[AMERICANS ABROAD] U.S. international Edson Buddle scored in his first game for German Bundesliga 2 club Ingolstadt in its 1-1 tie with first-place Duisburg on Friday.
Buddle, who signed after leading the Los Angeles Galaxy to the 2010 MLS regular-season title, scored from close range with 15 minutes remaining, but Duisburg’s Olcay Sahan equalized 10 minutes later.
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The tie left Ingolstadt in 17th place in the second division, five points in the relegation zone. The bottom four teams go down in the 18-team league.
Elsewhere, 18-year-old American Bobby Wood suited up for 1860 Munich's first team for the first time in its 1-0 win at VfL Osnabrueck.
Wood is one of three German-based youngsters along with Joe Gyau (Hoffenheim) and Fabian Huerzeler (Bayern Munich) vying for starting spots on the U.S. under-20 national team.
In the German first division, Ricardo Clark again started for Eintracht Frankfurt in its 1-0 loss at Hamburg.
On Saturday, Steve Cherundolo started for Hannover 96 in its 1-0 loss to Wolfsburg, while goalie Luis Robles started for second division Karlsruhe in its 4-2 loss to Alemannia Aachen.