[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):
The M*A*S*H unit worrying U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann began to empty out asJohannsson 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)