwork will be cleared in time to play in this summer’s U20 World Cup. He kept busy on Monday by assisting on the game’s only goal for Arsenal U21s in a 1-0 win vs. Brighton & Hove Albion U21s.

In German Regionalliga action, a familiar name to OT Report readers found the back of the net again on Wednesday. Matt Taylor notched his 13th of the season for Saarbrücken in a 4-2 win at Pirmasens. After Saarbrücken fell behind 2-1 in the 81st minute, Taylor tied it in the 86th, before the visitors won it with two goals in stoppage time (highlights).

And finally in Mexico, Amando Moreno did his best to make a final impression on U.S. U20 head coach Tab Ramos, despite a subsequent U20 World Cup snub. Amando added another goal Wednesday for the Tijuana U20s, scoring the insurance goal in the 55th minute for a 2-0 win vs. Monterrey U20s. His teammates Paul Arriola and John Requejo, both headed to New Zealand this summer with the U.S. U20s, each went 90 for the Xolos.

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

 

ENGLAND

LEAGUE ONE (Third Division)

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) – Gboly was on the bench but did not play Thursday in Chesterfield’s 1-0 loss vs. Preston North End in the first leg of the League One Promotion Playoff Semifinals.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur U21) – Cameron was on the bench but did not play Monday in Tottenham Hotspur U21s’ 3-3 draw at Manchester City U21s.

Cody Cropper (Southampton U21) – Cody came off the bench (injury substitution) and played 3 minutes Monday in Southampton U21s’ 1-0 loss at Manchester United U21s.

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U21) – Luca came off the bench and played 21 minutes Monday in Fulham U21s’ 3-1 loss vs. Chelsea U21s.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham U21) – Emerson started and played 69 minutes Monday in Fulham U21s’ 3-1 loss vs. Chelsea U21s.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland U21) – Lynden started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Sunderland U21s’ 1-0 win vs. Everton U21s.

Antonee Robinson (Everton U21) – Antonee started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Everton U21s’ 1-0 loss at Sunderland U21s.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U21) – Gedion started, played 79 minutes, and had a 48th minute ASSIST Monday in Arsenal U21s’ 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion U21s.

 

U21 PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town U21) – Duane started, played the full 120 minutes, and scored an 82nd minute GOAL Tuesday in Huddersfield Town U21s’ 5-3 win at Crystal Palace U21s in the Professional Development League 2 Playoff semifinal.

 

GERMANY

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Ingolstadt’s 1-1 draw vs. Nürnberg.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken) – Matt started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 86th minute GOAL Wednesday in Saarbrücken’s 4-2 win at Pirmasens.

 

MEXICO

U20 LIGA (Youth Division)

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando came off the bench and played 27 minutes Wednesday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 2-0 win vs. Monterrey U20s.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 2-0 win vs. Monterrey U20s.

Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana) – Amando started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 55th minute GOAL Wednesday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 2-0 win vs. Monterrey U20s.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 2-0 win vs. Monterrey U20s.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett started, played 29 minutes before drawing a 29th minute RED CARD Wednesday in Mjøndalen’s 2-2 (4-3 PEN) win at Ørn-Horten in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 78th minute yellow card Wednesday in Start’s 4-0 loss at Vindbjart in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played 69 minutes Wednesday in Stabæk’s 3-1 win at YMCA Oslo in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) –

  • Ethan was on the bench but did not play Monday in Molde’s 2-1 loss at Viking FK.
  • Ethan started in goal, played the full 90 minutes, and kept a clean sheet Thursday in Molde’s 2-0 win at Træff in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) –

  • A. J. started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Viking’s 2-1 win vs. Molde FK.
  • A. J. came off the bench, played 45 minutes, and scored a 90th minute GOAL Thursday in Viking’s 9-0 win at Varegg in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Bodø/Glimt’s 1-0 win at FK Mjølner in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin started in goal, played the full 90 minutes, and kept a clean sheet Thursday in Sarpsborg’s 3-0 win at Grorud in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby came off the bench and played 30 minutes Thursday in Bærum’s 3-2 win at Elverum in the 2nd Round of the NM Cup.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Heath Pearce (IFK Göteborg) – Heath was on the bench but did not play Monday in Göteborg’s 2-1 win vs. Falkenbergs FF.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan suffered a torn right hamstring and is expected to be out three weeks, which means he will miss the rest of the 2015 Clausura season unless Querétaro advances deep into the Liguilla (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).

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff is nursing a tight hamstring and missed Stoke City’s May 2 game at Swansea City. It is hoped that he is available next weekend vs. Tottenham Hotspur (link).

Danny Cruz (Bodø/Glimt) – Danny suffered an injury after being kicked in the face vs. Aalesund FK on May 2 and was subbed off after 23 minutes (link). He missed the NM Cup match on May 6, but could return for the weekend.

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.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome suffered an ankle injury on April 26 vs. Unterhaching, exiting the match after 19 minutes. He has not yet returned and remains out for this weekend (link).

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 León’s game at Puebla on May 2, missed training early this week, and is expected to miss the Clausura finale vs. Tijuana (link).

 
Categories: The OT Report
2 Comments
 

The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   May 5, 2015 (3:34 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

GarzaCastillo

 

Even when American defenders overseas excel at their jobs, it usually happens quietly behind the group effort of a clean sheet. While Greg Garza’s rise to prominence with Club Tijuana and the USMNT certainly hasn’t happened due to his goal-scoring acumen, he put himself in the right spot over the weekend. His first Liga MX goal since November 15, 2012 came in the 45th minute Friday night and gave his club a 1-0 lead at the break. But the Xolos let another one get away, losing 2-1 to Edgar Castillo’s Club Atlas. Tijuana’s earned just one point in its last six games and are suddenly in danger of missing the Liguilla with just one game to play. Meanwhile, Atlas has clinched a playoff spot and could nab the top seed (highlights). In a very different Liga MX battle, Michael Orozco & Hérculez Gomez’s Puebla is back in control of its fate on the Relegation Table. La Franja’s 2-0 win over León combined with Leones Negros’ loss to Veracruz means Puebla will stay up with a result in the final weekend.

The big games seem to bring out the best in Alejandro Bedoya. He was named FC Nantes’ Man of the Match, albeit in a 2-0 loss vs. Paris Saint-Germain (link). You’ll recall his blast earlier in the season vs. PSG: (highlights). Bedoya’s having himself quite a season in Ligue 1, and is arguably the USMNT’s best player overseas at the moment.

The Premier League USMNT goalkeeper showdown did not come to pass this time around. Brad Guzan spent the game on the bench for Aston Villa Saturday and watched his club snag a critical 3-2 win vs. Tim Howard’s Everton. Villa is still just two points above the drop zone with three to play, not to mention the FA Cup Final vs. Arsenal, so Guzan’s motivation to quickly retake the starting job couldn’t be higher.

The season is over for all Yanks in The Championship. Once-again-injured Zak Whitbread’s Derby County was the lone Promotion Playoff hope, but DCFC’s dreams were crushed by Danny Williams’ Reading, losing 3-0 at home in the finale. On the bright side, no Americans were relegated either. The final USMNT-centric table:

  • 8. Derby County, 77 pts (Zak Whitbread)
  • 10. Birmingham City, 63 pts (Jonathan Spector)
  • 12. Charlton Athletic, 60 pts (Oguchi Onyewu)
  • 14. Nottingham Forest, 59 pts (Eric Lichaj)
  • 16. Huddersfield Town, 54 pts (Duane Holmes)
  • 17. Fulham, 52 pts (Emerson Hyndman)
  • 18. Bolton Wanderers, 51 pts (Tim Ream)
  • 19. Reading, 50 pts (Danny Williams)

Speaking of pro/rel, Jon-Paul Pittman and Grimsby Town are trying to earn their way into League Two. Jon-Paul played 11 minutes off the bench Sunday as Grimsby wrapped up its semifinal tie vs. Eastleigh with a 3-0 win (5-1 agg.) and next face Bristol Rovers in the Promotion Playoff Final on May 17 at Wembley.

An American player scored this weekend in the Finnish Veikkausliga, and no, it wasn’t Freddy Adu. Indiana native Jordan Seabrook nabbed his first league goal of the season for VPS in a 3-2 loss to KTP (highlights). Down in the Kakkonen (Finland’s 3rd division), two other Americans got on the scoresheet. Lawrence Smith had the game-winner for GBK Kokkola in a 2-1 win vs. TP-47 (highlights), while Walter Krumholz put home a penalty for Kultsu in a 4-2 win over Futura.

There was a bumper crop of goals in Germany’s Regionalliga over the weekend. Matt Taylor continues to roll, bagging his 12th of the season for Saarbrücken in a 2-0 victory over Hessen Kassel (highlights). Devante Parker scored for Mainz 05 II in a 3-1 win vs. Sonnenhof Großaspach, his 2nd of the season on top of two goals with the U19s (highlights), and Mario Rodriguez added his 5th of the season (3 in his last 5) for Borussia Mönchengladbach II in a 2-2 at RW Oberhausen. At the youth level, Christian Pulisic scored again for the Borussia Dortmund U17s as his club secured the B-Junioren-Bundesliga-West title.

We close out this edition with a couple of goals from the far reaches of European football: In the Armenian Premier League, Brian de la Fuente slotted home a 77th minute penalty for Ararat in a 2-2 draw vs. Banants. And Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Premijer Liga, we find Danijal Brkovic scoring his first goal of the season for Olimpic Sarajevo in a losing effort vs. Celik (highlights).

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

 

ARMENIA

ARMENIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Brian de la Fuente (Ararat) – Brian scored a 77th minute penalty GOAL Sunday in Ararat’s 2-2 draw vs. Banants.

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Wiener Neustadt’s 2-1 loss at FK Austria Wien.

 

ERSTE LIGA (Second Division)

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz) – Shawn started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 32nd minute yellow card Friday in LASK Linz’s 2-1 win at SC Austria Lustenau.

 

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

PREMIJER LIGA (First Division)

Danijal Brkovic (Olimpic Sarajevo) – Danijal started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 7th minute GOAL Saturday in Olimpic Sarajevo’s 2-1 loss vs. Celik.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin came off the bench, played 59 minutes, had a 64th minute ASSIST, and drew a 74th minute yellow card Sunday in Jablonec’s 1-1 draw at Teplice.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Esbjerg’s 2-1 loss at FC København.

 

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff was not in the squad Saturday for Stoke City’s 2-0 loss at Swansea City. He is out with a hamstring issue that is believed to be short term and could return next weekend.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Aston Villa’s 3-2 win vs. Everton.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 1 save Saturday in Everton’s 3-2 loss at Aston Villa.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss vs. Manchester City.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) – Duane was not in the squad Saturday for Huddersfield Town’s scheduled game at Blackpool, though the match was abandoned after 48 minutes due to a fan protest.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson was not in the squad Saturday for Fulham’s 4-2 loss at Norwich City.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the squad Saturday for Charlton Athletic’s 3-0 loss vs. AFC Bournemouth.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Bolton Wanderers’ 1-0 loss vs. Birmingham City.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Birmingham City’s 1-0 win at Bolton Wanderers.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny came off the bench, played 4 minutes, and drew a 93rd minute yellow card Saturday in Reading’s 3-0 win at Derby County.

 

LEAGUE ONE (Third Division)

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) – Gboly came off the bench and played 18 minutes Sunday in Chesterfield’s 1-1 draw at Sheffield United. Chesterfield next faces Preston North End in the Promotion Playoff Semifinals.

Paul Rachubka (Crewe Alexandra) – Paul started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 1 save Sunday in Crewe Alexandra’s 1-0 loss vs. Bradford City.

 

CONFERENCE PREMIER (Fifth Division)

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) – Jon-Paul came off the bench and played 11 minutes Sunday in Grimsby Town’s 3-0 win vs. Eastleigh in the 2nd leg of the Promotion Playoff Semifinals. Grimsby advanced 5-1 aggregate and will face Bristol Rovers in the final for promotion to League Two.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U21) – Andrija started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Reading U21s’ 1-0 win vs. Aston Villa U21s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy started and played 62 minutes Sunday in KuPS’ 1-1 draw at IFK Mariehamn.

Stephen McCarthy (KuPS) – Stephen started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in KuPS’ 1-1 draw at IFK Mariehamn.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS) – Jordan came off the bench, played 45 minutes, and scored a 62nd minute GOAL Sunday in VPS’ 3-2 loss at KTP.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Mariehamn’s 1-1 draw vs. KuPS.

 

KAKKONEN (Third Division)

Lawrence Smith (GBK Kokkola) – Lawrence scored an 88th minute GOAL Saturday in GBK Kokkola’s 2-1 win vs. TP-47.

Walter Kromholz (Kultsu) – Walter scored a 31st minute penalty GOAL Sunday in Kultsu’s 4-2 win at Futura.

 

FRANCE

LIGUE 1 (First Division)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in FC Nantes’ 2-0 loss vs. Paris St-Germain.

 

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Hertha’s 2-1 loss vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss at Werder Bremen.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the squad for Hamburger SV’s 2-1 win at Mainz 05.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started and played 79 minutes Sunday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2-1 win at Hertha BSC.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started and played 87 minutes Sunday in Aue’s 3-1 win vs. Karlsruher SC.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew came off the bench and played 9 minutes Sunday in SV Sandhausen’s 2-2 vs. Heidenheim.

 

3.LIGA (Third Division)

Marc Heider (Holstein Kiel) – Marc started and played 60 minutes Saturday in Holstein Kiel’s 2-2 draw at Arminia Bielefeld.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Devante Parker (Mainz 05 II) – Devante started, played 86 minutes, and scored a 79th minute GOAL Saturday in Mainz II’s 3-1 win vs. Sonnenhof Großaspach.

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II) – Mario started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 14th minute GOAL Sunday in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 2-2 draw at RW Oberhausen.

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken) – Matt started, played 70 minutes, and scored a 21st minute GOAL Saturday in Saarbrücken’s 2-0 win vs. Hessen Kassel.

Devann Yao (TSG Neustrelitz) – Devann was not in the squad Friday for Neustrelitz’s 2-2 draw at Budissa. He was serving a suspension for yellow card accumulation.

 

B-JUNIOREN BUNDESLIGA (Youth Division)

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund U17) – Christian scored a GOAL Saturday in Borussia Dortmund U17s’ 2-1 win vs. Arminia Bielefeld U17s. The U17s clinched the B-Junioren-Bundesliga-West title.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Club America’s 3-1 win vs. Toluca.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Club Atlas’ 2-1 win at Club Tijuana.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe came off the bench and played 21 minutes Friday in in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss vs. Club Atlas.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Chiapas’ 2-0 loss vs. Monterrey.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 45th minute GOAL Friday in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss vs. Club Atlas.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc came off the bench and played 23 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-0 vs. Club León.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-0 win vs. Club León.

Jesús Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesús was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Leones Negros 2-1 loss vs. Veracruz.

William Yarbrough (Club León) – William was not in the squad Saturday for Club León’s 2-0 loss at Puebla. He was injured in a collision in training last week, but is expected to return soon.

 

ASCENSO MX (Second Division)

Stevie Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa) – Stevie was not in the squad Saturday for Dorados’ 3-0 win vs. Atletico San Luis in the first leg of the Ascenso MX Clausura Finals.

 

U20 LIGA (Youth Division)

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana U20) – Fernando started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Tijuana U20s’ 3-0 win vs. Club Atlas U20s.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana U20) – Paul started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Tijuana U20s’ 3-0 win vs. Club Atlas U20s.

Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana U20) – Amando started, played 80 minutes, scored TWO GOALS (9’ & 56’), and drew a 77th minute yellow card Saturday in Tijuana U20s’ 3-0 win vs. Club Atlas U20s.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana U20) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Tijuana U20s’ 3-0 win vs. Club Atlas U20s.

 

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE (First Division)

Desevio Payne (Groningen) – Desevio was not in the squad Sunday for Groningen’s 2-0 win vs. PEC Zwolle in the KNVB (Dutch) Cup Final.

 

EERSTE DIVISIE (Second Division)

Charles Kazlauskas (Helmond Sport) – Charles started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Helmond Sport’s 3-1 win vs. Achilles 29.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Mjøndalen’s 1-0 loss at Stabæk.

Danny Cruz (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Danny started and played 23 minutes before leaving with an injury Sunday in Bodø/Glimt’s 2-0 loss at Aalesund FK.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex came off the bench and played 3 minutes Sunday in Start’s 3-1 win vs. Tromsø.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Stabæk’s 1-0 win vs. Mjøndalen.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Bodø/Glimt’s 2-0 loss at Aalesund FK.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Sarpsborg’s 1-1 draw at Strømsgodset IF.

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Bærum’s 0-0 draw at Ranheim.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin was on the bench but did not play Friday in Galway United’s 4-1 loss vs. St Patrick’s Athletic.

Jake Keegan (Galway United) – Jake started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Galway United’s 4-1 loss vs. St Patrick’s Athletic.

Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan came off the bench and played 9 minutes Sunday in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s 4-1 win at Galway United.

 

SOUTH KOREA

K LEAGUE CHALLENGE (Second Division)

Austin Berry (FC Anyang) – Austin started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in FC Anyang’s 0-0 draw at Gangwon.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Matt Pyzdrowski (Helsingborgs IF) – Matt was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Helsingborg’s 3-1 loss at Malmö FF.

 

DIVISION 1 NORRA (Third Division)

David Abidor (Dalkurd FF) – David was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Dalkurd’s 2-1 win vs. Brage.

Christian Eissele (Brage) – Christian started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Brage’s 2-1 loss at Dalkurd FF.

 

DIVISION 1 SÖDRA (Third Division)

Andrew Stadler (Landskrona) – Andrew came off the bench and played 34 minutes Friday in Landskrona’s 3-0 loss at Eskilsminne.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan suffered a torn right hamstring and is expected to be out three weeks, which means he will miss the rest of the 2015 Clausura season unless Querétaro advances deep into the Liguilla (link).

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7. There is no timetable for his return, but is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He has begun running again, but is still a long way from returning to action and his goal is to be back for the 2015-16 preseason (link).

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff is nursing a tight hamstring and missed Stoke City’s May 2 game at Swansea City. It is hoped that he is available next weekend vs. Tottenham Hotspur (link).

Danny Cruz (Bodø/Glimt) – Danny suffered an injury after being kicked in the face vs. Aalesund FK on May 2 and was subbed off after 23 minutes. It is undetermined if he will be forced to miss any additional time (link).

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 been cleared to return to full training and reportedly could see action sometime in May (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.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome suffered a shin injury on April 26 vs. Unterhaching, exiting the match after 19 minutes. He remains out after missing last weekend’s action (link).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric suffered a groin injury and left the match after 62 minutes on April 25 at Ipswich Town. He also missed Nottingham Forest’s final regular game vs. Cardiff City (link).

Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town) – Will suffered a hamstring injury and left the match after 53 minutes on April 6 vs. Stevenage and did not return before the end of the season (link).

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).

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak suffered a hamstring injury on April 18 at Huddersfield Town, leaving the match after 27 minutes and missed the final two games of the season (link).

William Yarbrough (Club León) – William suffered an undisclosed abdominal injury from an on-field collision in training on April 29. He missed León’s game at Puebla on May 2 but is expected to return for next week (link).

 
Categories: The OT Report
No Comments
 

The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   May 1, 2015 (11:32 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

 

While most American soccer fans were rooting for the Montreal Impact Wednesday night, there was a USMNT player across the field looking to lift a trophy himself. Defender Ventura Alvarado started and went the distance for Club America on the way to a 4-2 win, winning the CONCACAF Champions League Final 5-3 on aggregate. Ventura became just the second U.S. player to win the tournament (after Jose Torres with Pachuca) and will head to Japan in December for the FIFA Club World Cup (highlights).

Bobby Wood’s future with FC Erzegebirge Aue is still to be determined, as rumors of a summer return to 1860 Munich have been floated. In the meantime, he and his club are embroiled in a tight relgation battle. Bobby did his part on Monday, pulling his club level at 1-1 in the 11th minute at Eintracht Braunschweig. His 3rd goal of the season wasn’t nearly enough, however, as Aue went on to lose 4-2. With four games to play, Aue sits last (out of 18) on the 2.Bundesliga table, though just three points separate them from 14th place (highlights).

The Norwegian Tippeligaen season has kicked into full gear. Former Columbus and Real Salt Lake midfielder Cole Grossman is off to a strong start with Stabæk. He notched his second goal in five games Thursday, providing an insurance goal in the 45th minute of a 2-0 win at Tromsø. Stabæk is 5th on the league table after a promising 3-1-1 start (highlights).

Elsewhere in Norway, a couple of Americans featured for Bodø/Glimt on Thursday. Defender Zarek Valentin started again, played 90 minutes, and picked up an assist in the 84th minute. Meanwhile, teammate Danny Cruz made his debut with the club following a preseason injury setback, subbing on at halftime. In the end, the 2-1 loss vs. Haugesund was another disappointing result, as winless Bodø/Glimt (0-4-1) sits last on the table in the young season (highlights).

As is often the case, the most noteworthy midweek action from England comes from the youth sides. Andrija Novakovich is becoming a prominently featured player for Reading’s U21s. He started, playing 76 minutes, and scored for the second straight game, helping his club to a 3-0 victory over the Stoke City U21s (highlights). Just down the road in London, Luca De La Torre made a 23-minute substitute appearance for the Fulham U21s. His 90th minute assist helped save some face in a 4-1 loss vs. Manchester United’s U21s. In fairness, it should be noted that Robin Van Persie started and scored two goals for the visitors (highlights).

And finally, while it’s been a disappointing season in regards to the league table for Tim Ream and Bolton Wanderers, he picked up a pair of individual honors this week. He was named Player of the Year by both the club and its supporters. It’s the second straight year he’s received the latter award (link). And then he texted a photo of himself with the trophies to Jürgen Klinsmann. Just kidding. (Or am I?)

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

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Jablonec’s 2-1 win at Mlada Boleslav.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Esbjerg’s 1-0 loss (losing 2-1 agg) vs. FC København in the 2nd leg of the Danish Cup semifinals.

 

ENGLAND

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second Division)

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 68th minute yellow card Monday in Bolton Wanderers’ 3-0 loss at AFC Bournemouth.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny was not in the squad Tuesday for Reading’s 2-1 loss at Rotherham United.

 

CONFERENCE PREMIER (Fifth Division)

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) – Jon-Paul came off the bench and played 14 minutes Thursday in Grimsby Town’s 2-1 win at Eastleigh in Leg 1 of the Conference Premier Promotion Playoff semifinals.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Cody Cropper (Southampton U21) – Cody was on the bench but did not play Monday in Southampton U21s’ 2-0 loss vs. Chelsea U21s.

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U21) – Luca came off the bench, played 23 minutes, and had a 90th minute ASSIST Tuesday in Fulham U21s’ 4-1 loss vs. Manchester United U21s.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland U21) – Lynden started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Sunderland U21s’ 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur U21s.

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U21) – Andrija started, played 76 minutes, and scored a 34th minute GOAL Monday in Reading U21s’ 3-0 win vs. Stoke City U21s.

Antonee Robinson (Everton U21) – Antonee was on the bench but did not play Thursday in Everton U21s’ 3-1 loss vs. Liverpool U21s.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U21) – Gedion started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Arsenal U21s’ 3-0 loss at West Brom U21s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Jordan Seabrook (VPS) – Jordan started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in VPS’s 1-0 loss vs. Mariehamn.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Mariehamn’s 1-0 win at VPS.

 

GERMANY

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 11th minute GOAL Monday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 4-2 loss at Eintracht Braunschweig.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II) – Mario started and played 70 minutes Tuesday in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 3-1 loss at Rodinghausen.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Club America’s 4-2 (5-3 agg.) win vs. Montreal Impact in the CONCACAF Champions League Finals.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Mjøndalen’s 4-1 loss vs. Lillestrom.

Danny Cruz (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Danny came off the bench and played 45 minutes Thursday in Bodø/Glimt’s 2-1 loss vs. Haugesund.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex came off the bench and played 24 minutes Thursday in Start’s 3-2 loss at Rosenborg.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 45th minute GOAL Thursday in Stabæk’s 2-0 win at Tromsø.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Molde’s 3-1 win vs. Stromsgodset.

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Vikings’ 2-1 win at Sandefjord.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek started, played the full 90 minutes, and had an 84th minute ASSIST Thursday in Bodø/Glimt’s 2-1 loss vs. Haugesund.

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

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Bærum’s 1-0 win vs. Honefoss.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Heath Pearce (IFK Göteborg) – Heath was on the bench but did not play Thursday in Göteborg’s 0-0 draw at Gefle.

Matt Pyzdrowski (Helsingborgs IF) – Matt was on the bench but did not play Thursday in Helsingborg’s 2-0 win vs. Sundsvall.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan suffered a torn right hamstring and is expected to be out three weeks, which means he will miss the rest of the 2015 Clausura season unless Querétaro advances deep into the Liguilla (link).

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7. There is no timetable for his return, but is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He has begun running again, but is still a long way from returning to action and his goal is to be back for the 2015-16 preseason (link).

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 been cleared to return to full training and reportedly could see action sometime in May (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.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome suffered a shin injury on April 26 vs. Unterhaching, exiting the match after 19 minutes. His status is questionable for next weekend (link).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric suffered a groin injury and left the match after 62 minutes on April 25 at Ipswich Town. He will miss Nottingham Forest’s final regular game vs. Cardiff City and his season is over (link).

Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town) – Will suffered a hamstring injury and left the match after 53 minutes on April 6 vs. Stevenage. He was initially ruled out of Cheltenham Town’s following three matches (link), but has not yet returned.

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).

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak suffered a hamstring injury on April 18 at Huddersfield Town, leaving the match after 27 minutes. He missed Derby County’s April 25 match at Millwall and will also miss the May 2 finale vs. Reading (link).

 
Categories: The OT Report
No Comments
 

The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   April 28, 2015 (1:46 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

Bedoya

 

It was an eventful weekend for Americans in Europe, and some of the biggest names on our radar were among the biggest noisemakers.

Alejandro Bedoya has had some memorable goals this season, and he added another one to the scrapbook on Saturday. His 88th minute goal bailed out FC Nantes to earn a 1-1 draw at Toulouse. Bedoya got his head on a corner kick and nodded it home at the near post for his 4th goal of the season across all competitions. Nantes is back into the top half of the Ligue 1 table, looking to end the campaign on a high note (highlights).

Fabian Johnson created some even later drama of his own in Germany. His soft touch provided the assist on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s game-winning 90th minute goal vs. Wolfsburg. The 1-0 result guaranteed the Folhenelf, at the very least, a spot in the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League playoff round. More importantly, it vaulted the club back into 3rd place in position to earn a direct pass to the UCL group stage. It also happened to clinch the Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich. (highlights).

Aron Jóhannsson is rounding into great form heading into the 2015 Gold Cup. He notched his 6th goal of his injury-plagued season on Sunday, lifting AZ Alkmaar to a key 2-0 away win at FC Twente. With two games to play, AZ still can catch stumbling Feyenoord for 3rd place on the Eredivisie table, which earns a direct berth to the 2015-16 Europa League qualifying round (highlights).

Mixed results for USMNT goalkeepers in the Premier League: Brad Guzan had a day to forget. His shanked pass in the 3rd minute gave Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero an open net freebie. Aston Villa clawed back level from down 2-0, but ultimately lost a heartbreaker 3-2, and is still very much in danger of relegation. Things went much better for Tim Howard and Everton. Timmy made five saves along the way to a clean sheet and 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Freddy Adu put in his first 90 minute performance Sunday for KuPS in the Suomen (Finnish) Cup quarterfinals. He’s also taking corner kicks for his new club, one of which found the head of a teammate for KuPS’ 2nd goal of a 4-0 rout vs. Keski-Uusimaa. Also advancing to the Suomen Cup semifinals was Brian Span’s Mariehamn club. Brian subbed on at halftime and added an icing-on-the-cake 91st minute goal to make it a 4-1 final over AC Oulu. The semifinal draw takes place on Tuesday.

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

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Wiener Neustadt’s 4-4 draw vs. Sturm Graz.

 

ERSTE LIGA (Second Division)

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz) – Shawn was not in the squad Friday for LASK Linz’s 1-0 win at St. Polten. He was serving a suspension for yellow card accumulation.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Jablonec’s 2-1 win vs. Slavia Prague.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Esbjerg’s 2-0 loss vs. Odense.

 

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE (First Division)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff started at right back and played 87 minutes Saturday in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw vs. Sunderland.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad started, played the full 90 minutes, made 1 save (and one colossal blunder leading to a goal) Saturday in Aston Villa’s 3-2 loss at Manchester City.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 4 saves Sunday in Everton’s 3-0 win vs. Manchester United.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw at Southampton.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) – Duane was not in the squad Saturday for Huddersfield Town’s 2-2 draw vs. Blackburn Rovers.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson was not in the squad Saturday for Fulham’s 4-3 win vs. Middlesbrough.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started and played 62 minutes before leaving with a groin injury Saturday in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 loss at Ipswich Town.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the squad Saturday for Charlton Athletic’s 1-0 loss at Birmingham City.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Birmingham City’s 1-0 win vs. Charlon Athletic.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak was not in the squad Saturday for Derby County’s 3-3 draw at Millwall. He’s out with a hamstring issue and will miss at least one more game, possibly returning if Derby reaches the Promotion Playoffs.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Reading’s 2-0 loss vs. Brentford.

 

LEAGUE ONE (Third Division)

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) – Gboly came off the bench and played 18 minutes Saturday in Chesterfield’s 2-0 loss vs. Bristol City. Chesterfield secured a spot in the League One Promotion Playoffs after Rochdale lost on Saturday.

Paul Rachubka (Crewe Alexandra) – Paul started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 5 saves Saturday in Crewe Alexandra’s 3-1 win at Coventry City.

 

CONFERENCE PREMIER (Fifth Division)

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) – Jon-Paul started, played 65 minutes, and scored a 56th minute GOAL Saturday in Grimsby Town’s 3-1 win vs. Aldershot Town. Grimsby next faces Eastleigh in the two-leg semifinals of the Conference Premier Promotion Playoffs.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U21) – Gedion started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Arsenal U21s’ 3-1 loss vs. Aston Villa U21s.

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U18) – Luca started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Fulham U18s’ 3-0 loss at Norwich City U18s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy started, played the full 90 minutes, and had an (unconfirmed) 21st minute assist off a corner kick Sunday in KuPS’ 4-0 win vs. Keski-Uusimaa in the Suomen Cup semifinals.

Stephen McCarthy (KuPS) – Stephen started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in KuPS’ 4-0 win vs. Keski-Uusimaa in the Suomen Cup semifinals.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian came off the bench, played 45 minutes, and scored a 91st minute GOAL Sunday in Mariehamn’s 4-1 win vs. AC Oulu in the Suomen Cup semifinals.

 

FRANCE

LIGUE 1 (First Division)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 88th minute GOAL Saturday in FC Nantes’ 1-1 draw at Toulouse.

 

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Hertha BSC’s 1-0 loss at Bayern Munich.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 loss at Borussia Dortmund.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the squad Saturday for Hamburger SV’s 3-2 win vs. Augsburg.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started, played the full 90 minutes, and a 90th minute game-winning assist Sunday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 1-0 win vs. Wolfsburg.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Ingolstadt’s 2-2 draw at Union Berlin.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in SV Sandhausen’s 2-0 loss at Nürnberg.

 

3.LIGA (Third Division)

Marc Heider (Holstein Kiel) – Marc started, played 81 minutes, and scored a 69th minute GOAL Saturday in Holstein Kiel’s 2-1 win vs. Chemnitzer FC.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome started and played 19 minutes before leaving the game with an injury Sunday in VfB Stuttgart II’s 3-1 loss vs. Unterhaching.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II) – Mario was not in the squad Friday for Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 2-1 win vs. Bochum II. He was not available after playing 2 days earlier in California for the U.S. U-23s vs. Mexico.

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken) – Matt started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Saarbrücken’s 2-0 loss at Kickers Offenbach.

Devann Yao (TSG Neustrelitz) – Devann started, played 62 minutes, and drew a 46th minute yellow card Sunday in Neustrelitz’s 4-2 loss vs. Auerbach.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Club America’s 1-1 draw at C.D. Guadalajara.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Club Atlas’ 3-2 win vs. Club León.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe came off the bench and played 14 minutes Sunday in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 loss at Toluca.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Chiapas’ 1-0 win at Cruz Azul.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg started, played 62 minutes, and drew a 42nd minute yellow card Sunday in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 loss at Toluca.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc came off the bench and played 24 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-1 loss at Pachuca.

Alonso Hernández (Monterrey) – Alonso was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Monterrey’s 1-0 win vs Morelia.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-1 loss at Pachuca.

Jesús Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesús came off the bench and played 29 minutes Friday in Leones Negros’ 1-0 loss at Santos Laguna.

William Yarbrough (Club León) – William started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 3 saves Saturday in Club León’s 3-2 loss at Club Atlas.

 

ASCENSO MX (Second Division)

Stevie Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa) – Stevie was not in the squad Sunday for Dorados’ 2-1 win vs. Necaxa in the 2nd leg of the Ascenso MX semifinals. Dorados advanced to the finals 4-2 on aggregate.

 

U20 LIGA (Youth Division)

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Tijuana U20s’ 1-0 loss at Toluca U20s.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Tijuana U20s’ 1-0 loss at Toluca U20s.

 

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE (First Division)

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron started, played 73 minutes, and scored a 35th minute GOAL Sunday in AZ Alkmaar’s 2-0 win at FC Twente.

Desevio Payne (Groningen) – Desevio was not in the squad Sunday for Groningen’s 1-1 draw vs. Feyenoord.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio started and played 83 minutes Saturday in FC Utrecht’s 2-0 win at Go Ahead Eagles.

 

EERSTE DIVISIE (Second Division)

Charles Kazlauskas (Helmond Sport) – Charles started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Helmond Sport’s 2-0 win at Ajax II.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett came off the bench and played 1 minute Saturday in Mjøndalen’s 2-2 draw at Odd.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Start’s 3-2 loss vs. Valerenga.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Stabæk’s 2-0 win at Lillestrom.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Molde’s 0-0 draw at Haugesund.

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. came off the bench and played 19 minutes Saturday in Viking’s 4-1 loss vs. Rosenborg. It was his first action since injuring a knee ligament on March 8 in training.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Bodø/Glimt’s 2-2 draw at Sarpsborg 08.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Sarpsborg’s 2-2 draw vs. Bodø/Glimt.

 

OBOS-LIGAEN (Second Division)

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum) – Bobby started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 57th minute assist Sunday in Bærum’s 4-0 win vs. Hødd.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Galway United’s 5-0 win at Bray Wanderers.

Jake Keegan (Galway United) – Jake started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Galway United’s 5-0 win at Bray Wanderers.

Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan was on the bench but did not play Friday in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s 3-0 win vs. Sligo Rovers.

 

SOUTH KOREA

K LEAGUE CHALLENGE (Second Division)

Austin Berry (FC Anyang) – Austin started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in FC Anyang’s 0-0 draw vs. Gyeongnam.

 

SWEDEN

DIVISION 1 NORRA (Third Division)

David Abidor (Dalkurd FF) – David was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Dalkurd’s 2-1 win vs. Akropolis.

Christian Eissele (Brage) – Christian started, played 77 minutes, and scored a 42nd minute GOAL Sunday in Brage’s 3-0 win vs. Vasalunds.

 

DIVISION 1 SÖDRA (Third Division)

Andrew Stadler (Landskrona) – Andrew started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Landskrona’s 3-0 loss vs Husqvarna.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan suffered a torn right hamstring and is expected to be out three weeks, which means he will miss the rest of the 2015 Clausura season unless Querétaro advances deep into the Liguilla (link).

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7. There is no timetable for his return, but is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He has begun running again, but is still a long way from returning to action and his goal is to be back for the 2015-16 preseason (link).

Danny Cruz (Bodø/Glimt) – Danny suffered an undetermined muscle strain injury on March 22 in a friendly vs. Start. In his debut with Bodø/Glimt, he entered the match in the 64th minute, and pulled up lame just 2 minutes later, subbing out in the 69thminute. Initial expectation was a short-term absence but he has not played since (link).

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 been cleared to return to full training and reportedly could see action sometime in May (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.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome suffered a shin injury on April 26 vs. Unterhaching, exiting the match after 19 minutes. His status is questionable for next weekend (link).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric suffered a groin injury and left the match after 62 minutes on April 25 at Ipswich Town. He will miss Nottingham Forest’s final regular game vs. Cardiff City and his season is over (link).

Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town) – Will suffered a hamstring injury and left the match after 53 minutes on April 6 vs. Stevenage. He was initially ruled out of Cheltenham Town’s following three matches (link), but has not yet returned.

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).

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak suffered a hamstring injury on April 18 at Huddersfield Town, leaving the match after 27 minutes. He missed Derby County’s April 25 match at Millwall and will also miss the May 2 finale vs. Reading (link).

 
Categories: The OT Report
1 Comment
 

The OT Report – Dos A Cero Edition
   April 17, 2015 (12:57 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

EdgarCastillo

 

While all eyes in the USMNT Universe were rightfully focused on the Alamodome Wednesday night, bearing witness to the eighth “Dos a Cero” since 2000, there were, in fact, other Americans in action this week. Let’s take a look around at those who weren’t in San Antonio:

Edgar Castillo continues to do work for Club Atlas. His prowess on the defensive side usually isn’t highlight reel material, but he made a huge contribution in the final third Wednesday night. His 40th minute assist set up the only goal of the night, which proved to be enough to beat Brazilian giants Atletico Mineiro, and kept Atlas alive in Copa Libertadores Group 1. The Zorros’ odds are long (will likely require a 4-0 win at Colombian club Santa Fe), but they’re not done yet, and Edgar keeps making his case for another USMNT call (highlights).

The only goal so far this week was found in Finland, where Brian Span’s 16th minute strike gave IFK Mariehamn the early lead Thursday, and held up as the eventual gamewinner in a 2-0 win over Ilves. It was Brian’s third goal of the season in all competitions, and Mariehamn advanced to the quarterfinals of the Suomen (Finnish) Cup (highlights).

The Suomen Cup also gave us the start of Freddy Adu’s next adventure. He was on the bench Wednesday (here’s proof) for KuPS in a 2-1 vs. Lahti, where his club advanced to the quarterfinals. According to his manager, the substitutions were defensive-oriented for tactical reasons, so we should expect Freddy to actually play at some point soon (link).

The midweek action in England gave us several players returning from injury:

Danny Williams was back on the field after missing Reading’s last three matches. He picked up a knock while with the USMNT in March. He played 31 minutes off the bench Tuesday in a 1-0 loss vs. first-place Bournemouth, and appears to be ready to go for Reading’s massive FA Cup semifinal vs. Arsenal on Saturday.

The only American still involved in The Championship’s heated promotion race is Zak Whitbread. He made his first start since October, going the distance in Derby County’s 4-0 shellacking of cellar dwellars Blackpool. The win kept the Rams in 5th place, but most importantly, four points ahead of 7th place Brentford with three games to play. DCFC could lock up a spot in the Promotion Playoffs as early as Saturday.

After making his first game day roster in many months last week, Mark Pelosi finally got some game action. He played 30 minutes off the bench for Liverpool’s U21 side, albeit in a 2-1 loss vs. Leicester City U21s.

And yet one more injury returnee this week: Conor O’Brien was back on the field for Wiener Neustadt. He’s fully recovered from a broken rib suffered on March 7. He got the start and went 90 Wednesday in a 3-1 loss at Altach. Neustadt still has a fierce relegation battle ahead in the Austrian Bundesliga. The club is just one point ahead of last-place Admira with eight still to play; only one team will drop.

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

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Wiener Neustadt’s 3-1 loss at Altach.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin started, played 74 minutes and drew a 44th minute yellow card Tuesday in Jablonec’s 2-0 win vs. Sparta Prague.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Esbjerg’s 1-1 draw vs. FC Copenhagen in the first leg of the Danish Cup semifinals.

 

ENGLAND

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second Division)

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson was not in the squad Wednesday for Fulham’s 1-1 draw vs. Rotherham United.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Nottingham Forest’s 3-1 loss vs. Watford.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the squad Tuesday for Charlton Athletic’s 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Bolton Wanderer’s 1-1 draw vs. Charlton Athletic.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan was on the bench but did not play Tuesday in Birmingham City’s 2-2 draw vs. Blackburn Rovers.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Derby County’s 4-0 win vs. Blackpool. It was his first start since October after a long injury layoff.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny came off the bench and played 31 minutes Tuesday in Reading’s 1-0 loss vs. Bournemouth. He returned after missing the previous three games with an injury picked up while with the USMNT in March.

 

LEAGUE ONE (Third Division)

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) – Gboly came off the bench and played 28 minutes Tuesday in Chesterfield’s 6-0 win vs. Colchester United.

Paul Rachubka (Crewe Alexandra) – Paul started in goal, played the full 90 minutes, and made 8 saves Tuesday in Crewe Alexandra’s 1-1 draw at Peterborough United.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (Youth Division)

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland U21) – Lynden started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Sunderland U21s’ 0-0 draw vs. Norwich City U21s.

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U21) – Andrija came off the bench and played 22 minutes Monday in Reading U21s’ 1-0 win at Arsenal U21s.

Marc Pelosi (Liverpool U21) – Mark came off the bench and played 30 minutes Monday in Liverpool U21s’ 3-1 loss vs. Leicester City U21s.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U21) – Gedion was on the bench but did not play Monday in Arsenal U21s’ 1-0 loss vs. Reading U21s.

 

U21 PREMIER DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town U21) – Duane started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Huddersfield Town U21s’ 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest U21s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Freddy Adu (KuPS) – Freddy was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in KuPS’ 2-1 win vs. Lahti in the Suomen (Finnish) Cup 6th Round.

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and scored a 16th minute GOAL Thursday in Mariehamn’s 2-0 win at Ilves in the Suomen (Finnish) Cup 6th Round.

 

GERMANY

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken) – Matt started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Saarbrücken’s 0-0 draw at FC Kaiserslautern II.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 39th minute ASSIST Wednesday in Club Atlas’ 1-0 vs. Atletico Mineiro (Brazil) in Copa Libertadores Group 1 play.

 

ASCENSO MX (Second Division)

Emanuel Guzman (Mérida) – Manny started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 25th minute yellow card Wednesday in Mérida’s 1-1 draw at Necaxa in the first leg of the Clausura Liguilla quarterfinals.

Stevie Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa) – Stevie was not in the squad Thursday for Dorados’ 0-0 draw at Alebrijes in the first leg of the Clausura Liguilla quarterfinals.

 

SOUTH KOREA

K LEAGUE CHALLENGE (Second Division)

Austin Berry (FC Anyang) – Austin was not in the squad Wednesday for FC Anyang’s 2-2 draw at Daegu FC.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7. There is no timetable for his return, but is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He has begun running again, but is still a long way from returning to action and his goal is to be back for the 2015-16 preseason (link).

Danny Cruz (Bodø/Glimt) – Danny suffered an undetermined muscle strain injury on March 22 in a friendly vs. Start. In his debut with Bodø/Glimt, he entered the match in the 64th minute, and pulled up lame just 2 minutes later, subbing out in the 69thminute. He was held out of the March 29 friendly at Tromsø and it is not known how soon he may return, though it appears to be short-term (link).

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 is training with his club and hopes to back to playing early in the 2015 season (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.

Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town) – Will suffered a hamstring injury and left the match after 53 minutes on April 6 vs. Stevenage. He has been ruled out of Cheltenham Town’s next 3 matches. His earliest possible return is April 25 (link).

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. suffered a knee injury in training on March 8, causing ligament damage that will keep him out 6-8 weeks (link).

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 is expected to take 10 to 12 weeks. He has increased his physical work in rehab and is expected to resume soccer activities in late April, and could return for the Liguilla (if Tigres qualify) or Copa Libertadores knockout rounds (link).

 
Categories: The OT Report
No Comments
 

The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   April 15, 2015 (1:20 AM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

Britain Soccer Premier League

 

It takes a very noteworthy moment to take top billing after a weekend filled with this many Americans scoring goals. When a Major League Soccer Homegrown Player makes his Premier League debut, that surely qualifies. DeAndre Yedlin made his first Premier League appearance for Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, playing right back after entering in the 79th minute. A plethora of Spurs injuries opened the door for this opportunity, so it remains to be seen how many minutes Yedlin snags the rest of the season. But it sure was a beautiful sight to see him on the field. Teammate Brad Friedel made a rare appearance on the bench for Spurs, but it was fellow Yank Brad Guzan who walked off the field in celebration. He posted a clean sheet as Aston Villa took an enormous 3 points, winning 1-0 at White Hart Lane (highlights).

Aron Jóhannsson may not be known for his skills as a playmaker, but he had a breathtakingly good assist over the weekend. In the first minute of play vs. Heerenveen, Aron threaded the needle with a low cross past several defenders in the box, setting up a goal that gave AZ Alkmaar an early lead. He left the match after 67 minutes with the scored tied 2-2, but the wheels fell off from there, with AZ losing by a 5-2 final (highlights).

Alfredo Morales also notched an assist, setting up Ingolstadt’s only goal in an important 1-0 win over Heidenheim. FCI continues to lead the 2.Bundesliga, increasing the gap to 5 points with six games to play.

How about those goals, you ask? They were all to be found well below the first division, mostly in Germany:

In Regionalliga action, Devann Yao was at it again for TSG Neustrelitz. He scored his 5th of the season, and his 3rd in just over a month, helping his club to a 3-0 win over Berliner AK 07 (highlights). Not to be outdone was Mario Rodriguez, who scored for the second straight game. His 4th goal of the season guided Borussia Mönchengladbach II to a 3-0 win vs. Wiedenbrück.

Borussia Dortmund’s youth sides provided several American goals. Junior Flores was on the scoresheet for the U19s in a 3-0 over the Bonner SC U19s (highlights). Meanwhile, Christian Pulisic bagged two goals for the U17s in a 9-1 pummeling of the Euskirchener TSC U17s (highlights).

Skipping back over to England, Luca De La Torre found the back of the net again for Fulham’s U18s. He followed up his brace from weeks ago with the lone goal in a 1-1 draw vs. the Newcastle United U18s.

And finally, a little closer to home in Mexico, Paul Arriola scored the only goal for Club Tijuana’s U20s on Friday in 1-1 draw vs. the Querétaro U19s.

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

 

AUSTRIA

ÖSTERREICHISCHE BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Wiener Neustadt’s 1-0 loss vs. SV Ried. It was his first game action since suffering a broken rib on March 7.

 

ERSTE LIGA (Second Division)

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz) – Shawn started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in LASK Linz’s 2-0 loss vs. FAC Wien.

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

SYNOT LIGA (First Division)

Nermin Crnkic (Jablonec) – Nermin was on the bench but did not play Friday in Jablonec’s 4-0 win vs. Hradec Kralove.

 

DENMARK

SUPERLIGA (First Division)

Ryan Laursen (Esbjerg) – Ryan started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Esbjerg’s 3-1 loss at Hobro IK.

 

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 1-1 draw at West Ham.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad started, played the full 90 minutes, made 3 saves and earned a clean sheet Saturday in Aston Villa’s 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur.

Brad Friedel (Tottenham Hotspur) – Brad was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss vs. Aston Villa.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 2 saves Saturday in Everton’s 1-1 draw at Swansea City.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre came off the bench and played 11 minutes Saturday in Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss vs. Aston Villa, making his Premier League debut.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) – Duane was not in the squad Saturday for Huddersfield Town’s 1-0 loss at Nottingham Forest.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson was not in the squad Friday for Fulham’s 2-2 draw vs. Wigan Athletic.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win vs. Huddersfield Town.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the squad Saturday for Charlton Athletic’s 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-1 loss vs. Norwich City.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan came off the bench and played 17 minutes Saturday in Birmingham City’s 2-1 win vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak came off the bench and played 12 minutes Saturday in Derby County’s 1-1 draw vs. Brentford.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny was not in the squad Saturday for Reading’s 0-0 draw vs. Blackburn Rovers.

 

LEAGUE ONE (Third Division)

Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield) – Gboly started and played 70 minutes Saturday in Chesterfield’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley.

Paul Rachubka (Crewe Alexandra) – Paul started in goal and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Crewe Alexandra’s 1-1 draw vs. Leyton Orient.

 

CONFERENCE PREMIER (Fifth Division)

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) – Jon-Paul came off the bench and played 11 minutes Saturday in Grimsby Town’s 1-0 vs. Wrexham.

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (Youth Division)

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U18) – Luca started, played the full 90 minutes and scored a 19th minute GOAL Saturday in Fulham U18s’ 1-1 draw at Newcastle United U18s.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U18) – Gedion started and played 60 minutes Saturday in Arsenal U18s’ 2-1 loss at Bolton Wanderers U18s.

 

FINLAND

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (First Division)

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Mariehamn’s 1-1 draw at Jaro.

 

FRANCE

LIGUE 1 (First Division)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 68th minute yellow card Sunday in FC Nantes’ 1-0 loss at Saint-Étienne.

 

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA (First Division)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Hertha BSC’s 1-1 draw at Hannover 96.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-0 loss at Bayern Munich.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the squad Saturday for Hamburger SV’s 2-0 loss vs. Wolfsburg.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started and played 70 minutes Saturday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-1 win vs. Borussia Dortmund.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started, played the full 90 minutes and had a 27th minute assist Friday in Ingolstadt’s 1-0 win at Heidenheim.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 1-0 loss vs. SV Sandhausen. It was his first time back in the 18 since he tore his MCL on February 20.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew started and played 89 minutes Sunday in SV Sandhausen’s 1-0 win at Erzgebirge Aue.

 

3.LIGA (Third Division)

Marc Heider (Holstein Kiel) – Marc started and played 80 minutes Saturday in Holstein Kiel’s 1-0 win vs. Mainz 05 II.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart II) – Jerome started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in VfB Stuttgart II’s 2-1 loss vs. Duisburg.

 

REGIONALLIGA (Fourth Division)

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II) – Mario started, played 85 minutes, scored a 42nd minute GOAL, and drew a 76th minute yellow card Friday in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 3-0 win vs. Wiedenbrück.

Devann Yao (TSG Neustrelitz) – Devann started, played the full 90 minutes and scored a 42nd minute GOAL Sunday in TSG Neustrelitz’s 3-0 win at Berliner AK 07.

 

A-JUNIOREN BUNDESLIGA (Youth Division)

Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund U19) – Junior started and scored a 41st minute GOAL Sunday in Borussia Dortmund U19s’ 3-0 win vs. Bonner SC U19s.
B-JUNIOREN BUNDESLIGA (Youth Division)

Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund U17) – Christian started and score TWO GOALS (22’ & 80’) Sunday in Borussia Dortmund U17s’ 9-1 win vs. Euskirchener TSC U17s.

 

MEXICO

LIGA MX (First Division)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura came off the bench and played 20 minutes Saturday in Club America’s 1-1 draw at Monterrey.

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Querétaro 2-1 win vs. Club Tijuana.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew a 72nd minute yellow card Sunday in Club Atlas’s 0-0 draw at Toluca.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe started and played 56 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss at Querétaro.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel was on the bench but did not play Friday in Chiapas’ 4-3 loss at Santos Laguna.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss at Querétaro.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros.

Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana) – Alejandro came of the bench, played 15 minutes, drew an 84th minute yellow card and a 91st minute red card (2nd yellow) Friday in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss at Querétaro.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael started, played the full 90 minutes, and drew an 18th minute yellow card Saturday in Puebla’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros.

Jesús Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesús started and played 53 minutes Saturday in Leones Negros’ 1-1 draw vs. Puebla.

William Yarbrough (Club León) – Williams started, played the full 90 minutes, and made 1 save Sunday in Club León’s 1-0 loss at C.D. Guadalajara.

 

ASCENSO MX (Second Division)

Enrique Cárdenas (Atlante) – Enrique was not in the squad Friday for Atlante’s 2-0 loss at Lobos BUAP.

Sonny Guadarrama (Atlante) – Sonny was not in the squad Friday for Atlante’s 2-0 loss at Lobos BUAP.

Emanuel Guzman (Mérida) – Manny started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Mérida’s 1-1 draw vs. Dorados de Sinaloa.

Julio Morales (Coras de Tepic) – Julio was on the bench but did not play Friday in Coras de Tepic’s 3-0 loss vs. Alebrijes Oaxaca.

Stevie Rodriguez (Dorados de Sinaloa) – Stevie started and played 75 minutes Saturday in Dorados’ 1-1 draw at Mérida.

 

U20 LIGA (Youth Division)

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 27th minute GOAL Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 at Querétaro U20s.

Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana) – Amando started and played 70 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 at Querétaro U20s.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 at Querétaro U20s.

 

NETHERLANDS

EREDIVISIE (First Division)

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron started, played 67 minutes, and had a 1st minute assist Saturday in AZ Alkmaar’s 5-2 loss at Heerenveen.

Desevio Payne (Groningen) – Desevio was not in the squad Sunday for Groningen’s 3-2 win vs. Cambuur.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in FC Utrecht’s 2-0 loss at ADO Den Haag.

 

EERSTE DIVISIE (Second Division)

Charles Kazlauskas (Helmond Sport) – Charles started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Helmond Sport’s 7-0 loss at Roda.

 

NORWAY

TIPPELIGAEN (First Division)

Rhett Bernstein (Mjøndalen IF) – Rhett came off the bench and played 4 minutes Saturday in Mjøndalen’s 1-1 draw at Stromsgodset.

Alex DeJohn (IK Start) – Alex started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Start’s 2-1 win vs. Sandefjord.

Cole Grossman (Stabæk) – Cole started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Stabæk’s 2-0 loss at Odd.

Ethan Horvath (Molde FK) – Ethan was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Molde’s 3-1 win at Bodø/Glimt.

Zarek Valentin (FK Bodø/Glimt) – Zarek was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Bodø/Glimt’s 3-1 loss vs. Molde.

Quentin Westberg (Sarpsborg 08 FF) – Quentin was on the bench but did not play Friday in Sarpsborg’s 1-1 draw vs. Valerenga.

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION (First Division)

Kevin Garcia (Galway United) – Kevin started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Galway United’s 1-0 loss vs. Sligo Rovers.

Jake Keegan (Galway United) – Jake started and played 70 minutes Friday in Galway United’s 1-0 loss vs. Sligo Rovers.

Morgan Langley (St. Patrick’s Athletic) – Morgan was on the bench but did not play Friday in St. Patrick’s Athletic’s 0-0 draw vs. Cork City.

 

SOUTH KOREA

K LEAGUE CHALLENGE (Second Division)

Austin Berry (FC Anyang) – Austin was not in the starting lineup Saturday for FC Anyang’s 2-0 win vs. Woosuk University in the Korea Republic FA Cup 3rd Round.

 

SWEDEN

ALLSVENSKAN (First Division)

Heath Pearce (IFK Göteborg) – Heath was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Göteborg’s 1-0 loss vs. Malmö FF.

Matt Pyzdrowski (Helsingborgs IF) – Matt was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Helsingborg’s 2-1 win at Halmstad. He returned to the squad after injuring a foot ligament on March 16, but may need to win back the starting goalkeeper job.

 

DIVISION 1 NORRA (Third Division)

David Abidor (Dalkurd FF) – David was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Dalkurd’s 3-0 win vs. Vasalunds.

 

DIVISION 1 SÖDRA (Third Division)

Andrew Stadler (Landskrona) – Andrew started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Landskrona’s 1-0 loss vs. Oddevold.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig) – Terrence is recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, LCL and meniscus suffered on December 7. There is no timetable for his return, but is expected to miss the rest of the 2014-15 season. He has begun running again, but is still a long way from returning to action and his goal is to be back for the 2015-16 preseason (link).

Danny Cruz (Bodø/Glimt) – Danny suffered an undetermined muscle strain injury on March 22 in a friendly vs. Start. In his debut with Bodø/Glimt, he entered the match in the 64th minute, and pulled up lame just 2 minutes later, subbing out in the 69thminute. He was held out of the March 29 friendly at Tromsø and it is not known how soon he may return, though it appears to be short-term (link).

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 is training with his club and hopes to back to playing early in the 2015 season (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.

Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town) – Will suffered a hamstring injury and left the match after 53 minutes on April 6 vs. Stevenage. He has been ruled out of Cheltenham Town’s next 3 matches. His earliest possible return is April 25 (link).

A.J. Soares (Viking FK) – A.J. suffered a knee injury in training on March 8, causing ligament damage that will keep him out 6-8 weeks (link).

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 is expected to take 10 to 12 weeks. He has increased his physical work in rehab and is expected to resume soccer activities in late April, and could return for the Liguilla (if Tigres qualify) or Copa Libertadores knockout rounds (link).

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny returned from the March International Break with a still-undisclosed injury. He missed Reading’s April 7 match vs. Blackpool, and April 11 vs. Blackburn Rovers (link).

 
Categories: The OT Report
No Comments
 

 
« Older Entries