Kljestan on bench again, Morales scores in Germany

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Sacha Kljestan, whose season at Anderlecht began so brightly with seven league goals in the first two and a half months and another goal in the UEFA Champions League, finds himself on the bench in the Belgian league playoffs.

He didn't get off the bench as Anderlecht, the two-time defending champion, earned a key 2-1 win at Lokeren on Friday that moved it to within two points of idle Standard Liege. Kljestan has only started four games since the start of the year.

-- Alfredo Morales scored his first goal for Ingolstadt in its 2-1 loss to Paderborn in the German second division.

-- Jermaine Jones helped set up the lone Besiktas goal in a 1-1 tie with Konyaspor.

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

U.S. World Cup Contenders:
MIDFIELDERS:
Friday:
Jermaine Jones (90 minutes), Besiktas (Turkey), 1-1 at Konyaspor
Sacha Kljestan (on bench), Anderlecht (Belgium), 2-1 at Lokeren
Alfredo Morales (90 minutes, 1 goal), FC Ingolstadt (Germany D2), 1-2 vs. Paderborn
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