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Johannsson scores twice to up total to 24 goals
by Paul Kennedy, March 8th, 2014 3:55PM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Aron Johannsson scored two more goals -- the first with a lob of the keeper, the second following a nifty turn on the ball -- to give him 24 goals in all competitions this season for AZ and lead the Dutch club to a 4-0 win over Heracles. Jose Torres scored his first league goal since joining Tigres a year ago in its 3-0 win over previously unbeaten Liga MX leader Cruz Azul.

Leading Scorers (2013-14):
24+2 Aron Johannsson (AZ)
14 Terrence Boyd (Rapid Vienna)
9 Sacha Kljestan
(Anderlecht)
(Goals in all club competitions.)

Johannsson Goal #1:

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Johannsson Goal #2:

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Friday night in Mexico ...

Two Californians made their Liga MX debut Friday night: Dennis Flores, 20, for Apertura champ Leon, and Alejandro Guido, 19, for Tijuana.

Tijuana, which plays the LA Galaxy in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals, started Americans Joe Corona and Greg Garza while Herculez Gomez and Guido came off the bench. Edgar Castillo, who usually starts at left back, was rested after playing for the USA against Ukraine on Wednesday.

DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco were both carded in Puebla's loss to Toluca.

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
GOALKEEPERS:
Saturday:
Cory Cropper (did not dress), Southampton (England), 1-0 at Crystal Palace
Tim Howard (on bench), Everton (England), 1-4 at Arsenal (FA Cup)
Idle:
Brad Guzan, Aston Villa (England)

DEFENDERS:
Friday:
DaMarcus Beasley (90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Puebla (Mexico), 0-3 at Toluca
Edgar Castillo (on bench), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-0 vs. Guadalajara
Michael Orozco (62 minutes, 1 yellow card), Puebla (Mexico), 0-3 at Toluca
Saturday:
Geoff Cameron
(90 minutes, 1 yellow card), Stoke City (England), 1-1 at Norwich City
Timmy Chandler (did not dress), Nuremberg (Germany), 0-2 vs. Werder Bremen
Steven Cherundolo (did not dress), Hannover 96 (Germany), 1-1 vs. Bayer Leverkusen
Eric Lichaj (did not dress), Nottingham Forest (England), 0-1 vs. Barnsley
Oguchi Onyewu (90 minutes), Sheffield Wed. (England D2), 0-2 at Yeovil Town
Will Packwood (90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), 0-2 vs. Queens Park Rangers
Tim Ream (90 minutes), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 5-1 at Leeds United
Jonathan Spector (90 minutes), Birmingham City (England D2), vs. 0-2 Queens Park Rangers
Sunday:
John Brooks, Hertha Berlin (Germany), at Mainz

MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Joe Corona
(90 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-0 vs. Guadalajara
Saturday:
Alejandro Bedoya
(sub: 67 minutes), Nantes (France), 2-2 vs. Ajaccio
Stuart Holden (did not dress), Bolton Wanderers (England D2), 5-1 at Leeds United
Fabian Johnson (90 minutes), Hoffenheim (Germany), 0-4 at Schalke 04
Sacha Kljestan (on bench), Anderlecht (Belgium), 0-1 vs. Leuven
Alejandro Morales (90 minutes), FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 1-1 at Union Berlin
Brek Shea (did not dress), Barnsley (England D2), 1-0 at Nottingham Forest
Jose Torres (90 minutes, 1 goal, 1 yellow card), Tigres (Mexico), 3-0 vs. Cruz Azul
Danny Williams (did not dress), Reading (England D2), 1-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion
Sunday:
Jermaine Jones, Besiktas (Turkey), vs. Eskisehirspor
Offseason:
Mikkel Diskerud, Rosenborg (Norway)
Josh Gatt, Molde (Norway)

FORWARDS:
Friday:
Herculez Gomez (sub: 14 minutes), Tijuana (Mexico), 2-0 vs. Guadalajara
Bobby Wood (on bench), 1860 Munich (Germany D2), 4-0 vs. Aalen
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Saturday:
Juan Agudelo
(sub: 30 minutes), FC Utrecht (Netherlands), 0-1 vs. PSV (halftime)
Aron Johannsson (90 minutes, 2 goals), AZ (Netherlands), 4-0 vs. Heracles
Sunday:
Jozy Altidore, Sunderland (England), at Hull City (FA Cup)
Terrence Boyd, Rapid Vienna (Austria), at Wacker Tirol


3 comments
  1. marco gonzalez
    commented on: March 9, 2014 at 10:42 a.m.
    THIS IS WHO I WOULD TAKE TO BRAZIL: Howard, Cameron,Besler,Gonzalez,Johnson Jones,Bradley,Kljestan Donovan,Dempsey Johannsson ................. Guzan,Rimando Parkhurst,Goodson,Beasley Beckerman, Bedoya,Zusi,Diskerud,Shea Johnson, Altidore

  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: March 9, 2014 at 11:03 a.m.
    Do we have any other player currently in the mix who could score a goal like Johannsson's 2nd. Time for him to be our featured forward.

  1. Bertrand Hamilton
    commented on: March 9, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.
    Johannsson is our best bet for striker in Brazil; Jozy may or may not find his form. Time to feature Aron in the friendlies.


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