Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
'Lion-hearted cobra' Jaqua starts scoring streak in Austria
February 26th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  international

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD]. Oregon product Nate Jaqua, who joined Altach last month from the Houston Dynamo, has scored in each of his first two games for the Austrian First Division struggler. Jaqua's second goal was an 88th minute gamewinner.

With the game tied 1-1, Jaqua struck home from five yards after receiving a low cross from Roland Kirchler to give Altach, 8th place in the 10-team league, a 2-1 win over Rapid Vienna, which entered the game in third place.

A week ago, in his debut, Jaqua scored the tying goal for Altbach against Austria Vienna.

After his second goal, one Austrian newspaper described the 6-foot-3 striker as a "penalty-area cobra with a lion's heart." Jaqua was also praised for his defensive work.

Jaqua played college ball at the University of Portland in 2000-02. He entered MLS through Project-40 and was drafted in 2003 by the Chicago Fire, for which he scored 21 goals in 91 games during four seasons. He spent 2007 with the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. He scored six regular-season goals and one playoff goal to help Houston win the 2007 MLS title.

"I was always confident we could win, even in the second half," said Jaqua on Altbach's Web site. "I'm very happy about the goal. The atmosphere was sensational."

An Altbach home crowd of 8,000 attended the game.

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Gold Cup: Klinsmann gives Dempsey's captaincy to Bradley    
Not unexpectedly, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Michael Bradley his captain for the ...
Gold Cup: Chicharito out with broken collarbone    
Mexican star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, who has been linked to a move to MLS's Orlando City, ...
What They're Saying: Jill Ellis    
"I have absolute faith and trust in our medical team to do the right thing. I ...
What They're Saying: Sepp Blatter    
"I am a religious person and pray, too. I own a golden cross that has been ...
Video Pick: Carli Lloyd recalls Jersey roots     
If you want to know more about U.S. Women's World Cup captain Carli Lloyd, scorer of ...
Three takeaways from Japan-England     
Defending champion Japan returned to the Women's World Cup final thanks to a 2-1 win over ...
ICYMI | MLS: 'Sky is the limit' for Fire's Magee    
The return of 2013 MLS MVP Mike Magee comes at a good time for the Chicago ...
Jordan Morris will miss at least month with stress fracture    
Rampant speculation over the short-term and long-term futures of Stanford University and U.S. forward Jordan Morris ...
Open Cup: Red Bulls pound Cosmos, SKC's Dywer hits four    
A year ago, the New York Red Bulls were crushed by the New York Cosmos, 3-0, ...
USL Roundup: Schuler on the way back    
Defender Chris Schuler, an important player for Real Salt Lake, marked his comeback by playing for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives