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Kljestan wins first Belgian trophy
by Paul Kennedy, July 24th, 2010 12AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Such is the value Belgian champion Anderlecht places in Sacha Kljestan that the former Chivas USA midfielder was the only newcomer to break into the starting lineup for its first major test of the season, a 1-0 win over Gent Friday in the Belgian Super Cup. Next up for the De Buffalos: UEFA Champions League qualifying Wednesday at Welsh club Wrexham.

Kljestan, 24, was the oldest of four offseason acquisitions. The others were Argentines Pier Barrios (20) and Pablo Chavarria (22) and Czech defender Jan Lecjaks (19).

But keeping everyone but Jelle Van Damme was perhaps "our biggest transfer," said Anderlecht coach Ariel Jacobs.

Kljestan played 60 minutes before giving way to Czech Jan Polak.

Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate had the game's only goal on the half-hour mark, scoring off a feed from Argentine Lucas Biglia.

The win was Anderlecht's ninth in the Super Cup.

Kouyate goal:



0 comments
  1. Juan R
    commented on: July 26, 2010 at 3:19 p.m.
    Sacha went to Anderlecht? When did this happen? Great for Sacha! He needed more consistency and this should help him focus on every touch and situtation. Will Landon go? It would be great for US soccer if Lando was playing on a club in Europe.

  1. David Huff
    commented on: July 27, 2010 at 6:16 p.m.
    Juan, where have you been? The transfer was announced shortly after the June 1st window opened up. I'm happy for my Chivas LA star, he can develop further playing in Europe and be paid a real $ salary (actually Euros which is even better) compared to MLS.

  1. Juan R
    commented on: July 30, 2010 at 11:15 a.m.
    I guess I was on the moon. Though I wish I was in South Africa. And Sacha scored a goal the other day, nice!


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