[AMERICANS ABROAD] Aron Johannsson
, who recently debuted for the U.S. national team, made it five goals in his first five
club games of the season for AZ, scoring in its 3-1 win at Greek club Atromitos in the first leg of their Europa League playoff series on Thursday.
Johannsson, who is now AZ's main
striker with the departure of Jozy Altidore
to Sunderland, has scored in three Eredvisie games and the Johan Cruijff Schaal, the Dutch Super Cup, as well as the
Europa League playoff match.
The former Icelandic under-21 international arrived from Danish club AGF Aarhus in January. Conor O'Brien
did not play for Danish club FC Nordsjaelland in its 1-1 tie with Sweden's Elfsborg, nor did backup keeper Brad Friedel
for Tottenham in its 5-0 win over
Georgia's Dinamo Tbilisi. Terrence Boyd
is injured and did not suit up for Rapid Vienna in its 1-0 win over Georgia's Dila Gori.