U.S. ABROAD: John O'Brien returns to action after nine-month absence

NETHERLANDS (Eredivisie)

* John O'Brien (Ajax, D1), at Roda JC, 2-1.

Started: 90 minutes. O'Brien made first appearance in nine months, recovering from a layoff with an Achilles tendon injury. O'Brien returned to a team devastated by offseason losses and injuries. Only one player -- Wesley Sneijder -- was in the starting lineup against Roda JC and against AC Milan for O'Brien's last game, in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Champions League. Ajax takes three-point lead on PSV with win in makeup game. Ajax and PSV meet Feb. 8 in Amsterdam.

BELGIUM (Cup, Quarterfinals)

* Oguchi Onyewu (La Louviere, D1), Club Bruges, 2-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Almost scored on header in stoppage time against the defending First Division champion. La Louviere is the defending cup champion.

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications