U.S. Abroad: Shaq Moore's Reus wins after in-game protest

Not for the first time in his career, 22-year-old American Shaq Moore finds himself at a financially Spanish pro club that's unable to pay its players.


After reportedly not being paid for three months, players on second division Reus did something about it. With the support of players on the opposing team, Alcorcon, Reus starters stood in a huddle in a silent protest after their  La Liga 123 match kicked off at the Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo.

Instead of going down the field and scoring in an empty goal, the Alcorcon players kept the ball in their own half until the Reus players broke their huddle.

The crazy thing is, Reus then went out and beat Alcorcon, 1-0, on a first-half penalty from Luis Gustavo Ledes.  With the result, Reus ended a six-game winless streak, while Alcorcon missed a chance at taking over the top spot in La
Liga 123.

Moore, who is on loan from Levante, played all 90 minutes for the second game in a row after not playing in weeks. He moved to Spain in 2015 after captaining the USA at the Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand, but had to leave his first club, Huracan Valencia, after it stopped paying its players.
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