U.S. Abroad: Soares and Stanko switch leagues

Americans A.J. Soares and Caleb Stanko have moved to clubs in Denmark and  Liechtenstein. Soares, a free agent, left Norwegian club Viking for AGF Aarhus in Denmark, while Stanko left German Bundesliga team Freiburg on loan for FC Vaduz, which is based in a Liechtenstein but plays in the Swiss Super League.

Soares, 27, left MLS after helping the New England Revolution reach MLS Cup 2014 but ended up in Norway after a month to Hellas Verona of Serie A collapsed. He played 20 games for Viking in 2015 and 12 in 2016.

Aarhus was 10th in the 12-team Danish Superliga but was runner-up in the Danish Cup.

Stanko, who turned 23 on Tuesday, spent five years with Freiburg but only made the first team in 2015-16 when he played in just five games. It won promotion back to the Bundesliga.

Vaduz was eighth in the Swiss Super League in 2015-16, its best finish in three years in the top flight of Swiss soccer.
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