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Kljestan and Boyd mark return with goals
by Paul Kennedy, February 16th, 2014 3:26PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Playing for the first time in a month, Sacha Kljestan scored the first goal and set up the second in Anderlecht's 2-0 win over Bergen Mons.

Making his first appearance since the winter break began two months ago, Terrence Boyd scored a consolation goal in stoppage time for Rapid Vienna in its 2-1 loss at Admira.

Their goals put the top three American scorers in Europe all on the scoreboard over the weekend. Aron Johannsson scored his 22nd goal of the season for AZ. In addition, Danny Williams, making a late bid to get back in the World Cup picture, also scored in Reading's 3-1 away win in England.

Leading Scorers (2013-14):
22+1 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
13+1 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
9+1 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

Anderlecht-Bergen Mons Highlights (Kljestan goal at 0:34, assist at 1:08):


Saturday ...

The M*A*S*H unit worrying U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann began to empty out as Johannsson scored in AZ's 1-1 tie with Juan Agudelo's FC Utrecht. Fabian Johnson returned to action for Hoffenheim for the first time since breaking his hand, and Alejandro Bedoya (Nantes) was back in action in France.

Johannsson (groin) had been out 10 days. Bedoya (hamstring) was playing for the first time in two weeks for Nantes, which settled for a 0-0 tie with Nice. Johnson started at right back in Hoffenheim's 4-1 win over VfB Stuttgart that moved it into 10th place in the Bundesliga.

Jozy Altidore did not dress in Sunderland's 1-0 win over Southampton that moved it into the quarterfinals of the English FA Cup. He had played six games for Sunderland in 21 days before the Black Cats' match at Manchester City was washed out on Wednesday. In addition to a relegation fight, Sunderland has a March 2 date in the Capital One Cup final coming up.

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
IN BRIEF:
30
players.
---------------
24
in action.
9
started.
6
came off bench.
2 on bench.
7 did not dress.

GOALKEEPERS:
Sunday:
Tim Howard (on bench), Everton (England), 3-1 vs. Swansea City (FA Cup)
No game:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England)

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
Edgar Castillo (90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-3 at Santos
Steven Cherundolo (did not dress), Hannover 96 (Germany), 0-2 at Mainz
Saturday:
DaMarcus Beasley
(sub: 45 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 0-1 at Cruz Azul
Oguchi Onyewu, Sheffield Wed. (England D2), vs. Charlton Athletic (FA Cup-postponed)
Michael Orozco (90 minutes), Puebla (Mexico), 0-1 at Cruz Azul
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-1 at Millwall
Sunday:
John Brooks (on bench), Hertha Berlin (Germany), 1-2 vs. Wolfsburg
Timmy Chandler (did not dress), Nuremberg (Germany), 1-0 at Augsburg
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England), 1-3 at Sheffield United (FA Cup)
No game:
Geoff Cameron, Stoke City (England)

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Joe Corona (sub: 31 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-3 at Santos
Saturday:
Alejandro Bedoya (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Nantes (France), 0-0 at Nice
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 1-1 at Millwall
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 4-1 vs. VfB Stuttgart
Brek Shea (did not dress), Barnsley (England D2), 2-2 at Doncaster Rovers
Jose Torres (sub: 13 minutes), Tigres (Mexico), at Chiapas (late game)
Sunday:
Danny Williams
(90 minutes, 1 goal, 1 yellow card), Reading (England D2), 3-1 at Queens Park Rangers
Jermaine Jones (did not dress), Besiktas (Turkey), 1-0 vs. Bursaspor
Sacha Kljestan (90 minutes, 1 goal, 1 assist), Anderlecht (Belgium), 2-0 vs. Bergen Mons
Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)

FORWARDS:
Friday:
Herculez Gomez
(sub: 27 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-3 at Santos
Bobby Wood (sub: 26 minutes), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 0-2 at FC Ingolstadt
Saturday:
Juan Agudelo (73 minutes), FC Utrecht (Netherlands), 1-1 at AZ
Aron Johannsson (90 minutes, 1 goal), AZ (Netherlands), 1-1 vs. FC Utrecht
Jozy Altidore (did not dress), Sunderland (England), 1-0 vs. Southampton (FA Cup)
Sunday:
Terrence Boyd (sub: 8 minutes, 1 goal), Rapid Vienna (Austria), 1-2 at Admira
No game:
Clint Dempsey, Fulham (England)


1 comment
  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: February 17, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
    I would love to see Agudelo come back into the picture. I think he would (if he's on his game) be a perfect compliment to Aron Johannsson. Adding Boyd,to the mix with Dempsey and Altidore would give us a decent strike force to pick from.


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