Midfielder Michael Bradley
was an 82nd minute sub for Heerenveen in its 1-0 win over Ajax Amsterdam in the semifinal first-leg of the Dutch playoffs for a spot in next year's European
Heerenveen got its goal in the first half from Lasse Nilsson
, the player Bradley later replaced. The return leg is on Sunday. The the winner faces Twente Enschede
or AZ Alkmaar, which tied 1-1 in their first leg, in the final.