Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
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
Kljestan scores seven minutes into European debut
by Paul Kennedy, July 27th, 2010 4:30PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, belgium, uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] American Sacha Kljestan needed just seven minutes to score his first goal for Belgian champion Anderlecht in its 3-1 win over Welsh club FC The New Saints in their UEFA Champions League third-round qualifying match.

Anderlecht was the heavy favorite in the first leg at the Racecourse Ground -- built in 1872 -- and put the game away with goals by Kljestan after seven minutes and Jonathan Legear in the 18th minute.

Anderlecht should clinch the series when it concludes next week at the Parc Astrid in Brussels.

Champions League qualifying wraps up next month with the fourth qualifying round. The winners advance to the group phase, while the losers move into the Europa League.

According to Anderlecht estimates, qualifying for the Champions League would be worth $12 million to $15 million in additional revenues and bonuses.

July 27 in Wrexham
FC The New Saints 1 Anderlecht 3. Goals: C.Jones 51; Kljestan 6, Legear 18, Suarez 73.
FC The New Saints -- Harrison, D.Holmes, C.Marriot (T.Holmes, 20), Evans, Baker, Jones, Ruscoe, Hogan, Berkeley (Seargeant, 78), Williams, Sharp (Darlington, 83).
Anderlecht -- Proto, Gillet, Juhasz, Mazuch (Lecjaks, 83), Deschacht, Kouyate, Kljestan (Kanu, 85), Biglia, Legear, Suarez (De Sutter, 76), Boussoufa.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Bradenton and Austin to host MLS preseason events    
Eight clubs will take part in the inaugural IMG Suncoast Pro Classic Feb. 16-28 at IMG ...
TV Report: EPL Breakaway set for New Year's Day    
NBCSN will present its first-ever Premier League Breakaway --  a special two-hour show featuring RedZone-like live ...
MLS Trade Central: Monday's deals    
The Chicago Fire signed Indiana University defender Patrick Doody as the club's sixth Homegrown Player. In ...
No time to end the one thing I love to do    
Taylor Leach, a two-time first-team All-SEC defender, led the University of South Carolina to the quarterfinals ...
The Good, the Bad and -- holiday greeting cards    
Europe in a nutshell: A goal of the month volley from Italy, a dive of the ...
Gall and Gooch lead U.S. U-20s past Honduras    
The U.S. under-20 national team wrapped up its trip to San Pedro Sula with a second ...
Brazil captures women's tourney ahead of USA    
Brazil won the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia when it tied the USA, 0-0, before 11,000 fans ...
Claudio Lopez returns to Rapids as director of soccer    
Claudio Lopez, who played for Argentina in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, has returned to ...
What They're Saying: Tim Howard    
"I think the MLS have probably made their own problem. New York is owned by Manchester ...
Video Pick: A keeper gaffe for the ages     
The record will show that Lierse defender Arjan Swinkels scored an own goal in Saturday's 6-0 ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives