Aussies abroad: A night of Cup drama for overseas contingent

Socceroo Chris Ikonomidis with a Lazio fan.
There was Cup jubilation for some and disappointment for others as our Aussies abroad continued to wind up their club seasons over the weekend.

Mitch Langerak did his best to keep Borussia Dortmund in the game but ultimately couldn’t prevent his side going down to Wolfsburg in the DFB Pokal final.

Langerak had been a mainstay in goals throughout Dortmund’s German Cup campaign, conceding just four goals en route to the final.

Dortmund scored first but were simply outplayed by the side that finished runner’s up on the Bundesliga table, eventually going down 3-1 in what was Jurgen Klopp’s last game in charge.

Defender Chris Herd was absent from Aston Villa’s squad for the FA Cup final due to an ongoing knee injury, with his side soundly beaten 4-0 by Arsenal at Wembley.

There was better news for recently capped Socceroo Chris Ikonomidis in the Campionato Primavera  Round 2 Play-offs.

The 20-year-old scored an equaliser three minutes from time for Lazio’s youth side against Palermo to push the tie to extra-time after it finished 1-1.

Both sides scored again in extra-time, with Ikonomidis converting his penalty in the shoot-out which his team won 8-7.

Daniel McBreen was also part of a winning side on penalties with his South China outfit winning the AFC Cup Play-off Final in Hong Kong.

McBreen started up front and played till the hour mark as the scores finished 1-1 AET, with the former Mariners’ side winning the shoot-out 4-2.

Brett Holman was another to enjoy some Cup triumph that required spot-kicks, as Al Nasr progressed to the President’s Cup final in the UAE.

The former Socceroo scored the game’s opener, as the result finished 1-1 AET, with Holman not required in the shoot-out which his team won 4-2.

Tim Cahill played a full match for Shanghai Shenhua but couldn’t find the back of the net as the game finished in a stalemate against Shijiazhuang Yongchang FC.

Mitch Duke played a full match as his Shimizu S-Pulse side ran out 5-2 winners in the J-League, while Aziz Behich was a late substitute in his side’s draw in Turkey.

Socceroos Oliver Bozanic and Dario Vidosic locked horns on the final match-day of the Swiss Super League.

Bozanic’s Luzern outfit took the points with a 3-0 result but didn’t make up enough ground to overtake Vidosic’s Sion for sixth in the final standings.

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Dickson Nwakaeme and Daniel McBreen chase goal-scoring glory in AFC Cup

May 20, 2015 – 6:29PM

Jason Dasey

"While I love Malaysia, Nigeria is still the country in my heart when it comes to international football": Dickson Nwakaeme.

“While I love Malaysia, Nigeria is still the country in my heart when it comes to international football”: Dickson Nwakaeme. Photo: Pahang FA

He is one of the hottest strikers in South-East Asia, whose goals have helped take Pahang into the knockout stages of the AFC Cup and to the top of the Malaysia Super League. But Dickson Nwakaeme is quick to quash speculation that he is keen to pursue Malaysian citizenship.

The 29-year-old Nigerian has played in the MSL for the past three seasons after a successful career in Scandinavia with different clubs in Finland and Denmark, including reigning Danish champions Aalborg.

“Getting a Malaysian passport is not something that I’m thinking about, to be honest,” Dickson told ESPN FC. “While I love Malaysia, Nigeria is still the country in my heart when it comes to international football.”

The AFC Cup – Asia’s second-tier competition – has brought out the best in a powerful forward whose ability to keep possession upfront and bully defenders has Pahang believing they can become the first Malaysian club to make the final. With six AFC Cup goals in the group stages, Dickson is joint second top scorer, along with South China’s former A-League Golden Boot winner, Daniel McBreen, whose Hong Kong-based side have also advanced from the group stages.

Dickson will be a key man when Pahang face Persipura Jayapura of Indonesia in the last 16 on May 26.

“I want to win the AFC Cup so badly,” he said. “For me, it is as good as playing in the Europa League in Europe. I made the second round of the AFC Cup with Kelantan in 2013 but I think we can go further with Pahang.”

Dickson’s dreams of playing in a third consecutive Malaysia FA Cup final were shattered last weekend when 10-man Pahang lost 3-2 on aggregate to struggling Kelantan, conceding the killer goal in the 92nd minute. Kelantan, with former Socceroo Jonathan McKain playing at centre back, will face Singapore’s LionsXII in Saturday’s final.

Dickson’s path to South-East Asia is an unlikely one. He says happened after he became fed up with what he described as “dishonest” agents in Europe. In April 2012, he signed a five-month contract with Vietnamese League champions Song Lam Nghe An FC and scored off the bench in the 93rd minute in his debut.

“I just wanted to get as far away from Europe as possible,” he said. “I knew that I was good enough to play in the better leagues and I had interest from Germany and Holland. But for whatever reason, it didn’t work out for me so when I was in Finland I thought I would give Asia a try.”

He joined Pahang for the 2014 season after a year with Kelantan in which he won the Malaysia FA Cup and lost 1-0 in the final of the Malaysia Cup against his future teammates. The Pahang goal scorer that day was Argentine forward Matias Conti who has since become his strike partner in one of the most feared combinations in the region.

An old style No.9, Conti is a fox in the box who thrives on crosses and is a clinical penalty taker. Dickson is skillful and powerful with the ability to create something from nothing.

“At first we didn’t play together so well and it had nothing do with the fact that Matias is a Spanish speaker because football is a universal language,” Dickson said. “But now it is much better as we have no other option than to work hard for each other and for the team. We are like one big happy family at Pahang and Matias and I enjoy our partnership upfront.”

The new rule in Malaysia this season allowing all four foreigners to play together at the same time means that Dickson and Conti are no longer competing for two of the three import spots in the starting eleven. Ex-English league defenders Zesh Rehman​ and Damion Stewart are the other non-Malaysian players in the squad.

Coached by prolific former national striker Zainal Abidin​, who took over from Australian Ron Smith in March last year, Pahang have put a slow start to the season behind them to sit two points clear at the top of the MSL table.

They won both Cup competitions last season with Dickson at the heart of their success. After scoring the winner in the 2014 FA Cup final against Felda United, he grabbed both goals in last November’s Malaysia Cup final.

Dickson said the atmosphere at Bukit Jalil National Stadium where 10-man Pahang prevailed against league champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in a penalty shootout in front of 90,000 fans is something he will never forget.

“I’ve played for Aalborg against Odense, which is a big match in Denmark, but the Malaysia Cup final was amazing – the biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of,” he said.

“Scandinavia doesn’t have the passion or crowds that Malaysia has. With four foreigners now able to play at the same time, the MSL is getting better and better.”

Even so, Dickson said that he won’t let go of his ultimate dream of playing in one of Europe’s bigger leagues.

“Of course, I always want to play in Europe. I believe I have the quality and I am proving that with what I am doing here,” he said.

“But I’m really loving competing for trophies with Pahang and living in Malaysia. It’s truly Asia and I love it.”

* Former Herald journalist Jason Dasey is Singapore-based Senior Editor of global football website www.espnfc.com

 

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Aussies abroad: Mat Ryan wins, James Holland and Daniel McBreen score

Maty Ryan moved a step closer to the league title in Belgium while James Holland scored to help send his club closer to some silverware and Daniel McBreen was on target in the AFC Cup.

Ryan’s Club Brugge overcame the concession of an early goal and a 1-0 half-time deficit to beat Sporting Charleroi 3-1.

The Socceroo gloveman made a couple of crucial saves to keep Brugge in the contest before they finished over the top of the visitors late on.

Brugge hold a five-point lead at the top – although KAA Gent has a game in hand – with five matches remaining.

Holland scored just a minute after coming off the bench as his Austria Wien beat Wolfsberger 3-0 to advance to the OFB Pokal final.

The Socceroo midfielder came on with 19 minutes left and barely 60 seconds later had found the back of the net, scoring the match-sealing goal.

A huge final awaits Holland next month.

Meanwhile, recent Socceroo debutant Chris Ikonomidis was among the substitutes again as his Lazio side crushed Parma 4-0 in Serie A.

Ex-Mariners striker Daniel McBreen scored in injury-time as South China AA cruised to a 3-0 win over Global Manila in the AFC Cup.

McBreen’s former team-mate Mitch Duke played a full game in the J-League as Shimizu S-Pulse threw away a three-goal half-time lead to draw 3-3 with Montedio Yamagata.


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Aussies abroad update: McBreen bangs in a brace

Daniel McBreen in training with club side South China.

Aussie striker Daniel McBreen is showing no signs of slowing down his goal-scoring exploits, bagging a brace overnight in South China’s big win over Global FC in the AFC Cup.

The ex-Central Coast Mariners championship-winning star scored the opening goal inside two minutes and then doubled the visitors lead 25 minutes later as the Chinese Premier League club went on to win 6-1 in Manila.

It’s the 37-year-old’s, who won the Hyundai A-League’s golden-boot in 2013, first goals for the club since joining them last month.

“It’s nice to score goals but it doesn’t matter who scored as we played well and got a good result,” McBreen told the South China Morning Post.

“This is my first 90 minutes for four and a half months and the more minutes I can get, the better I will play.”

McBreen was gifted the first goal after a shank from a goal-kick, before slotting his second midway through the half when he turned home Mahama Awal’s cross.

Fellow Aussie Evan Kostopoulos, who also plays for South China, wasn’t in the squad.

South China is currently third in the Hong Kong Premier League, two points behind leaders Eastern AA, ahead of Sunday’s Chinese FA Cup clash with Citizen AA.

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McBreen departs Central Coast Mariners

Friday, 31 January 2014 8:20 PM

McBreen departs Central Coast Mariners

The Central Coast Mariners’ hopes of retaining the A-League title have taken another blow, with Daniel McBreen following Trent Sainsbury out the door at Bluetongue Stadium.

McBreen, 36, has been allowed to join Shanghai SIPG, the Chinese Super League club where he spent five months on loan in 2013.

Last season’s golden boot winner will now be ineligible for the Mariners’ key clash away to league leaders Brisbane Roar on Sunday.

Earlier on Friday Central Coast confirmed the sale of star centre-back Trent Sainsbury to Dutch club PEC Zwolle, as the championship-winning side assembled by departed coach Graham Arnold continues to disband.

The Mariners, who took the unusual step of contacting supporters directly to canvass their opinion on McBreen’s potential departure, claim they intend to sign several players before the transfer window shuts as they seek to replace the recent departures, which include key forward Michael McGlinchey, who followed Arnold to J-League club Vegalta Sendai.

‘I can assure our fans that we are very active in the transfer market, and there will be further announcements over the next couple of days,’ head coach Phil Moss said in a statement.

‘I have so much confidence in the squad that remains, and obviously we are in a fantastic position at this time of the season. The players that we will be bringing in will only add quality to the squad we already have.’

The signing of veteran defender Eddy Bosnar, a youtube favourite courtesy of his vicious free-kicks, is expected to be confirmed on Saturday.

 

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McBreen penalty shocker sees Phoenix hold Mariners

Sunday, 12 January 2014 6:15 PM

McBreen penalty shocker sees Phoenix hold Mariners

A missed penalty from Central Coast Mariners striker Daniel McBreen handed the Wellington Phoenix a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Westpac Stadium on Sunday.

An early goal to Matt Simon gave the visitors the advantage before Kenny Cunningham equalised on the stroke of half-time to finish what was a frustrating half for the hosts on a high.

The visitors found attacking opportunities hard to come by in the second half but were awarded a penalty by referee Matthew Gillett when Trent Sainsbury was fouled by goalkeeper Glen Moss.

They didn’t make the most of it however with McBreen’s attempt well wide of the mark and the Phoenix survived with a point from the tense encounter.

While ugly, what will please coach Ernie Merrick is the fight his side showed in the dying moments of the first half despite being outplayed early in the match.

Jeremy Brockie’s form, however, will leave the former Melbourne Victory coach asking questions of his main striker. The 2012-13 Golden Boot runner-up hasn’t scored a goal in 10 rounds, with his last goal coming in the Phoenix’ 2-3 loss to the Melbourne Victory in round four.

Mariners coach Phil Moss was left ruing what could have been as McBreen’s missed penalty cost his side the chance to reduce the deficit between themselves and second-placed Western Sydney Wanderers to three points.

For the Phoenix the match presented the chance to win their fourth consecutive game for the first time since 2012 while the Mariners were looking to avoid a third consecutive away loss.

A minute’s applause for former general manager of Wellington Newspapers Ian Wells, who passed away aged 76. He and John Dow conceived the idea for a Wellington franchise to take the A-League licence from the now defunct Auckland Knights in 2007.

While the Phoenix’s last three victories illustrated a positive brand of football there were signs of an unwanted nostalgia as the hosts resorted to error-riddled, stuttering football in the first half.  Both sides were also hindered by the presence of what can only be pleasantly described as a Wellington breeze.

The Mariners dominated early territory and were rewarded when Matt Simon scored the opener after 16 minutes. The Phoenix failed to clear their lines with the ball ricocheting to Simon, who scored his 37th A-League goal in his 128th appearance and give the visitors a deserved 1-0 buffer.

It looked to be enough for a 1-0 half-time lead, but Cunningham’s strike in the last minute of the first half lifted the spirits of the hosts and the ever-vocal Yellow Fever.

The Costa Rican made the most of a half-chance to outpace Kiwi Storm Roux and score his second goal for the hosts and give them a share of the spoils at half-time.

Despite defender Michael Boxall’s fifth yellow card in eight games early in the second half it was the Phoenix who came out the more positive of the two sides, at one stage earning consecutive corners as they tried to capitalise on the staunch north-westerly.

McBreen’s missed penalty added some frustrations for the travelling supporters before Roy Krishna became the 79th footballer to play for the Wellington Phoenix and the first of Fijian descent to play in the A-League after being brought on for Stein Huysegems late in the half.

Wellington Phoenix 1 (Cunningham 45)
Central Coast Mariners 1 (Simon 16)

Crowd: 7000 @ Westpac Stadium

 

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Team of the Week | Round Nine

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:00 PM

Team of the Week | Round Nine

In a weekend where the Hyundai A-League celebrated its 1000th match, three players notched braces to demand selection in Round Nine’s Team of the Week.

Player of the Week: Sidnei

The Glory wideman fired in a contender for goal of the season when he opened the scoring in the six goal thriller against Phoenix. The Brazilian celebrating the World Cup draw by unleashing an unstoppable strike on his favoured left boot from beyond the area. Sidnei had a hand in Glory’s second goal when he laid on the ball for Thwaite to nod home, and capped his performance with a second goal in injury time which will no doubt accelerate Glory’s bid to re-sign their exciting winger.

Goalkeeper: Matthew Acton
Making just his second Hyundai A-League appearance, Matthew Acton put in an accomplished performance deputising for the injured Michael Theo. The 21-year-old made one of the saves of the season to deny Fabio Ferreira and also denied Sergio Cirio late on to ensure Roar took maximum points and extended their lead at the league’s summit.

Team of the Week | Round Nine

Defenders:

Storm Roux: The Central Coast right back was a constant menace down the right flank against the Sky Blues and was part of a Mariners defence that kept the only clean sheet of the weekend. His overlapping runs and crosses to the box had Sydney FC constantly on the backfoot. The 20-year-old is proving to be another astute signing by last season’s Champions and has taken his game to another level since making his international debut for the All Whites against Mexico.

Kew Jaliens: The former Dutch international has been a large part of the Jets revival this season, and his leadership and work rate were again strong in the Jets win on the weekend. Victory were expected to make light work of Newcastle playing in front of their home fans in the Hyundai A-League’s 1000th match. However Jaliens was responsible for repelling wave after wave of attack and was also a threat from set-pieces.

Michael Thwaite: The Perth skipper headed home a classy finish and had the post-goal celebratory dance to match in Glory’s two-goal win over the Phoenix. Thwaite showed great athleticism to get his head to the ball from a cross, the equaliser giving his side back the ascendancy and they went on to take the match in convincing fashion.

Aziz Behich: The Melbourne Heart left back undoubtedly had his best game of the season against the Wanderers to help ensure the Red and White took away a valuable point from Pirtek Stadium. Not too many sides have held last season’s Premiers to one goal at home but Behich held firm in the face of Western Sydney’s attack. The on-loan Bursaspor defender was rarely beaten and was able to win the ball for his side with some sharp tackles on numerous occasions.

Midfielders:

Nathan Burns: Newcastle winger Nathan Burns made a welcome return to the goal scorers list and he made it a brace to give the Jets the points against Victory. On loan from Incheon United, Burns scored his first Hyundai A-League goal since netting for Adelaide back in October 2007. He struck two similar goals, one in each half, firing low across goalkeeper Nathan Coe to ensure the Jets were the victors in the league’s 1000th match.

Aaron Mooy: The Wanderers playmaker has been a consistent performer in midfield this year and notched the equaliser that ensured last season’s Premiers extended their unbeaten home run to 10 matches. Deployed in a more attacking role Mooy was a constant threat, netting his first goal of the season and he could easily have had a couple more. The 23-year-old showed his versatility playing in the No.10 role and only a great save from Heart keeper Andrew Redmayne denied him a late winner.

Michael McGlinchey: The Kiwi international was pulling the strings for the Mariners in midfield during their win over the Sky Blues. McGlinchey was involved in the lead up to the decisive goal and provided some silky touches that should have seen his side win by more than a solitary goal. He also got through his fair share of work in defence to help ensure Sydney FC barely had a sight of goal.

Strikers:

Besart Berisha: The Roar striker has been on fire since making his return from injury and made it four goals in three games in the win against the Reds to extend Brisbane’s lead at the top of the table. Berisha calmly slotted an equaliser from the spot and showed the kind of determination you want from your frontman when knocking in the winner to make his third appearance in a row in the Team of the Week.

Daniel McBreen: Last season’s Golden Boot winner netted his first goal of the season against the Sky Blues to see his side back on the winners list – and managed to get in a plug for Camp Quality in the process. McBreen was a constant target up front for the Mariners who had gone a little shy in front of goal in recent weeks and proved why he could be the man to lead Central Coast to back-to-back titles.

 

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Team of the Week | Round Nine

Monday, 9 December 2013 6:00 PM

Team of the Week | Round Nine

In a weekend where the Hyundai A-League celebrated its 1000th match, three players notched braces to demand selection in Round Nine’s Team of the Week.

Player of the Week: Sidnei

The Glory wideman fired in a contender for goal of the season when he opened the scoring in the six goal thriller against Phoenix. The Brazilian celebrating the World Cup draw by unleashing an unstoppable strike on his favoured left boot from beyond the area. Sidnei had a hand in Glory’s second goal when he laid on the ball for Thwaite to nod home, and capped his performance with a second goal in injury time which will no doubt accelerate Glory’s bid to re-sign their exciting winger.

Goalkeeper: Matthew Acton
Making just his second Hyundai A-League appearance, Matthew Acton put in an accomplished performance deputising for the injured Michael Theo. The 21-year-old made one of the saves of the season to deny Fabio Ferreira and also denied Sergio Cirio late on to ensure Roar took maximum points and extended their lead at the league’s summit.

Team of the Week | Round Nine

 

Defenders:

Storm Roux: The Central Coast right back was a constant menace down the right flank against the Sky Blues and was part of a Mariners defence that kept the only clean sheet of the weekend. His overlapping runs and crosses to the box had Sydney FC constantly on the backfoot. The 20-year-old is proving to be another astute signing by last season’s Champions and has taken his game to another level since making his international debut for the All Whites against Mexico.

Kew Jaliens: The former Dutch international has been a large part of the Jets revival this season, and his leadership and work rate were again strong in the Jets win on the weekend. Victory were expected to make light work of Newcastle playing in front of their home fans in the Hyundai A-League’s 1000th match. However Jaliens was responsible for repelling wave after wave of attack and was also a threat from set-pieces.

Michael Thwaite: The Perth skipper headed home a classy finish and had the post-goal celebratory dance to match in Glory’s two-goal win over the Phoenix. Thwaite showed great athleticism to get his head to the ball from a cross, the equaliser giving his side back the ascendancy and they went on to take the match in convincing fashion.

Aziz Behich: The Melbourne Heart left back undoubtedly had his best game of the season against the Wanderers to help ensure the Red and White took away a valuable point from Pirtek Stadium. Not too many sides have held last season’s Premiers to one goal at home but Behich held firm in the face of Western Sydney’s attack. The on-loan Bursaspor defender was rarely beaten and was able to win the ball for his side with some sharp tackles on numerous occasions.

Midfielders:

Nathan Burns: Newcastle winger Nathan Burns made a welcome return to the goal scorers list and he made it a brace to give the Jets the points against Victory. On loan from Incheon United, Burns scored his first Hyundai A-League goal since netting for Adelaide back in October 2007. He struck two similar goals, one in each half, firing low across goalkeeper Nathan Coe to ensure the Jets were the victors in the league’s 1000th match.

Aaron Mooy: The Wanderers playmaker has been a consistent performer in midfield this year and notched the equaliser that ensured last season’s Premiers extended their unbeaten home run to 10 matches. Deployed in a more attacking role Mooy was a constant threat, netting his first goal of the season and he could easily have had a couple more. The 23-year-old showed his versatility playing in the No.10 role and only a great save from Heart keeper Andrew Redmayne denied him a late winner.

Michael McGlinchey: The Kiwi international was pulling the strings for the Mariners in midfield during their win over the Sky Blues. McGlinchey was involved in the lead up to the decisive goal and provided some silky touches that should have seen his side win by more than a solitary goal. He also got through his fair share of work in defence to help ensure Sydney FC barely had a sight of goal.

Strikers:

Besart Berisha: The Roar striker has been on fire since making his return from injury and made it four goals in three games in the win against the Reds to extend Brisbane’s lead at the top of the table. Berisha calmly slotted an equaliser from the spot and showed the kind of determination you want from your frontman when knocking in the winner to make his third appearance in a row in the Team of the Week.

Daniel McBreen: Last season’s Golden Boot winner netted his first goal of the season against the Sky Blues to see his side back on the winners list – and managed to get in a plug for Camp Quality in the process. McBreen was a constant target up front for the Mariners who had gone a little shy in front of goal in recent weeks and proved why he could be the man to lead Central Coast to back-to-back titles.

 

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Aussies starring abroad

Thursday, 1 August 2013 10:21 AM

Aussies starring abroad

It has been a busy week for Australian footballers playing abroad with Asian competitions returning and friendlies heating up in Europe.

Former Central Coast Mariner Daniel McBreen scored one of the goals of the year playing for Chinese Super League club Shanghai East Asia.

The 2012-13 A-League Golden Boot winner scored a stunning lob from distance in the 26th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead.

Another former Mariner Bernie Ibini also played a full game for Shanghai while Aussie Daniel Mullen played a full game for Dalian Aerbin.

Despite his heroics, McBreen and Dalian could only secure a 2-2 draw, their third draw in a row, with Shanghai East Asia leaving them in ninth on the table.

In other Chinese Super League action Joel Griffiths came on in the second half and scored to give his side Qingdao Jonoon a 1-0 lead before the match against Changchun YaTai finished in a 1-1 draw, while Erik Paartalu played a full game as his side Tianjin Teda claimed a 1-0 victory over Hangzhou.

Socceroos hero Josh Kennedy helped his J-League side Nagoya Grampus to a 3-1 victory with a double against Kashima Antlers.

Kennedy has now scored six goals in 13 appearances as the side moved nine points above the relegation zone.

The 11th placed club will feel justified in its decision to not release him to play in the EAFF East Asian Cup despite him being called up by coach Holger Osieck.

Off the back of playing at the EAFF Cup for the Socceroos, Robbie Cornthwaite came on as a substitute for his K-League team Chunnam Dragons as they won 2-1 over Seongnam.

In Europe, Robbie Kruse played in a friendly for new club Bayern Leverkusen against fellow Bundesliga club FC Kaiserslautern.

The former Fortuna Dusseldorf and Melbourne Victory forward played 80 minutes as he looks to break into the starting side for the impending season.

Fellow Aussie Bundesliga player Mitch Langerak kept a clean sheet after playing a full match for his club Borussia Dortmund against lower league club Wurzberger Kickers as his side won 3-0.

Aston Villa’s Chris Herd played the second half in the side’s 5-0 friendly victory over Walsall FC as he hopes to also secure a spot in the side’s starting eleve when the EPL season begins.

Last weekend’s action saw Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern) score a brace to give his Swiss Super League team a 3-2 victory while Matthew Leckie could not get his Bundesliga 2 side FSV Frankfurt a result despite scoring as they went down 2-1.

Socceroos hero Tim Cahill was also amongst the goals as he score in the 11th minute for New York Red Bulls in their 4-3 victory over Real Salt Lake as the side remained 2nd in the MLS. An injury he picked up from the game will however keep him out of the MLS All Stars game to be held today.

 

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