Another American teenager made his pro debut in Europe. After Emerson Hyndman
at Fulham in England,
another 18-year-old, Rubio Rubin
, started and went the distance for FC Utrecht in its 2-1 victory over Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie.
only signed with FC Utrecht in July. He turned 18 in March, making him eligible to sign a pro contract, but he had to wait for the European transfer window to reopen in July 1.
expected to start out with FC Utrecht II but played with the first team in preseason before suffering a broken nose. FC Utrecht was forced to call up Rubin because of a string of injuries.
Rubin was involved in the first goal, mis-hitting on a cross that fell to for Jens Toornstra
for a well-placed shot to the far post. Mexico ... Edgar Castillo
's new club, unbeaten Atlas, continued its fine form Saturday with
its fourth win in five games in Mexico's Torneo Apertura, 1-0 win over Leones Negros.
Castillo set up the lone Zorros goal, a penalty kick converted by Paraguayan Luis Caballero
, when he was taken down in the area in the 87th minute. Castillo is one of five Atlas players who have played in every game. Mexico, Liga MX FRIDAY:
Paul Arriola (did not dress), Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas Joe Corona
(90 minutes, 1 assist),
Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas
Gabriel Farfan (did not dress), Chiapas, 1-2 at Tijuana
Greg Garza (did not dress), Tijuana, 2-1 vs. Chiapas
Alejandro Guido (on bench), Tijuana, 2-1 vs.
Ventura Alvarado (did not dress), Club America, 3-2 vs. Morelia Edgar Castillo
minutes), Atlas, 1-0 vs. Leones Negros Herculez Gomez
(sub: 9 minutes), Tigres, 1-1 at Puebla
Alonso Hernandez (on bench), Monterrey, 3-1 vs. Cruz
Michael Orozco (did not dress), Puebla, 1-1 vs. Tigres Jose Torres
(61 minutes), Tigres, 1-1 at Puebla England ...
For Brad Guzan
's Aston Villa, the new English Premier League
season on the road began a lot better than the last season ended. Villa, loser of its last six away games, beat Stoke City, 1-0, to open the 2014-15 campaign. Geoff
, a fixture in the Stoke lineup for two seasons, watched the opener from the stands.
The clubs of the other two Americans -- Jozy
(Sunderland) and Tim Howard
(Everton) -- in action on Saturday both drew, 2-2, on the road.
The big surprise of the day on the
American front in the EPL was that Geoff Cameron
, a fixture in the Stoke lineup for two seasons, watched the game against Villa from the stands as Phil Bardsley
, picked up from Sunderland, got the nod at right back.
Hyndman again went the distance for Fulham, which dropped its second straight
decision -- a 1-0 loss at home to London rival Millwall -- in the League Championship. England, Premier League SATURDAY: Jozy Altidore
(sub: 10 minutes), Sunderland, 2-2 at West Bromwich Albion
Geoff Cameron (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-1 vs.
Brad Friedel (on bench), Tottenham, 1-0 at Brad Guzan
(90 minutes), Aston Villa, 1-0 at Stoke City Tim Howard
(90 minutes), Everton, 2-2 at Leicester City
Brek Shea (did not dress), Stoke City, 0-1 vs. Aston Villa SUNDAY:
Cropper, Southampton, at Liverpool Stoke City-Aston Villa Highlights: England, League
Championship Emerson Hyndman
(90 minutes), Fulham, 0-1 vs. Millwall Eric Lichaj
(sub: 5 minutes),
Nott. Forest, 2-2 vs. Bolton Wanderers
Will Packwood (did not dress), Birmingham City, 1-0 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion Tim Ream
Bolton Wanderers, 2-2 at Nott. Forest Jonathan Spector
(90 minutes), Birmingham City, 1-0 vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Zak Whitbread (on bench),
Derby County, 0-0 vs. Sheffield Wednesday
Danny Williams (did not dress), Reading, 1-0 vs. Ipswich Town Germany ...
None of the German-American World Cup players whose clubs were in action in the DFB Pokal on Saturday got off the bench. Germany, DFB Pokal SATURDAY:
John Brooks (on bench), Hertha Berlin, 4-2 at Viktoria Cologne
Timmy Chandler (on bench), Ein. Frankfurt, 2-0 at Viktoria Berlin
(90 minutes), Stuttgarter Kickers, 1-4 vs. Borussia Dortmund
Fabian Johnson (on bench), Bor. M'Gladbach, 3-1 at Homburg
Terrence Boyd (did not dress), Red Bull Leipzig, 2-1 vs. Paderborn
Julian Green (did not dress), Bayern Munich, 4-1 at Preussen Muenster
Marc Heider (did not dress), Holstein Kiel, 1-2 vs. 1860 Munich Bobby Wood
(85 minutes), 1860 Munich, 2-1 at Holstein Kiel
Andrew Wooten (did not
dress), Sandhausen, 1-4 at Arminia Bielefeld MONDAY:
Alfredo Morales, Ingolstadt, at Kickers Offenbach Elsewhere ... Austria, Bundesliga
Conor O'Brien (did not dress), Wiener
Neustadt, 0-3 at Groedig Belgium, Pro League Sacha Kljestan
(sub: 13 minutes), Anderlecht, 2-2 at
Westerlo France, Ligue 1 SATURDAY:
(sub: 19 minutes), Nantes, 1-1 at Metz Netherlands, Eredivisie SUNDAY:
Aron Johannsson (did not dress), AZ, 1-3 vs. Ajax Rubio Rubin
(90 minutes, FC Utrecht, 2-1 vs. Willem
II Norway, Tippeligaen FRIDAY:
Jeb Brovsky (did not dress), Stromsgodset, 3-2 at Start SUNDAY:
(76 minutes), Rosenborg, 1-3 at Brann
Josh Gatt (did not dress), Molde, 2-0 at Sarpsborg
Ethan Horvath (did not dress), Molde, 2-0 at Sarpsborg Andrew Jacobson
(90 minutes), Stabaek, 1-3 at Odd Michael
(86 minutes), Stabaek, 1-3 at Odd
Zarek Valentin, Bodo/Glimt Serbia, Super Liga Freddy
(on bench), Jagodina, 0-3 at Red Star