U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List

John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the scoring in a 4-4 tie at Eintracht Frankfurt, which rallied from 3-0 and 4-2 down with two goals in the 90th minute. Here's who has been hot (and cold) in midweek among Americans abroad ...

Here's who has been hot (and cold) in midweek among Americans abroad ...

HOT/COLD. John Brooks. Starting in his fifth straight game for Hertha, Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the scoring in a 4-4 tie at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Jos Luhukay was full of praise for Brooks after his performance in Hertha's 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, but the Hertha coach was not in a good mood after the game in Frankfurt.

Eintracht rallied from 3-0 and 4-2 down with two goals from giant Alexander Meier -- his 11th and 12th of the season -- in the 90th minute. On the tying goal, Meier beat Brooks to a flicked-on ball in the middle of the area.

The tie left Hertha in a three-way tie for 11th place with one game to play before the winter break.

On the move: Herculez Gomez

Gomez is joining Puebla -- his third team in three championships -- after playing for Liga MX Apertura runner-up Tigres in the fall. Gomez comes full circle with the move to Puebla, where he shared the Liga MX scoring title in 2010.

Gomez in Mexico:
GP/G TEAM (YEAR)
15/10 Puebla (2010)
29/5 Pachuca (2010-11)
16/7 Estudiantes Tecos (2011)
45/13 Santos (2012-13)
21/0 Tijuana (2013-14)
15/1 Tigres (2014)

HOT. Alfredo Morales. Morales assisted on the opening goal by Adam Leckie in FC Ingolstadt's 2-1 victory over visiting St. Pauli that extended its lead at the top of the German second division to seven points.

COLD. Fabian Johnson. After a strong World Cup, it's been a frustrating fall at new club Borussia Moenchengladbach as Johnson again watched from the bench in a 4-1 win over Werder Bremen. Injuries kept him out of the lineup for part of the fall, but all he's managed is two Bundesliga appearances off the bench totaling 15 minutes in the last two months for third-place Gladbach.

HOT. Sacha Kljestan. An insurance goal from Kljestan -- his second goal of the season -- gave Anderlecht a 3-0 win at Zulte-Waregem in the first leg of their quarterfinal series in Belgium's Cofidis Cup

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