Friday, September 23, 2016

Crazy 8's

A pair of Americans rang the 2.Bundesliga bell away from home on Friday night. Jerome Kiesewetter bamboozled three defenders and the netminder to bag his first Fortuna Düsseldorf goal as consolation in a loss at Braunschweig. Soon thereafter, Sandhausen's Andrew Wooten pounced on a rebound to bury the last-gasp leveler at Greuther Fürth.

Jerome Kiesewetter Tor , Goal - Eintracht... by goals-highlightsHD

Andrew Wooten Goal - Greuther Furth 1... by Football--Live

- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Fab day

Yep, it was quite a good Wednesday for Americans playing in Europe: Perry Kitchen was named Hearts captain, Cameron Carter-Vickers helped Spurs to a shutout rout on his debut (and damn near scored, to boot), and to top it all off, 'Gladbach's Fabian Johnson got loose for a late equalizer at RB Leipzig. It's his first of the campaign, check it.

Leipzig 1 - 1 Borussia Monchengladbach by cristian_lupu

- Greg Seltzer

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Because of course...

Down one late, who ya gonna call?

- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, September 17, 2016

A whole new ballgame

To protect and save serve.

- Greg Seltzer

Wing man

Borussia Dortmund teen phenom Christian Pulisic got his first Bundesliga start of the season and promptly went off to the tune of a goal and two assists. His strike play begins at the 3:45 mark, and then he set up BvB's fourth (5:27) and sixth (6:44) tallies. For all this and more, he was named Man of the Match by the official league website.

Surely, USMNT fans who are eager to see Fabian Johnson remain on left wing will delight in the fact that Pulisic did all of his damage today from the right flank.

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- Greg Seltzer

Thursday, September 15, 2016

FIFA: Where enough is never enough

Competitively, this is lame. No explanation required there. From a fan standpoint, good luck to everyone battling with people from eight more countries for tickets, which will surely see their prices bumped further into the stratosphere. So much for soccer being the working man's sport. Needless to say, double lame doesn't even begin to cover this.

But hey, what could go possibly wrong with giving the already super-trustworthy FIFA even more money and power?

- Greg Seltzer