A bunch of guys in action in the last couple days as they prepare for the upcoming season in the next few weeks.
Maurice Edu and Rangers are down in Australia and defeated Blackburn Rovers, 2-1, with Edu scoring Rangers’ first goal. They take on Sydney FC on Wednesday.
Continuing with the Glasgow theme, Celtic defeated English League Two side Lincoln City, 4-1, with Dominic Cervi getting the start and playing 74 minutes.
Moving on to Germany, Daniel Williams played 90 minutes in SC Freiburg’s 2-1 loss to Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.
Staying in Germany, Jermaine Jones came on as a second half sub in Schalke’s 3-1 win over newly promoted second-division side Erzgebirge Aue.
Michael Bradley played the first half in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 2-1 victory over VVV Venlo of the Eredivisie.
Aston Villa’s trip to Dublin ended with a 2-1 loss to reigning League of Ireland champions Bohemians. Brad Friedel made a clearing mistake, which led to the first goal of the game, while Eric Lichaj got the start and played the first half.
Stuart Holden and Bolton Wanderers returned to England where they drew to League One club Rochdale, 1-1. Holden got the start and went the full 90 minutes.
And two other tidbits of information:
Promising defender Gale Agbossoumonde will be returning to Sporting Braga this season. The club decided to exercise an option in his contract to keep him for another season. Agbossoumonde will return to Braga after competing in this week’s upcoming Milk Cup for the US.
And finally, Alejandro Bedoya’s younger brother, Santiago Bedoya, will go on trial with his brother’s club Orebro. The trial begins this weekend and will run until August 6. Since it is only a trial, he won’t lose his NCAA eligibility and he can return for his senior season at Northeastern University if nothing pans out.