Howie’s Pick – Andrew Wooten (Sandhausen – German 2. Bundesliga)
Andrew Wooten had a pair of goals in Sandhausen’s 3-1 victory over Ingolstadt.
Matt’s Pick – Alejandro Bedoya (Helsingborgs IF – Swedish Allsvenskan)
Alejandro Bedoya continued his scoring tear, netting the game-winner in Helsingborg’s 1-0 win over Syrianska FC. The goal was Bedoya’s third over his last four games, which are also tied for the seventh most in the Allsvenskan in 2013.
Howie’s Pick – Fabian Johnson (TSG Hoffenheim – German Bundesliga)
Fabian Johnson got the start at left midfield and had an assist in Hoffenheim’s 2-1 win over Nurnberg.
Matt’s Pick – Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – Dutch Eredivisie)
Jozy Altidore continues his tear on Eredivisie with another two goals, bringing his total to 30 across all competitions this season, although his back-heel assist might have been his best effort of the weekend (highlights here).
Howie’s Pick – Matt Taylor (Preußen Münster – German 3. Liga)
Matt Taylor’s brace was the key to Preußen Münster’s 2-1 win over Karlsruher SC that pulled them within one point of the league lead with four matches to play.
Matt’s Pick – Matt Taylor (Preußen Münster – German 3. Liga)
Matt Taylor scored two goals over the weekend, giving him a team-leading 14 on the season, which is also tied for the sixth most in the 3. Liga. Going back to his 2010-11 season with Rot Weiss Ahlen, Taylor has scored 31 goals in 61 3. Liga appearances.
Howie’s Pick – Charles Kazlauskas (Helmond Sport – Dutch Eerste Divisie)
Charles Kazlauskas scored a goal and drew a penalty that was converted for another goal in Helmond Sport’s 2-1 win over Eindhoven that kept them alive in their title chase (highlights here).
Matt’s Pick - Tony Taylor (Estoril – Portuguese Primeira Liga)
Tony Taylor scored his first top-flight goal over the weekend in the seventh minute of stoppage time to give Estoril a 1-1 draw (highlights here). If Taylor can bag a few more, maybe he can make a run at making the Gold Cup roster.
Preston Zimmeran scored for the second straight week, this time the lone goal in Darmstadt 98′s 1-0 win over Osnabrück (highlights here).
Matt’s Pick – Geoff Cameron (Stoke City – English Premier League)
Geoff Cameron keeps getting thrown around on the field for Stoke City and has done well to adapt to that position and this weekend was no different. Cameron got the start at leftback and did well enough to earn WhoScored.com Man of the Match honors and earn my POTW honors.
Howie’s Pick – Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar – Dutch Eredivisie)
Jozy Altidore had two goals and an assist in mid-week Cup action before adding another goal this weekend. With those goals, he breaks Clint Dempsey’s 2011-12 record for most goals by an American in a European season.
It is hard to not pick Jozy Altidore, but I also wanted to give Herculez Gomez some love for his two goals and one assist on Friday. Basically I was going to pick whoever Howie did not. Both Herc and Jozy had great weeks.
Howie might be missing, running from the law or still on vacation.
Matt’s Pick – Jermaine Jones (FC Schalke – German Bundesliga)
Jermaine Jones became the second American ever to score in a Champions League knockout stage match (highlights here) mid-week then followed that up with a nice little assist over the weekend (highlights here). Not bad.
Jon’s Pick – Jermaine Jones (FC Schalke – German Bundesliga)
Schalke had a great week and Jones played a huge part, making headlines by scoring the equalizer in their away draw with Galatasaray in the Champions League that has the Royal Blues eying the quarterfinals. Jones followed up his midweek Man of the Match performance by heading a free kick across the box to Joel Matip, assisting opener in a 2-1 Bundesliga win against Fortuna Dusseldorf. And – in typical Jermaine Jones fashion – he was booked in both contests.