U.S. Abroad: Diskerud makes debut in Sweden

Mix Diskerud made his debut for Swedish club IFK Goteborg in a 1-1 tie with Malmo before more than 32,000 fans on the opening day of the Allsvenskan. Bobby Wood, who remained in Germany during the international break with a back injury, assisted on the first goal in Hamburg's 2-1 win over that lifted it to 13th place, three spots ahead of four teams tied for 14th spot.

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Jorge Villafana's first starts for the USA in World Cup qualifying coincided with his return to the Santos starting lineup. He started again in its 1-0 win over Queretaro that moved it into the eighth spot in the Torneo Clausura.

BELGIUM, Jupiler Pro League
Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge), on bench, 1-2 at Gent

DENMARK, Superliga
Steve Clark (Horsens), 90 minutes, 0-0 vs. OB
Conor O’Brien (Horsens), 79 minutes, 0-0 vs. OB
Rubio Rubin (Silkeborg), on bench, 0-0 vs. AaB

ENGLAND, Premier League
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Tottenham), on bench, 2-0 at Burnley
Brad Guzan (Middlesbrough), on bench, 0-0 at Swansea City

ENGLAND, League Championship

Eric Lichaj (Nott. Forest), 90 minutes, 1 yellow card, 1-0 vs. Leeds United
Tim Ream (Fulham), sub-1 minute, 1-0 at Rotherham United
Danny Williams (Reading), 90 minutes, 1-0 vs. Leeds United

GERMANY, Bundesliga
Terrence Boyd (Darmstadt), on bench, 0-4 at Leipzig
John Brooks (Hertha Berlin), 90 minutes, 1-3 vs. Hoffenheim
Timmy Chandler (Ein. Frankfurt), 90 minutes, 1 yellow card, 1-1 vs. Bor. Moenchengladbach
Aron Johannsson (Werder Bremen), on bench, 5-2 at Freiburg
Alfredo Morales (FC Ingolstadt), 90 minutes, 2-1 vs. Mainz
Christian Pulisic (Bor. Dortmund), sub-4 minutes, 1-1 vs. Schalke 04
Bobby Wood (Hamburg), 90 minutes, 1 assist, 2-1 vs. FC Cologne

GERMANY, 2. Bundesliga
Russell Canouse (Bochum), 90 minutes, 0-0 at Sandhausen
Julian Green (VfB Stuttgart), 67 minutes, 3-3 vs. Dynamo Dresden
Jerome Kiesewetter (Fortuna Duesseldorf), on bench, 0-1 at 180 Munich

ISRAEL, Ligat ha’Al
Aaron Schoenfeld (Maccabi Tel Aviv), sub-21 minutes, 0-1 at Hapoel Be'er Sheva

MEXICO, Liga MX
Paul Arriola (Tijuana), sub-25 minutes, 3-3 at Atlas
Jonathan Bornstein (Queretaro), 90 minutes, 0-1 at Santos
Edgar Castillo (Monterrey), on bench 0-1 at Club America
Joe Corona (Tijuana), 90 minutes, 1 yellow card, 3-3 at Atlas
Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), 90 minutes, 0-0 vs. Puebla
Michael Orozco (Tijuana), 90 minutes, 3-3 at Atlas
Jose Torres (Tigres), on bench, 0-1 vs. Leon
Jorge Villafana (Santos), 90 minutes, 1-0 vs. Queretaro
William Yarbrough (Leon), 90 minutes, 1-0 at Tigres

NETHERLANDS, Eredivisie
Matt Miazga (Vitesse), 90 minutes, 2-1 vs. NEC

NETHERLANDS, Eerste Divisie
Shane O'Neill (NAC Breda), sub-50 minutes, 4-0 at VVV
Gedion Zelalem (VVV), sub-15 minutes, 0-4 vs. NAC Breda

NORWAY, Eliteserien
Alex Horwath (Brann), on bench, 1-1 at Tromso

SCOTLAND, Premier League
Emerson Hyndman (Rangers), 90 minutes, 1-1 vs. Motherwell
Perry Kitchen (Hearts), vs. Celtic
Bjorn Johnsen (Hearts), vs. Celtic

SWEDEN, Allsvenskan
Mix Diskerud (IFK Goteborg), 86 minuted, 1-1 vs. Malmo
Brendan Hines-Ike (Orebro), vs. Jonkopings Sodra, Monday

SWITZERLAND, Super League
Caleb Stanko
(FC Vaduz), 55 minutes, 1 yellow card, 2-3 at Young Boys
2 comments about "U.S. Abroad: Diskerud makes debut in Sweden".
  1. Nick Daverese, April 2, 2017 at 8:28 p.m.

    I collect how soccer programs work all over the world.

    From a Swedish coach

    There are tons of soccer clubs there, and most of the mid size to bigger clubs have youth programs.

    The programs are often run as recommended by the Swedish Soccer Assoc.

    Age 7-9 play 5v5, #3 ball and small field.

    Age 10-12 play 7v7, #4 ball and still small field.

    From age 13 you play full size and 11v11.

    Usually practice is 2-3 times per week and a game every weekend. Season April-Sept.

    Adidas sponsors instructional soccer programs for age 6-13, which are popular.

    There are elite camps arranged by the Soccer Assoc. for age 15.

    The players are picked by each regional soccer assoc.

    There are also 4 schools for age 16-20 where they get an education and play soccer. Only a selected number is chosen each year from many applicants.

    Many teams participate in diff. cups, e.g., Gothia Cup, during the summer when league play is on hold.

    In regard to winter fields some gravel/sand fields have underground heating from recycled hotwater from industries.

    I know that my hometown's game field now have underground heating so that the field will be ready for the season premier in beginning of April.

    It's four hrs north of Stockholm and they usually get 3-4 feet of snow.

    When I played we usually started our outdoor season in Feb. And we played on a cleared, snowy soccer field with a layer of sand on top for traction.

    Now, indoor training facilities with a full size game field are starting to be built in many major cities

  2. Nick Daverese, April 2, 2017 at 8:36 p.m.

    You don't have to learn Swedish in Sweden everyone speaks English. One of my daughters speaks 6 languages. She got an award for her swedenish and spent a few months in Sweden to study their language and culture. She told me it was not what she expected. Once they found out she was American no one wanted to speak Swedish with her just English. She stayed in a villa right next to where a Swedish NHL hockey player lived. If you win the Stanley cup a player can keep the cup for a while. He has the cup and he has a party I guess the guest of honor is the cup. They are all drunk the hockey player actually pissed in the cup.

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