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The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   February 26, 2015 (8:52 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

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Hérculez Gómez is having a happy return to his old stomping grounds. While the starts in league play have been slow in coming, he’s making the most of his opportunities in Copa MX. Tuesday night at Toluca, Herc busted out with a first half brace, both goals coming off great runs in behind the defense (highlights). Since rejoining Puebla at the start of the 2015 Clausura, he has five goals in just eight appearances, four of those goals coming in the domestic cup. Puebla would go on to lose the game 4-3, but still lead Group 5 and are in good position to advance, much thanks to Herc. Elsewhere in Copa MX, Amando Moreno and Paul Arriola came off the bench in Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negroes. Gabriel Farfán got another start for Chiapas in a 3-0 win at Pumas. Both Jaguares and Xolos lead their respective groups with a round to play.

Edgar Castillo and Club Atlas had bigger fish to fry down in Brazil. Los Zorros went on the road to face powerful Atlético Mineiro in Round 2 of the Copa Libertadores group stage, and walked away from Belo Horizonte with a shock 1-0 win (highlights). Atlas is now level on 3 points with Chilean club Colo Colo, who they face next week in Santiago.

And in yet another competition involving Mexican clubs this week, Ventura Alvarado started yet again for Club America, this time in CONCACAF Champions League. He went the distance in a 3-0 win at Costa Rica’s Deportivo Saprissa. The Purple Monster gave America a good run before the visitors poured it on late with three goals in six minutes (highlights). CA figures to coast into the semifinals from here with the home leg ahead next week.

Thursday means Europa League, and there were several Yanks in action. Tim Howard got the win and wasn’t tested much as Everton won 3-1 over BSC Young Boys, advancing 7-2 on aggregate. It wasn’t such a pleasant day for Fabian Johnson’s Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Fohlenelf fell 3-2 at home vs. Sevilla, bowing out of the tournament with a 4-2 aggregate loss. DeAndre Yedlin didn’t make the trip to Florence, but there will be fewer fixtures on the upcoming schedule for his Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs lost 2-0 at Fiorentina, and were knocked out 3-1 on aggregate.

Eric Lichaj is playing well, and so is Nottingham Forest. He put in another solid 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over 4th place Bournemouth. Forest is suddenly hot again, earning 13 points in its last five league matches. The club is still 12 points behind a spot in the Promotion Playoffs, but there’s a long way to go yet.

It’s been a while since we heard much from Will Packwood, but he’s making a case for more first team minutes with Birmingham City. On Tuesday he scored a goal with the BCFC U21s in a 2-0 win over the Sheffield Wednesday U21s (link). Will’s only senior team appearance this season came back in September. The senior Blues are winless in eight games, so perhaps opportunity awaits.

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

 

PREMIER LEAGUE (England)

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, played the full 90 minutes and made one save Thursday in Everton’s 3-1 win vs. BSC Young Boys. Everton won the series 7-2 on aggregate and advanced to the Europa League Round of 16.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre did not travel Thursday for Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 loss at Fiorentina. Spurs lost 3-1 on aggregate and are eliminated from the Europa League. He was also not in the squad for the U21 match on Monday.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – 2nd Division)

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started, played the full 90 minutes and had a 33’ yellow card Wednesday in Nottingham Forest’s 2-1 win vs. Bournemouth.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the 18 Tuesday for Charlton Athletic’s 2-0 loss at Derby County. He hasn’t played since going 90 minutes on February 7.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Birmingham City’ 4-2 at Ipswich Town.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny was not in the 18 Tuesday for Reading’s 3-0 loss at Huddersfield Town. Reading made six changes overall, so it appears he just had the day off.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (England – Youth Division)

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur U21) – Cameron started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Tottenham Hotspur U21s’ 0-0 draw vs. Southampton U21s.

Lynden Gooch (Sunderland U21) – Lynden started Monday in Sunderland U21s’ 1-1 draw vs. Manchester United U21s.

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U18) – Andrija started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Reading U21s’ 2-1 loss vs. Blackburn Rovers U21s in the Premier League Cup.

 

U21 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE (England – Youth Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town U21) – Duane started, played the full 90 minutes and had an assist Monday in Huddersfield Town U21s’ 1-0 win vs. Barnsley U21s (highlights).

Will Packwood (Birmingham City U21) – Will started, played the full 90 minutes and scored a GOAL Tuesday in Birmingham City U21s’ 2-0 win vs. Sheffield Wednesday U21s (link).

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (England – Youth Division)

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal U18) – Gedion started, played the full 90 minutes, and had an assist Monday in Arsenal U18s’ 3-2 loss vs. Crewe Alexandra in the FA Youth Cup (link).

 

BUNDESLIGA (Germany)

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian came off the bench and played 12 minutes Thursday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 3-2 loss vs. Sevilla. ‘Gladbach lost the series 4-2 on aggregate and was eliminated from the Europa League.

 

LIGA MX (Mexico)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Club America’s 3-0 win at Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica) in Leg 1 of the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals.

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando was on the bench but did not play Tuesday in Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul came off the bench and played 22 minutes Tuesday in Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Querétaro’s 5-0 win vs. Santos Laguna in Copa MX Group 1 play. Querétaro leads the group with one round to play and is assured of advancing.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Atlas’ 1-0 win at Atlético Mineiro (Brazil) in Copa Libertadores Group 1 play.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe was not in the 18 Tuesday for Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel started and played 70 minutes Tuesday in Chiapas’ 3-0 win at Pumas in Copa MX Group 6. Chiapas leads with one round to play, all four teams still alive.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg was not in the 18 Tuesday for Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc started, played the full 90 minutes and scored TWO goals Tuesday in Puebla’s 4-3 loss at Toluca in Copa MX Group 5. Puebla still leads the group with one round to play.

Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana) – Alejandro was not in the 18 Tuesday for Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana) – Amando came off the bench and played 29 minutes Tuesday in Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael was not in the 18 Tuesday in in Puebla’s 4-3 loss at Toluca in Copa MX Group 5. Puebla still leads the group with one round to play.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John was on the bench but did not play Tuesday in Tijuana’s 1-1 draw at Leones Negros in Copa MX Group 3. Xolos lead group with one round to play.

Jesus Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesus was not in the 18 Tuesday for Leones Negros’ 1-1 draw vs. Tijuana in Copa MX Group 3. Leones Negros are third in the group with one round to play.

 

ASCENSO MX (Mexico – 2nd Division)

Stevie Rodriguez (Doradas de Sinaloa) – Stevie started and played 51 minutes Wednesday in Dorados’ 4-1 loss at Lobos BUAP in Copa MX Group 4. Dorados are second in the group with one round to play.

 

TIPPELIGAEN (Norway)

David Estrada (Stabæk IF) – David started and played 68 minutes Wednesday in Stabæk’s 3-2 friendly loss vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Portland, Oregon. David is just on trial with the club at this time.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro has been suffering from a case of the flu this week. He missed FC Nantes’ game Sunday at Lyon (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.

Cody Cropper (Southampton) – Cody is recovering from a fractured eye socket injury suffered January 12 in a youth match vs. Fulham. He is believed to be nearing a return to game action.

Josh Gatt (Molde) – Josh is still rehabbing from an ACL-related setback suffered in May 2014, following an earlier surgery to repair a torn ACL & LCL. There is no set schedule for his return, though he hopes to back to playing by April.

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.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson is recovering from a broken collarbone suffered on January 24 during a U.S. U-20 World Cup Qualifying match vs. El Salvador. He is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron suffered a minor ankle injury on February 5 at Ajax. It was initially expected that he may only miss one game, but ended up missing three. He returned to training Tuesday and is expected to be available this weekend.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim left on a stretcher after a collision with the goal post on February 20 at Nottingham Forest. He missed Tuesday’s match at Middlesbrough, but could return by the weekend to face Brighton & Hove Albion (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.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak remains sidelined with back and hamstring issues. He started a U21 match January 20 (link), but has not appeared in three U21 matches since. His last senior team appearance was October 25.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby suffered a torn MCL on February 20 vs. Darmstadt 98. He was initially expected to be out at least eight weeks, but may return sooner than first feared. The injury will not be treated surgically, and his meniscus is not damaged as initially suspected. He could return to training within five weeks if there are no complications (link).

 

 
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The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   February 23, 2015 (5:53 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

 

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. We’ve got injuries to deal with.

Just days after we celebrated Bobby Wood’s brace in only his second game with new club FC Erzgebirge Aue, his season may have come to a crashing halt. Wood fell victim to a dangerous tackle Friday vs. Darmstadt 98, forcing him to an early exit. Medical examinations later confirmed that he’d torn his MCL. He’ll be out of commission for at least eight weeks, perhaps longer if further testing reveals a suspected torn meniscus (link). Aue lost a close 1-0 decision and slipped back below the red line.

The news on Tim Ream is significantly better following his scary incident Saturday at Nottingham Forest. He injured his lower back and left the game on a stretcher in the 34th minute following a collision with the goal post. We don’t like to see guys leaving on stretchers. However, the good word came Monday from Bolton Wanderers that scans cleared Ream of any serious injury. He’ll miss Tuesday’s clash at Middlesbrough, but is expected to return to training later this week (link). Bolton went on to lose 4-1. On the other hand, it was a key win for Eric Lichaj’s Forest, who climbed back to 9th on the table, and still harbor designs on getting back in the Promotion Playoffs race.

If it wasn’t injury, it was illness. Alejandro Bedoya’s immune system took a beating from a severe flu attack last week, keeping him out of FC Nantes 1-0 loss at Lyon (link). Fingers crossed for a quick recovery.

Brighter news? How about Jonathan Bornstein’s return? He made his first Liga MX start since October 2012 back when he was with Tigres. He started and went the distance for Querétaro in a 2-1 loss at Monterrey. Elsewhere in Mexico, the American contingent in Tijuana continues to roll. The Xolos are now alone atop the Clausura table following a 1-0 win at Leones Negros. Greg Garza put in 90 minutes and Joe Corona had another 30 minute stint off the bench. The news was also good for Puebla’s resident Yanks as La Franja won 2-1 at Morelia. Michael Orozco with a full 90 for Puebla, though Hérculez Gómez didn’t get off the bench.

In the Eredivisie, 19-year-old South Carolina native Desevio Payne made his first career start. He put in a full 90 in Groningen’s 3-1 loss at Heerenveen, and is emerging as an interesting candidate for the U-20 World Cup roster this summer.

Back to Germany, where the news all-around wasn’t good (Wood’s injury, Julian Green in limbo, Fabian Johnson not playing, Andrew Wooten’s missed penalty), we’ll end with a John Brooks highlight. Nevermind that Hertha BSC lost 2-1 Sunday at Wolfsburg and are in severe danger of relegation. Let’s just appreciate his fine contribution to Hertha’s goal. While not credited with an assist, his chip pass got the sequence started and led to a great goal (highlights). Silver linings.

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

 

AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA (Austria)

Conor O’Brien (Weiner Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Wiener Neustadt’s 3-3 draw at Sturm Graz.

 

PREMIER LEAGUE (England)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff was not in the 18 Saturday in Stoke City’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa. He was serving a suspension following his red card in last weekend’s FA Cup loss at Blackburn.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad started, made 3 saves and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss vs. Stoke City.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started, made 3 saves, but also had two gaffes leading to goals Sunday in Everton’s 2-2 draw vs. Leicester City.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – Second Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) – Duane was not in the 18 Saturday in Huddersfield Town’s 0-0 draw vs. Cardiff City.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Nottingham Forest’s 4-1 win vs. Bolton Wanderers.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the 18 Friday in Charlton Athletic’s 3-0 win at Wigan Athletic.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played 34 minutes Saturday in Bolton Wanderers’ 4-1 loss at Nottingham Forest. He left the match on a stretcher after colliding with the goal post. The injury has been determined not to be serious, and could return as early as this weekend.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Birmingham City’s 4-3 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Reading’s 1-0 win at Ipswich Town.

 

CONFERENCE NATIONAL (England – Fifth Division)

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town) – Jon-Paul came off the bench, played 19 minutes and scored a goal Saturday in Grimsby Town’s 3-1 win at Barnet (highlights)

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (England – Youth Division)

Luca De La Torre (Fulham U18) – Luca scored a goal Saturday in Fulham U18’s 4-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur U18.

Andrija Novakovich (Reading U18) – Andrija started and scored a goal Saturday in Reading U18’s 2-1 win vs. Chelsea U18.

Antonee Robinson (Everton U18) – Antonee started, played the full 90 minutes and had an assist Saturday in Everton U18’s 5-0 loss vs. Liverpool U18.

 

BUNDESLIGA (Germany)

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

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-1 loss at Mainz 05.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the 18 Sunday in Hamburger SV’s 1-1 draw vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian Johnson was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 1-1 draw at Hamburger SV.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Germany – Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started and played 63 minutes Friday in Ingolstadt 04’s 1-1 draw at Aalen.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started and played 54 minutes Friday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 1-0 loss vs. Darmstradt 98. He exited the match after being injured by a dangerous tackle. Aue announced Saturday that he has a torn MCL and possible torn meniscus and will miss at least two months.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew started, played 76 minutes, and had a failed penalty kick attempt Friday in SV Sandhausen’s 0-0 draw at Greuther Fürth (highlights).

 

U-19 BUNDESLIGA (Germany – Youth Division)

Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund U-19) – Junior started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Borussia Dortmund U19’s 3-1 loss vs. MSV Duisburg U19.

 

EREDIVISIE (Netherlands)

Desevio Payne (Groningen) – Desevio started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Groningen’s 3-1 loss at Heerenveen. It was the first career start for the 19-year-old South Carolina native.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio was on the bench but did not play Saturday un Utrecht’s 1-1 draw at Heracles.

 

LIGA MX (Mexico)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Club America’s 2-1 win at Pumas.

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Querétaro’s 2-1 loss at Monterrey. It was his first Liga MX start since October 2012 with Tigres.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 90’ yellow card Friday in Club Atlas’s 1-0 win at Santos Laguna.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe came of the bench and played 30 minutes Sunday in Tijuana’s 1-0 win at Leones Negros.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel was not in the 18 Saturday in Chiapas’ 1-0 win vs. Tigres UANL.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Tijuana’s 1-0 win at Leones Negros.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc was on the bench but did not play Friday in Puebla’s 2-1 win at Morelia.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Puebla’s 2-1 win at Morelia.

Jesus Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesus started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Leones Negros’ 1-0 loss vs. Tijuana.

 

ASCENSO MX (Mexico – Second Division)

Sonny Guadarrama (Atlante) – Sonny came off the bench, played 51 minutes, and had a 46’ yellow card Saturday in Atlante’s 3-0 loss at Atlético San Luis.

Stevie Rodriguez (Doradas de Sinaloa) – Stevie was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Dorados’ 2-1 loss at Necaxa.

 

U20 LEAGUE (Mexico – Youth Division)

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Club Tijuana U20’s 1-1 draw vs. Leones Negros U20.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul started and played 57 minutes Sunday in Club Tijuana U20’s 1-1 draw vs. Leones Negros U20.

Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana) – Alejandro started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Club Tijuana U20’s 1-1 draw vs. Leones Negros U20.

Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana) –Amando started, played 82 minutes and scored a goal Sunday in Club Tijuana U20’s 1-1 draw vs. Leones Negros U20.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Club Tijuana U20’s 1-1 draw vs. Leones Negros U20.

 

TIPPELIGAEN (Norway)

David Estrada (Stabæk IF) – David started and played 85 minutes Sunday in Stabæk’s 0-0 draw in a friendly vs. Chicago Fire. He is only on trial with the club at this time.

 

ON THE SHELF – The OT Injury Report

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro has been suffering from a case of the flu this week. He missed FC Nantes’ game Sunday at Lyon (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.

Cody Cropper (Southampton) – Cody is recovering from a fractured eye socket injury suffered January 12 in a youth match vs. Fulham. He is believed to be nearing a return to game action.

Josh Gatt (Molde) – Josh is still rehabbing from an ACL-related setback suffered in May 2014, following an earlier surgery to repair a torn ACL & LCL. There is no set schedule for his return, though he hopes to back to playing by April.

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.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson is recovering from a broken collarbone suffered on January 24 during a U.S. U-20 World Cup Qualifying match vs. El Salvador. He is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron suffered a minor ankle injury on February 5 at Ajax. It was initially expected that he may only miss one game, but he hasn’t played since, missing three games now, and still isn’t in full training. His return remains undetermined.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim left on a stretcher after a collision with the goal post on February 20 at Nottingham Forest. He will miss Tuesday’s match at Middlesbrough, but could return by the weekend to face Brighton & Hove Albion (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.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak remains sidelined with back and hamstring issues. He started a U21 match January 20 (link), but has not appeared in three U21 matches since. His last senior team appearance was October 25.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby suffered a torn MCL and will be examined for a possible torn meniscus. He suffered the injury on February 20 vs. Darmstadt 98. He is expected to be out at least eight weeks, likely longer when full extent is known (link).

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre suffered an apparent leg injury on February 8 while playing for the USMNT vs. Panama, exiting the game early. Jürgen Klinsmann said Yedlin “should be fine” (link).

 

 
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The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   February 19, 2015 (8:14 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

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Rumors have swirled around Julian Green all week regarding his seemingly uncertain future with current club Hamburger SV. His minutes have been sparse this season, to be generous, and reports surfaced that he’d refused assignment to HSV II (U-23s) fueled speculation of an early loan termination. Then all of a sudden on Wednesday he appeared in an HSV II match and scored a goal. Now let’s put aside the fact that his was the second goal in a 13-2 rout over a Fifth Division side. Julian got some minutes, and putting the ball in the net is always a good thing. Perhaps a mutual understanding with HSV is in the cards, and Green’s situation is not as dire as it might have seemed. We can hope.

Want to talk competitive matches that truly matter? How about more goals? Copa MX is where it was at. No less than four Americans found the back of the net as group play resumed this week.

Club Tijuana’s U.S. Youth International contingent was well repped as the Xolos’ regulars got a breather. Amando Moreno scored his first career goal in the third minute of play at Coras de Tepic. Unfortunately his night was cut short when a 19th minute tactical substitution was made following Alejandro Guido’s red card. John Requejo and Paul Arriola both earned substantial minutes in a 2-2 draw (highlights). Tijuana has all but clinched Group 3.

Elsewhere, Gabriel Farfán scored his first goal since joining Chiapas. In fact, it was a big one – his goal pulled Jaguares level in the 81st minute at Zacatepic, setting the stage for a late winner resulting in a 3-2 victory, and tightening the standings in Group 6. Chiapas is currently 3rd, but just 2 points back of leaders Pumas (highlights). Sonny Guadarrama scored the only goal for Atlante in a  1-1 draw vs. Toluca, though Atlante is all but eliminated in Group 5 with just 2 points through 4 games (highlights). And Xolos-loanee Stevie Rodriguez scored for Dorados de Sinaloa in a 3-0 win vs. Irapuato, keeping Dorados’ hold atop Group 4 (highlights).

Finally, old friend Jonathan Bornstein reemerged following foot surgery back in October. He started and went the distance for Querétaro in a 1-0 win at San Luis, keeping pace on points with Group 1 leaders Santos Laguna.

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

 

PREMIER LEAGUE (England)

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Everton’s 4-1 win at BSC Young Boys. This was the first leg of a Europa League Round of 32 matchup.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – 2nd Division)

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw vs. Middlesbrough.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny started and played 83 minutes Tuesday in Reading’s 1-0 loss vs. Wigan Athletic.

 

U21 PREMIER LEAGUE – DIVISION 1 (England – Youth Division)

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

 

U21 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE (England – Youth Division)

Will Packwood (Birmingham City U21) – Will started and played the full 90 minutes Monday in Birmingham City U21s’ 4-3 win vs. Crewe Alexandra U21s.

 

U18 PREMIER LEAGUE (England – Youth Division)

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham Hotspur U18s) – Cameron started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Tottenham Hotspur U18s’ 2-1 win vs. Nottingham Forest U18s in the FA Youth Cup Quarterfinals.

Kyle Scott (Chelsea U18s) – Kyle started and played 97 minutes Monday in Chelsea U18s’ 3-0 extra time win vs. Newcastle United U18s in the FA Youth Cup Quarterfinals.

 

BUNDESLIGA (Germany)

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian started and played 45 minutes and scored his team’s 2nd goal Wednesday in Hamburger SV II’s 13-2 win vs. 5th Division side SV Halstenbeck-Rellingen. HSV II’s first half lineup consisted entirely of professional players, before giving way to actual U-23 players for the second half.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started and played the full 90 minutes Thursday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 1-0 loss at Sevilla. This was the first leg of a Europa League Round of 32 matchup.

 

LIGA MX (Mexico)

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando was on the bench but did not play Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul came off the bench and played 36 minutes Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play.

Jonathan Bornstein (Querétaro) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Querétaro’s 1-0 win at Mineros in Copa MX group play. It was his first appearance since foot surgery in October.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started, played the full 90 minutes, and had an 84’ yellow card Tuesday in Club Atlas’ 1-0 loss vs. Santa Fe (Colombia) in the opening match of Copa Libertadores group play.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe was not in the 18 Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play. Tijuana fielded a reserve-heavy side for this match.

Gabriel Farfán (Chiapas) – Gabriel started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored an 81’ goal Wednesday in Chiapas’ 3-2 win at Zacatepic in Copa MX group play. It was his first goal since joining the club a year ago.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg was not in the 18 Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play. Tijuana fielded a reserve-heavy side for this match.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc was not in the 18 Tuesday in Puebla’s 2-0 win at Mérida in Copa MX group play. Puebla fielded a reserve-heavy side for this match.

Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana) – Alejandro started and received a 13’ red card Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play.

Alonso Hernández (Monterrey) – Alonso came off the bench and played 23 minutes Tuesday in Monterrey’s 5-0 win vs. Altamira in Copa MX group play.

Amando Moreno (Club Tijuana) – Amando started, played 19 minutes and scored a 3’ goal Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play. It was his first professional goal. He left the match early due to a tactical change following Guido’s red card.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael was not in the 18 Tuesday in Puebla’s 2-0 win at Mérida in Copa MX group play. Puebla fielded a reserve-heavy side for this match.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John started and played 54 minutes Tuesday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Coras de Tepic in Copa MX group play.

 

ASCENSO MX (Mexico – 2nd Division)

Enrique Cárdenas (Atlante) – Enrique came off the bench and played 29 minutes Tuesday in Atlante’s 1-1 draw vs. Toluca in Copa MX group play.

Sonny Guadarrama (Atlante) – Sonny started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a 69’ goal Tuesday in Atlante’s 1-1 draw vs. Toluca in Copa MX group play.

Stevie Rodriguez (Doradas de Sinaloa) – Stevie started, played 76 minutes and scored a 34’ goal Tuesday in Dorados’ 3-0 win vs. Irapuato in Copa MX group play.

 

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.

Cody Cropper (Southampton) – Cody is recovering from a fractured eye socket injury suffered January 12 in a youth match vs. Fulham. He is believed to be nearing a return to game action.

Josh Gatt (Molde) – Josh is still rehabbing from an ACL-related setback suffered in May 2014, following an earlier surgery to repair a torn ACL & LCL. There is no set schedule for his return, though he hopes to back to playing by April.

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.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson is recovering from a broken collarbone suffered on January 24 during a U.S. U-20 World Cup Qualifying match vs. El Salvador. He is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron suffered a minor ankle injury on February 5 at Ajax. It was initially expected that he may only miss one game, but he’s now missed two straight. His prognosis for this weekend is undetermined.

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.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak remains sidelined with back and hamstring issues. He started a U21 match January 20 (link), but has not appeared in three U21 matches since. His last senior team appearance was October 25.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre suffered an apparent leg injury on February 8 while playing for the USMNT vs. Panama, exiting the game early. Jürgen Klinsmann said Yedlin “should be fine” (link). No further updates have been issued.

 
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The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   February 16, 2015 (5:14 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

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If you were hunting for American goals overseas this past weekend, Germany’s second division was the right place to look.

Finally free from his 1860 Munich purgatory, Bobby Wood has not only settled into his new surroundings quickly, but has already made a major impact as well. His first half brace on Friday led FC Erzgebirge Aue to a second straight victory, this one a 3-2 result over Fortuna Düsseldorf. Wood has started both games for the Veilchen since arriving last week and has both two wins and two goals to show for it. Aue returned from winter break dead last on the table, but has already moved above the relegation zone since Wood entered the lineup (highlights).

Staying in the 2.Bundesliga, Andrew Wooten broke loose on Saturday, matching Wood’s effort with a first half brace of his own. His two goals propelled SV Sandhausen to a shock 3-1 win at table-toppers Ingolstadt 04, which suffered just its second loss of the season. Wooten now has seven goals on the season, and SVS bought itself a little breathing room, now sitting six points clear of the drop zone (highlights).

Stepping up a level to the Bundesliga, Timothy Chandler had a highlight assist on Eintracht Frankfurt’s eventual game-winning goal vs. Schalke 04. His spectacular one-touch cross in the 65th minute to the head of Lucas Piazon provided the winning margin, helping Frankfurt climb back into the race for the final UEFA Champions League position (highlights).

And yet still in Germany, U.S. U-20 International Junior Flores got on the scoreboard for the Borussia Dortmund U19s in a 2-1 loss vs. Vfl Bochum U19s. (highlights).

Fifth Round FA Cup matches highlighted the action in England over the weekend. Things didn’t go so well for Geoff Cameron and Stoke City. Geoff received a 45th minute red card, with the resulting penalty giving Blackburn Rovers the lead. Stoke went on to lose by a 4-1 final, eliminating the Potters from the competition.

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

 

AUSTRIAN BUNDESLIGA (Austria)

Conor O’Brien (Wiener Neustadt) – Conor started and played the full 90 minutes in Wiener Neustadt’s 2-0 loss vs. Red Bull Salzburg.

 

PREMIER LEAGUE (England)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff started and played 45 minutes Saturday before receiving a red card before halftime in a 1-1 game. Stoke went on to lose 4-1 at Blackburn and was eliminated from the FA Cup.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad was on the bench but did not play Sunday in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win vs. Leicester City. Villa advances to the FA Cup Quarterfinals vs. West Bromwich Albion.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal) – Gedion started in Arsenal U18s’ 1-0 win vs. Leicester City U18s.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – 2nd Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) – Duane was not in the 18 Saturday in Huddersfield Town’s 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Nottingham Forest’s 4-4 draw at Blackpool.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch was not in the 18 Saturday in Charlton Athletic’s 3-0 win vs. Brentford.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Bolton Wanderer’s 4-3 loss vs. Watford.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Reading’s 2-1 win at Derby County. Reading advanced to the FA Cup Quarterfinals at Bradford City.

 

VEIKKAUSLIIGA (Finland)

Brian Span (IFK Mariehamn) – Brian started and scored a goal in IFK Mariehamn’s 3-3 at FC Inter in Finnish League Cup group play (link).

 

LIGUE 1 (France)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in FC Nantes’ 2-0 loss vs. Bastia.

 

BUNDESLIGA (Germany)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Hertha BSC’s 2-0 loss at Freiburg. Hertha fell back into the relegation zone in 18th place with the loss.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy started, played the full 90 minutes, and assisted on the winning goal Saturday in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 win vs. Schalke 04.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the 18 Saturday for Hamburger SV’s 8-0 loss at Bayern Munich. He also was not in the 18 for HSV II vs. Wolfsburg II, and it has been reported that he has refused assignment (link).

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 1-0 win vs. FC Köln. It was the second straight game he has not played.

Shawn Parker (Augsburg) – Shawn came off the bench and played 18 minutes Saturday in Augsburg’s 3-2 loss at Werder Bremen. It was his first appearance with the senior team since August.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Germany – Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started, played 81 minutes and had a 63’ yellow card Saturday in Ingolstadt 04’s 3-1 loss vs. SV Sandhausen.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started, played 84 minutes, had a 55’ yellow card, and scored TWO goals Friday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 3-2 win vs. Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew started, played 87 minutes, and scored TWO goals Saturday in SV Sandhausen’s 3-1 at Ingolstadt 04. He now has seven goals on the season.

 

U-19 BUNDESLIGA (Germany – Youth League)

Junior Flores (Borussia Dortmund U-19) – Junior started, played just short of 90 minutes, and scored a goal Sunday in Borussia Dortmund U19s’ 2-1 loss vs. VfL Bochum U19s.

 

EREDIVISIE (Netherlands)

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio came off the bench and played 7 minutes Sunday in FC Utrecht’s 6-1 win vs. Dordrecht.

 

LIGA MX (Mexico)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Club America’s 5-0 win vs. Chiapas. It was his third consecutive start.

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando started and played 68 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 draw vs. Pumas U.N.A.M. U20s.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored a goal Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 draw vs. Pumas U.N.A.M. U20s.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas) – Edgar started, played the full 90 minutes, and had a 65’ yellow card Saturday in Club Atlas’ 3-1 loss vs. Pachuca.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe came of the bench and played 30 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana’s 3-0 win vs. Pumas U.N.A.M.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana’s 3-0 win vs. Pumas U.N.A.M.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc started and played the 70 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 2-0 win vs. Monterrey.

Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana) – Alejandro was on the bench but did not play Friday in Club Tijuana’s 3-0 win vs. Pumas U.N.A.M.

Armando Moreno (Club Tijuana) – Armando started and played 68 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 draw vs. Pumas U.N.A.M. U20s.

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

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John started and played 68 minutes Friday in Club Tijuana U20s’ 1-1 draw vs. Pumas U.N.A.M. U20s.

Jesus Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesus was on the bench but did not play Saturday in Leones Negros 2-1 loss at Club León.

 

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.

Cody Cropper (Southampton) – Cody is recovering from a fractured eye socket injury suffered January 12 in a youth match vs. Fulham. He is believed to be nearing a return to game action.

Josh Gatt (Molde) – Josh is still rehabbing from an ACL-related setback suffered in May 2014, following an earlier surgery to repair a torn ACL & LCL. There is no set schedule for his return, though he hopes to back to playing by April.

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.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson is recovering from a broken collarbone suffered on January 24 during a U.S. U-20 World Cup Qualifying match vs. El Salvador. He is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron suffered a minor ankle injury on February 5 at Ajax. It was initially expected that he may only miss one game, but he’s now missed two straight. His prognosis for next weekend is undetermined.

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.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak remains sidelined with back and hamstring issues. He started a U21 match January 20 (link), but has not appeared in three U21 matches since. His last senior team appearance was October 25.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre suffered an apparent leg injury on February 8 while playing for the USMNT vs. Panama, exiting the game early. Jürgen Klinsmann said Yedlin “should be fine” (link).

 
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The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   February 12, 2015 (5:52 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

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It was just Monday that Everton Manager Roberto Martinez quelled speculation that Tim Howard’s starting job might be in jeopardy (link). Two days later, Timmy made his return to the starting lineup vs. Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. In his first action since suffering a Boxing Day calf injury. Howard made 6 saves, several of showstopper variety, and nearly helped carry the Toffees to a gigantic away result, but a deflection-aided 90th minute winner saw the Blues pull it out at home, 1-0.

A bit further north on Tuesday, things turned even darker for fellow U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Aston Villa failed to score yet again, dropping a 2-0 decision at Hull City. The Villains have been shut out in eight of its last ten EPL matches and have now lost five straight. Still worse, the loss combined with QPR’s win pushed AVFC into the relegation zone. The panic button has officially been pushed, as the club fired manager Paul Lambert the very next day (link).

Peeking down a level to The Championship, things are looking up for Eric Lichaj and Nottingham Forest. Eric put in another full 90 minutes and helped Forest keep a clean sheet for the first time in two months, winning 3-0 vs. Wigan Athletic. Meanwhile, things may be turning around for 20-year-old Duane Holmes. After a less than successful loan spell to League Two side Bury F.C., Duane made the game day roster for Huddersfield Town for the first time this season. No game action yet, but it’s a step in the right direction.

The only notable midweek action outside of England was in the Coupe de France. Alejandro Bedoya and FC Nantes were again at the Parc des Princes facing mighty Paris Saint-Germain. Unfortunately, Ale was unable to replicate his last effort at PSG (link), and Les Canaris were knocked out of the tournament in a 2-0 defeat. Bedoya started and played 84 minutes in this one.

We’ve added a new feature this week, “On The Shelf – The OT Injury Report” at bottom of the article. Let us know how you like it as part of The OT Report. Suggestions are always welcome. Hopefully this sections remains as short as possible.

Here’s the full rundown how everyone did over there early his week (Monday thru Thursday):

 

PREMIER LEAGUE (England)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Stoke City’s 4-1 loss vs. Manchester City.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Aston Villa’s 2-0 loss at Hull City.

Tim Howard (Everton) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Everton’s 1-0 loss at Chelsea.

Gedion Zelalem (Arsenal) – Gedion started and played 84 minutes Monday in Arsenal U21’s 2-1 win vs. Newcastle United U21.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – 2nd Division)

Duane Holmes (Huddersfield Town) – Duane was on the bench but did not play Tuesday in Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 loss vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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

Will Packwood (Birmingham City) – Will played in a match Wednesday for the Birmingham City U21s vs Telford United. It was his first game action since suffering a groin injury in November while on loan to Colchester United.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Bolton Wanderers’ 3-1 win vs. Fulham.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started, had a 90′ yellow card, and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in Birmingham City’s 1-0 loss vs. Millwall.

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

 

LIGUE 1 (France)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro started and played 84 minutes Wednesday in FC Nantes’ 2-0 loss at Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de France Round of 16. Nantes is now eliminated from the competition.

 

TIPPELIGAEN (Norway)

A.J. Soares (Free Agent) – A.J. started and scored a goal Wednesday in Stabæk’s 3-2 preseason friendly win vs. Strømmen. Manager Bob Bradley insists Soares is just training with the club, and will move on to another training stint soon (link).

 

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.

Cody Cropper (Southampton) – Cody is recovering from a fractured eye socket injury suffered January 12 in a youth match vs. Fulham. He is believed to be nearing a return to game action.

Josh Gatt (Molde) – Josh is still rehabbing from an ACL-related setback suffered in May 2014, following an earlier surgery to repair a torn ACL & LCL. There is no set schedule for his return, though he hopes to back to playing by April.

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.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) – Emerson is recovering from a broken collarbone suffered on January 24 during a U.S. U-20 World Cup Qualifying match vs. El Salvador. He is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron suffered a minor ankle injury on February 5 at Ajax. It was initially expected that he may only miss one game, but he’s still recovering and will be out Friday vs. PSV Eindhoven.

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.

Zak Whitbread (Derby County) – Zak remains sidelined with back and hamstring issues. He started a U21 match January 20 (link), but has not appeared in three U21 matches since. His last senior team appearance was October 25.

DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham Hotspur) – DeAndre suffered an apparent leg injury on February 8 while playing for the USMNT vs. Panama, exiting the game early. Jürgen Klinsmann says Yedlin “should be fine” (link).

 
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The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   February 9, 2015 (5:02 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

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Danny Williams has faced his shared of injury troubles the last few years, most recently recovering from knee surgery that forced him out the first three months this season. That return came full circle when he rocketed home the eventual gamewinner Saturday for Reading in a 2-1 win vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers (highlights). Elsewhere around The Championship, Oguchi Onyewu made his first start since joining Charlton Athletic, making it beyond pregame warmups without injury this time. He was part of a quartet of American defenders that went the distance this weekend around England’s second division.

Staying in England, Geoff Cameron’s minutes with Stoke City had fallen off a cliff in recent weeks, playing just four minutes in the previous three matches. On Saturday he came off the bench early to replace the injured Marc Wilson. The move later paid off big time, as Cameron assisted on a 90th minute equalizer, sending a long cross into the box that found the head of Peter Crouch (highlights). Things went a little better this weekend for Brad Guzan, but Aston Villa still came up short against Chelsea.

Back on this side of the pond, Ventura Alvarado was once again in the starting lineup for Club America, this time in a 2-2 draw at Morelia. The Phoenix-born center back has impressively become a key figure for the biggest club in Mexico, mounting speculation that a USMNT call-up might arrive in short order. Like in England, American defenders were active around Liga MX as well, with four Yanks going 90 in league play. Details below.

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

 

PREMIER LEAGUE (England)

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) – Geoff came off the bench Sunday and played 39 minutes (injury sub) in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw at Newcastle United. He assisted on Peter Crouch’s 90th minute game-tying goal with a pinpoint deep cross.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) – Brad started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday, making 3 saves in Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss vs. Chelsea.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – 2nd Division)

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) – Eric started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Nottingam Forest’s 3-2 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

Oguchi Onyewu (Charlton Athletic) – Gooch started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Charlton Athletic’s 3-1 loss at Middlesbrough. It was Gooch’s first start since joining Charlton in October.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Tim started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Bolton Wanderers’ 4-1 loss at Derby County.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) – Jonathan started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw at Fulham.

Danny Williams (Reading FC) – Danny started, played the full 90 minutes, and scored the winning goal Saturday in Reading’s 2-1 win vs Wolverhampton Wanderers.

 

LIGUE 1 (France)

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes) – Alejandro started and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Nantes’ 0-0 draw at Nice.

 

BUNDESLIGA (Germany)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Hertha BSC’s 2-0 win at Mainz 05.

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy started, drew a 74th minute yellow card, and played the full 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-2 draw at Augsburg.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the 18 Saturday in Hamburger SV’s 2-1 win vs. Hannover 96.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian was on the bench but did not play Friday in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 1-0 loss at Schalke 04.

 

2.BUNDESLIGA (Germany – Second Division)

Alfredo Morales (Ingolstadt 04) – Alfredo started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Ingolstadt 04’s 1-0 win at Greuther Fürth.

Bobby Wood (FC Erzgebirge Aue) – Bobby started and played 69 minutes Friday in Erzgebirge Aue’s 2-0 win vs. RB Leipzig. Bobby made the starting XI just days after joining the club on loan.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen) – Andrew started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in SV Sandhausen’s 0-0 draw vs. St. Pauli.

 

EREDIVISIE (Netherlands)

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron was not in the 18 Sunday in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-2 win at Groningen. He missed the game with an ankle injury and is not expected to be out long term.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio started and played 67 minutes Saturday in FC Utrecht’s 3-1 loss at PSV Eindhoven.

 

LIGA MX (Mexico)

Ventura Alvarado (Club America) – Ventura started and played the full 90 minutes Friday in Club America’s 2-2 draw at Morelia.

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando started Saturday in Club Tijuana U-20s’ 5-2 loss at Chiapas U-20s.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul started Saturday in Club Tijuana U-20s’ 5-2 loss at Chiapas U-20s.

Edgar Castillo (Club Atlas)Edgar started, earned a 1st minute yellow card, and played the full 90 minutes Sunday in Club Atlas’ 2-0 win at Leones Negros.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe came off the bench and played 32 minutes Saturday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Chiapas.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Club Tijuana’s 2-2 draw at Chiapas.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc came off the bench and played 27 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 1-0 loss at Tigres UANL.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael started and played the full 90 minutes Saturday in Puebla’s 1-0 loss at Tigres UANL.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John started Saturday in Club Tijuana U-20s’ 5-2 loss at Chiapas U-20s.

 
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The OT Report – Midweek Edition
   February 5, 2015 (9:07 PM) by Roderick MacNeil
 

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Copa MX group play this week brought plenty of action from Americans playing south of the border. Most notably the continued reemergence of Hérculez Gómez at Puebla, who scored yet again for La Franja on Tuesday night in a 2-1 win vs. Mérida. Herc now has three goals in just five appearances since his winter transfer (highlights). Meanwhile, Joe Corona wore the captain’s armband Wednesday night for the third straight Copa MX match for Tijuana. Alejandro Guido, Paul Arriola and John Requejo all also got on the act with significant minutes for the Xolos, who picked up a 3-2 victory vs. Coras de Tepic.

Last weekend marked the return of the Bundesliga, and the U.S. contingent’s German clubs were back it with midweek games. Fabian Johnson got another start on the left wing for Borussia Mönchengladbach on Tuesday, going the distance and helping the Föhlenelf to a 1-0 win over Freiburg, securing the club’s hold on 3rd place on the table (highlights). Timothy Chandler, John Anthony Brooks and Julian Green did not play for their respective clubs, each for very different reasons.

Meanwhile, in perhaps the game of the week, or at least the midweek, Aron Jóhannsson started Thursday, played 85 minutes and scored the winning goal for AZ Alkmaar in a huge 1-0 win at Ajax. It’s the second straight game on the score sheet for AronJo (highlights). He subbed off late with an apparent ankle injury, though subsequent reports indicate the injury is not considered serious and he may only miss one game (link).

Here’s the rundown on how everyone did so far this week (Monday thru Thursday). We’re changing things up this time with a breakdown by league, rather than a straight alphabetical list. Let us know which format you prefer:

 

BUNDESLIGA (Germany)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha BSC) – John was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Hertha’s 1-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. He was benched by manager Jos Luhukay, who was subsequently fired on Thursday (link).

Timothy Chandler (Eintracht Frankfurt) – Timmy was not in the 18 Tuesday in Frankfurt’s 1-1 draw vs. Wolfsburg. He was serving a one game suspension for yellow card accumulation.

Julian Green (Hamburger SV) – Julian was not in the 18 Wednesday in Hamburg’s 3-0 loss at Paderborn 07. He has not made the squad in two games since the end of the winter break.

Fabian Johnson (Borussia Mönchengladbach) – Fabian started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday in ‘Gladbach’s 1-0 win vs. Freiburg. He was involved in the buildup of the lone goal scored.

 

EREDIVISIE (Netherlands)

Aron Jóhannsson (AZ Alkmaar) – Aron played 85 minutes and scored the only goal Thursday in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-0 win at Ajax. He subbed off with an ankle injury, but reports indicate it is not considered serious.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht) – Rubio played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Utrecht’s 1-0 loss at Willem II.

 

LIGA MX (Mexico)

Fernando Arce, Jr. (Club Tijuana) – Fernando was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Tijuana’s 3-2 Copa MX win vs. Coras de Tepic.

Paul Arriola (Club Tijuana) – Paul came off the bench and played 32 minutes Wednesday (replacing fellow American Joe Corona) in Tijuana’s 3-2 Copa MX win vs. Coras de Tepic.

Joe Corona (Club Tijuana) – Joe started and played 58 minutes Wednesday in Tijuana’s 3-2 Copa MX win vs. Coras de Tepic.

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana) – Greg was not in the 18 Wednesday in Tijuana’s 3-2 Copa MX win vs. Coras de Tepic.

Hérculez Gómez (Puebla F.C.) – Herc started, played the full 90 minutes and scored a goal Tuesday in Puebla’s 2-1 Copa MX win vs. Mérida. His third goal in just five appearances since rejoining Puebla.

Alejandro Guido (Club Tijuana) – Alejandro started and played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Tijuana’s 3-2 Copa MX win vs. Coras de Tepic.

Michael Orozco (Puebla F.C.) – Michael was not in the 18 Tuesday in Puebla’s 2-1 Copa MX win vs. Mérida.

John Requejo (Club Tijuana) – John came off the bench and played 25 minutes Wednesday in Tijuana’s 3-2 Copa MX win vs. Coras de Tepic.

Jesus Vazquez (Leones Negros) – Jesus got the start and scored a goal in Leones Negros’ 2-0 win over Necaxa in Copa MX action on Wednesday (highlights).

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP (England – 2nd Division)

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) – Played the full 90 minutes Wednesday in Bolton’s 2-1 4th Round FA Cup loss vs. Liverpool. Bolton led late, but gave up 86′ and 90′ goals.

 

ASCENSO MX (Mexico – 2nd Division)

Julio Morales (Coras de Tepic) – Julio was on the bench but did not play Wednesday in Tepic’s 3-2 Copa MX loss at Tijuana. He is not yet USMNT-eligible, but his recent January camp call-up certainly bears watching.

 

 
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The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   August 18, 2014 (2:00 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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Last weekend gave us Emerson Hyndman’s professional debut and this weekend brought us 18-year-old Rubio Rubin’s pro debut.  Rubin got the start and went the full 90 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 2-1 win over Willem II.  Rubin was even credited with an assist on a mishit of a shot (highlights).

Speaking of Emerson Hyndman, he plugged in another 90 minutes for Fulham in a 1-0 loss to Millwall.  Hyndman was tidy on the ball again, completing 66 of 73 passes (photo).

This weekend also brought us the opening weekend of the English Premier League.  Brad Guzan and Aston Villa opened up the season with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City.  Guzan came up with two saves while neither Geoff Cameron or Brek Shea dressed for Stoke City (highlights).

But what about the goals?!  On Friday, Joey Spivack scored his first goal of the season in Víkingur Ólafsvík’s 3-1 victory over Thróttur Reykjavík.  On Saturday, Travis Cantrell scored his 11th goal of the season in Finland, while Cesar Romero scored a goal in the Armenian Premier League (highlights).  And on Sunday, Christian Eissele scored for Brage in Sweden, Kyle Curinga scored for GBK in Finland (highlights) and Bobby Warshaw, now in Norway on loan, scored a goal in Bærum’s 3-2 win over Alta (highlights).

Here is how everyone did this weekend.

Mayowa Alli (Vendsyssel – Danish 1st Division) – Mayowa came off the bench and played two minutes in Vendsyssel’s 1-0 victory over Brønshøj.

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland – English Premier League) – Jozy came off the bench and played nine minutes in Sunderland’s 2-2 draw to  West Bromwich Albion.

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz – Austrian 1. Liga) – Shawn got the start and went the full 90 minutes in LASK Linz’s 2-0 victory over Horn.

Esteban Bayona (BÍ / Bolungarvík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Esteban got the start and went the full 90 minutes in BÍ / Bolungarvík’s 3-2 victory over Haukar.

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes – French Ligue 1) – Alejandro came off the bench and played 18 minutes in FC Nantes’ 1-1 draw to Metz.

Miles Byass (JIPPO – Finnish Ykkönen) – Miles got the start and went the full 90 minutes in JIPPO’s 2-0 loss to PK-35 Vantaa.

Travis Cantrell (VIFK – Finnish Kakkonen) – Travis got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in VIFK’s 2-1 victory over TPV.

Kyle Curinga (GBK – Finnish Kakkonen) – Kyle got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in GBK’s 2-0 victory over KPV.

Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Mix got the start and played 79 minutes in Rosenborg’s 3-1 loss to Brann.

Christian Eissele (IK Brage – Swedish Division 1) – Christian scored a goal in IK Brage’s 4-2 victory over Sylvia.

Royal-Dominique Fennell (Stuttgarter Kickers – German 3. Liga) – Royal-Dominique got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 4-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB Pokal.

Ben Griffiths (Tindastóll – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Ben got the start and played 55 minutes in Tindastóll’s 2-0 loss to Selfoss.

Brad Guzan (Aston Villa  – English Premier League) – Brad got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Aston Villa’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City.

Matt Horth (Leiknir Reykjavík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Matt came off the bench and played one minute in Leiknir Reykjavík’s 2-1 victory over KA.

Alex Horwath (Ljungskile SK – Swedish Superettan) – Alex got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Ljungskile SK’s 0-0 draw to GAIS.

Tim Howard (Everton – English Premier League) – Tim got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Everton’s 2-2 draw to Leicester City.

Fabian Huerzeler (TSG Hoffenheim II – German Regionalliga) – Fabian came off the bench and played nine minutes in TSG Hoffenheim II’s 4-2 victory over Nöttingen.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham – English League Championship) – Emerson got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 loss to Millwall.

Sebastien Ibeagha (FC Fredericia – Danish 1st Division) – Sebastien got the start and went the full 90 minutes in FC Fredericia’s 2-1 victory over Lyngby.

Andrew Jacobson (Stabæk – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Andrew got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Stabæk’s 3-1 loss to Odd.

Jake Keegan (Galway FC – League of Ireland First Division) – Jake got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Galway FC’s 2-1 victory over Longford Town.

Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht – Belgian First Division) – Sacha came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Anderlecht’s 2-2 draw to Westerlo.

Ariel Lassiter (GAIS – Swedish Superettan) – Ariel got the start and went the full 90 minutes in GAIS’s 0-0 draw to Ljungskile SK.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest – English League Championship) – Eric came off the bench and played four minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 2-2 draw to Bolton Wanderers.

Pat McCann (Finn Harps – League of Ireland First Division) – Pat got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Finn Harps’ 2-0 victory over Waterford United.

Justin Moose (SJK – Finnish Veikkausliiga) – Justin got the start and went the full 90 minutes in SJK’s 1-0 victory over VPS.

David Najem (Eintracht Bamberg – German Regionalliga) – David got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Eintracht Bamberg’s 3-3 draw to Memmingen.

Shawn Parker (FC Augsburg – German Bundesliga) – Shawn came off the bench and played 22 minutes in FC Augsburg’s 1-0 loss to Magdeburg in the DFB Pokal.

Jon-Paul Pittman (Grimsby Town – English Conference National) – Jon-Paul came off the bench and played 23 minutes in Grimsby Town’s 1-1 draw to Dover Athletic.

Pablo Punyed (Stjarnan – Icelandic Úrvalsdeild) – Pablo got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Stjarnan’s 2-1 victory over Valur.

Paul Rachubka (Oldham Athletic – English League One) – Paul got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Oldham Athletic’s 3-1 loss to Leyton Orient.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers – English League Championship) – Tim got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 2-2 draw to Nottingham Forest.

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II – German Regionalliga) – Mario got the start and played 90 minutes in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 2-1 victory over Verl.

Cesar Romero (Pyunik – Armenian Premier League) – Cesar got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in Pyunik’s 2-0 victory over Alashkert.

Rubio Rubin (FC Utrecht – Dutch Eredivisie) – Rubio got the start and went the full 90 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 2-1 victory over Willem II.

Phil Saunders (BÍ / Bolungarvík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Phil got the start and went the full 90 minutes in BÍ / Bolungarvík’s 3-2 victory over Haukar.

Kevin Sawchak (KTP – Finnish Ykkönen) – Kevin got the start and went the full 90 minutes in KTP’s 3-0 victory over Viikingit.

Brandon Scott (Leiknir Reykjavík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Brandon got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Leiknir Reykjavík’s 2-1 victory over KA.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS – Finnish Veikkausliiga) – Jordan got the start and went the full 90 minutes in VPS’s 1-0 loss to SJK.

Karsten Smith (KA – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Karsten got the start, went the full 90 minutes and received a yellow card in KA’s 2-1 loss to Leiknir Reykjavík.

Lawrence Smith (GBK – Finnish Kakkonen) – Lawrence got the start and went the full 90 minutes in GBK’s 2-0 victory over KPV.

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City – English League Championship) – Jonathan got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Joey Spivack (Víkingur Ólafsvík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Joey got the start, played 79 minutes and scored a goal in Víkingur Ólafsvík’s 3-1 victory over Thróttur Reykjavík.

Michael Stephens (Stabæk – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Michael got the start and played 87 minutes in Stabæk’s 3-1 loss to Odd.

Dan Stevens (Viikingit – Finnish Ykkönen) – Dan got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Viikingit’s 3-0 loss to KTP.

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken – German Regionalliga) – Matt got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Saarbrücken’s 3-1 loss to Elversberg.

Jamel Wallace (Ararat – Armenian Premier League) – Jamel got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Ararat’s 3-0 loss to Banants.

Bobby Warshaw (Bærum – Norwegian Adeccoligaen) – Bobby got the start, went the full 90 minutes, received a yellow card and scored a goal in Bærum’s 3-2 victory over Alta.

Dion Watson (Fortuna Sittard – Dutch Eerste Divisie) – Dion came off the bench, played 24 minutes and received a yellow card in Fortuna Sittard’s 2-0 loss to Jong Ajax.

Bobby Wood (1860 Muinch – German 2. Bundesliga) – Bobby got the start and played 84 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 2-1 victory over Holstein Kiel in the DFB Pokal.

 
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The OT Report – Weekend Edition
   August 11, 2014 (12:47 AM) by Matt Benson
 

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While the big leagues haven’t started just yet, there was plenty of action and goals this weekend across Europe.

In Germany, Joe Gyau showcased his speed on his way to two goals in Borussia Dortmund II’s 5-1 win over Jahn Regensburg (highlights).  The other big news from this weekend was the professional debut of Emerson Hyndman.  The 18-year-old went the full 90 minutes for Fulham in a 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town.  Despite the loss, he played well by all accounts.

Over in Norway, Mix Diskerud is still with Rosenborg after flirting with the Columbus Crew.  Mix also scored Rosenborg’s first goal as they came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 on Sunday (highlights).  As for the Fighting Bob Bradleys, Michael Stephens and Andrew Jacobson both played 90 minutes with Stephens scoring one goal and Jacobson assisting on both of Stabæk’s goals in a 2-2 draw (highlights).

And we had a few other goals across the smaller leagues in Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Ireland.  In Ireland, Jake Keegan scored a goal in Galway FC’s 2-1 loss to Wexford Youths on Friday.  In Sweden, Kevin Garcia put one in the back of the net in IFK Luleå’s 2-1 victory over Sylvia.  In everyone’s favorite Icelandic 1. Deild, Esteban Bayona scored twice in BÍ / Bolungarvík’s 3-0 victory over KV.  And in Finland, Miles Byass (JIPPO) and Travis Cantrell (VIFK) each scored goals for their teams.

We also had a Freddy Adu sighting this weekend!  Sort of.  Freddy Adu started for FK Jagodina’s reserve team in a 1-0 loss on Sunday.  And we have photographic proof.

Here is how everyone did this weekend.

Shawn Barry (LASK Linz – Austrian 1. Liga) – Shawn got the start and went the full 90 minutes in LASK Linz’s 1-0 victory over Mattersburg.

Esteban Bayona (BÍ / Bolungarvík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Esteban got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored two goals in BÍ / Bolungarvík’s 3-0 victory over KV.

Alejandro Bedoya (FC Nantes – French Ligue 1) – Alejandro got the start and played 88 minutes in FC Nantes’ 1-0 victory over Lens.

Miles Byass (JIPPO – Finnish Ykkönen) – Miles got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in JIPPO’s 3-1 loss to Jazz.

Travis Cantrell (VIFK – Finnish Kakkonen) – Travis scored a goal in VIFK’s 2-1 victory over MaPS.

Alex De John (TPS – Finnish Veikkausliiga) – Alex got the start and went the full 90 minutes in TPS’s 1-1 draw to Jaro.

Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Mix got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in Rosenborg’s 3-2 victory over Start.

Christian Eissele (IK Brage – Swedish Division 1) – Christian got the start and went the full 90 minutes in IK Brage’s 1-0 loss to AFC United.

Royal-Dominique Fennell (Stuttgarter Kickers – German 3. Liga) – Royal-Dominique got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Stuttgarter Kickers’ 2-0 victory over Mainz 05 II.

Jann George (Greuther Fürth II – German Regionalliga) – Jann got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Greuther Fürth II’s 1-0 loss to Ingolstadt II.

Ryan Gracia (IFK Luleå – Swedish Division 1) – Ryan scored a goal in IFK Luleå’s 2-1 victory over Sylvia.

Joe Gyau (Borussia Dortmund II – German Regionalliga) – Joe got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored two goals in Borussia Dortmund II’s 5-1 victory over Jahn Regensburg.

Seb Hines (Middlesbrough – English League Championship) – Seb got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 2-0 victory over Birmingham City.

Patrick Hopkins (Sirius – Swedish Superettan) – Patrick came off the bench and played six minutes in Sirius’ 1-1 draw to Degerfors.

Alex Horwath (Ljungskile SK – Swedish Superettan) – Alex got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Ljungskile SK’s 1-1 draw to Jönköpings Södra.

Fabian Huerzeler (TSG Hoffenheim II – German Regionalliga) – Fabian came off the bench and played six minutes in TSG Hoffenheim II’s 1-0 loss to Pirmasens.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham – English League Championship) – Emerson got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-1 loss to Ipswich Town.

Sebastien Ibeagha (Fredericia – Danish 1st Division) – Sebastien got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Fredericia’s 2-0 loss to AB.

Andrew Jacobson (Stabæk – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Andrew got the start, went the full 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Stabæk’s 2-2 draw to Molde FK.

Charles Kazlauskas (Helmond Sport – Dutch Eerste Divisie) – Charles got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Helmond Sport’s 1-0 loss to Fortuna Sittard.

Jake Keegan (Galway FC – League of Ireland First Division) – Jake scored a goal in Galway FC’s 2-1 loss to Wexford Youths.

Jerome Kiesewetter (Stuttgart II – German 3. Liga) – Jerome got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Stuttgart II’s 1-0 victory over Holstein Kiel.

Ariel Lassiter (GAIS – Swedish Superettan) – Ariel got the start, played 73 minutes and received a yellow card in GAIS’s 2-1 victory over Husqvarna.

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest – English League Championship) – Eric came off the bench and played three minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 victory over Blackpool.

Justin Moose (SJK – Finnish Veikkausliiga) – Justin got the start and went the full 90 minutes in SJK’s 1-1 draw to Inter Turku.

Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt – German 2. Bundesliga) – Alfredo got the start and went the full 90 minutes in FC Ingolstadt’s 2-2 draw to Darmstadt 98.

David Najem (Eintracht Bamberg – German Regionalliga) – David got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Eintracht Bamberg’s 0-0 draw to Seligenporten.

Eric Pothast (Angelholms FF – Swedish Superettan) – Eric got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Angelholms FF’s 1-1 draw to Assyriska.

Matt Pyzdrowski (Angelholms FF – Swedish Superettan) – Matt got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Angelholms FF’s 1-1 draw to Assyriska.

Paul Rachubka (Oldham Athletic – English League One) – Paul got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Oldham Athletic’s 2-2 draw to Colchester United.

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers – English League Championship) – Tim got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 3-0 loss to Watford.

Sean Reynolds (FH – Icelandic Úrvalsdeild) – Sean got the start and went the full 90 minutes in FH’s 1-1 draw to ÍBV.

Mario Rodriguez (Borussia Mönchengladbach II – German Regionalliga) – Mario got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Borussia Mönchengladbach II’s 1-0 loss to Rödinghausen.

Phil Saunders (BÍ / Bolungarvík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Phil got the start and went the full 90 minutes in BÍ / Bolungarvík’s 3-0 victory over KV.

Brandon Scott (Leiknir Reykjavík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Brandon got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Leiknir Reykjavík’s 3-2 victory over Haukar.

Jordan Seabrook (VPS – Finnish Veikkausliiga) – Jordan Seabrook got the start, went the full 90 minutes and received a yellow card in VPS’s 4-1 loss to Lahti.

Joey Spivack (Víkingur Ólafsvík – Icelandic 1. Deild) – Joey came off the bench and played six minutes in Víkingur Ólafsvík’s 2-0 loss to Grindavík.

Andrew Stadler (Landskrona – Swedish Superettan) – Andrew got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Landskrona’s 5-1 loss to Varberg.

Caleb Stanko (Freiburg II – German Regionalliga) – Caleb got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Freiburg II’s 1-1 draw to Kaiserslautern II.

Michael Stephens (Stabæk – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Michael got the start, went the full 90 minutes and scored a goal in Stabæk’s 2-2 draw to Molde FK.

Matt Taylor (Saarbrücken – German Regionalliga) – Matt got the start and played 61 minutes in Saarbrücken’s 3-1 victory over Astoria Walldorf.

Paul Torres (Landskrona – Swedish Superettan) – Paul got the start and played 64 minutes in Landskrona’s 5-1 loss to Varberg.

Dion Watson (Fortuna Sittard – Dutch Eerste Divisie) – Dion came off the bench and played 17 minutes in Fortuna Sittard’s 1-0 victory over Helmond Sport.

Josh Wicks (AFC United – Swedish Division 1) – Josh got the start and played 84 minutes in AFC United’s 1-0 victory over IK Brage.

Bobby Wood (1860 Muinch – German 2. Bundesliga) – Bobby got the start and went the full 90 minutes in 1860 Munich’s 3-0 loss to RB Leipzig.

Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen – German 2. Bundesliga) – Andrew got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Sandhausen’s 1-1 draw to Kaiserslautern.

 
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The OT Report – Monday Edition
   April 21, 2014 (4:11 PM) by Matt Benson
 

Quite a few guys in action on Monday, including two goals in the lower leagues in Denmark and Norway.

Anthony Avalos (Vard – Norwegian 2. Division) – Anthony scored a goal in Vard’s 2-1 victory over Stord.

Mikkel Diskerud (Rosenborg – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Mikkel got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Rosenborg’s 2-2 draw to Bodø / Glimt.

Christian Eissele (IK Brage – Swedish Division 1) – Christian got the start and played 90 minutes in IK Brage’s 2-1 victory over AFC United.

Patrick Hopkins (Sirius – Swedish Superettan) – Patrick got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Sirius’ 3-2 loss to Varberg.

Babajide Ogunbiyi (Viborg – Danish Superliga) – Babajide got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Viborg’s 5-2 loss to Midtjylland.

Zachary Olow (Ulm – German Regionalliga) – Zachary got the start and played 45 minutes in Ulm’s 4-1 loss to Kaiserslautern II.

Oguchi Onyewu (Sheffield Wednesday – English League Championship) – Oguchi got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Sheffield Wednesday’s 3-2 loss to  Charlton Athletic.

Will Packwood (Birmingham City – English League Championship) – Will got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 4-2 loss to Blackburn Rovers.

Anton Peterlin (HIK – Danish 2nd Division) – Anton scored a goal in HIK’s 5-3 loss to Skive.

Eric Pothast (Angelholms FF – Swedish Superettan) – Eric got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Angelholms FF’s 2-1 victory over Hammarby.

Matt Pyzdrowski (Angelholms FF – Swedish Superettan) – Matt got the start, went the full 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Angelholms FF’s 2-1 victory over Hammarby.

Michael Stephens (Stabæk – Norwegian Tippeligaen) – Michael got the start and went the full 90 minutes in Stabæk’s 2-1 loss to Odd.

 
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