[AMERICANS ABROAD] It's not the end of January, and Aron Johannsson has already reached the 20-goal mark for the season, scoring for defending champion AZ in its 2-0 win at Roda JC in the Dutch Cup quarterfinals.
Most Goals, Americans in Europe:
G PLAYER (TEAM, SEASON)
31 Jozy Altidore (AZ, 2012-13)
23 Clint Dempsey (Fulham, 2011-12)
20 Michael Bradley (Heerenveen, 2007-08)
20 Aron Johannsson (AZ, 2013-14)
19 Jozy Altidore (AZ, 2011-12)
18 Aron Johannsson(AGF/AZ, 2012-13)
17 *Earnie Stewart(Willem II, 1990-91)
17 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna, 2012-13)
*Records in non-league games unavailable.
(Top-level leagues only.)
Johannsson, who scored in the 59th minute, now leads the KNVB Beker with six goals this season. the Icelandic-American has scored in all three cup games this season. Jozy Altidorescored in all six AZ games last season (eight goals overall) to give Americans goals in AZ's last nine cup matches.
Johannsson has scored in every competition AZ is entered in this season. He also has 12 goals in the Eredivisie and one each in the Dutch Super Cup and Europa League.
COPA MX.For the second game in a row, teenager Paul Arriola scored for Tijuana farm team Dorados in their 3-1 win over top-level Estudiantes. Fellow American Alejandro Guido came off the bench in the game played in the Dorados' home city of Culiacan.