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.
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.
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.
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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