Sunday, March 7, 2021

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming...

We promptly roll on to the other three Sunday strikes from Americans playing in Europe. This time, we begin in the Bundesliga, where Josh Sargent nodded home the opener in a 1-1 draw at FC Köln. Not only did he score in back-to-back games for ther first time as a pro, but he also moved to the top of the club's goal chart for the campaign.

 




We already covered Taylor Booth's tally from his team's 4-1 loss to Red Ball Salzburg in the preceding post, but that wasn't the only goal scored by an American in the match. Brenden Aaronson would bag the home side's third with a nifty finish as Jesse Marsch's side moved five points clear at the top of the Austrian Bundesliga table.




Finally, we turn to sunny Greece, where Panetolikos winger Gboly Ariyibi was the one who knocked at the back door to net a lone goal winner against visiting Volos. Like Sargent, he set a new career high with his Sunday strike.








- Greg Seltzer

First Things First

Our boys went crazy over in Europe on Sunday, combining for no less than six goals. That's a lot for one post, so I've decided to break them up into two. We'll start with the three guys who opened fresh club accounts, and among those we'll start with Heracles loan riser Luca de la Torre. The kid had an absolute scorcher to earn Man of the Match honors, a comprehensive performance punctuated by the stoppage time 2-1 winner against Zwolle.   





Over in Turkey, Sivvaspor loan winger Tyler Boyd was the scrambliest scrambler in a goalmouth scramble to temporarily give the visitors a lead at Galatasaray. They'd eventually concede the 2-2 equalizer from the spot, but the share was enough to keep the Istanbul giants from holding onto first place.





Last but certainly not least, St. Pölten midfielder Taylor Booth (who's on loan from Bayern Munich) opened the scoring in what would devolve into a 4-1 defeat against Red Bull Salzburg. The kid buried a proper banger to notch his first career professional goal.







- Greg Seltzer

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Noice.

Considering how he practically saw off Europa League foe Bayer Leverkusen with his marksmanship, it can be easy to forget that Young Boys Bern forward Jordan Siebatcheu hadn't scored a league goal in nearly a month... until today, that is. He buried a nifty header nine minutes from time to earn the runaway league leaders a 1-1 share against Vaduz.










- Greg Seltzer

D²=g

I think it's fair to say that Barnsley loan striker Daryl Dike is heating up. On Saturday, his sharp angle laser into the near top corner served as the lone goal winner in the club's seventh straight Championship victory. He now has three goals in his last four outings to help the Tykes climb into sixth place.








- Greg Seltzer

Friday, March 5, 2021

Drought-Buster

Necaxa winger Alex Zendejas opened the scoring in a 2-2 draw with Pachuca on Thursday night. With a simple run and finish, he bagged his first since opening day to end a seven-game goal fast.













- Greg Seltzer

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

It's Tricky

That's right, our boys rang up another trio of winning effort strikes on Thursday night. Two of the goals came in Championship action, with Daryl Dike jamming home the opener in Barnsley's 3-1 victory at QPR. He's warming up, but the club is red-hot - they've some six straight now to pull to within a point of the last promotion playoff slot.





A little later, in-form Bournemouth loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers also scored from a corner with his, erm, back side. His 88th minute tally earned the Cherries a 2-1 win at Bristol City and kept the club just ahead of hard-charging Barnsley in the all-important sixth place.



UPDATE: Urgh, this clip got taken down in record time. I will get the goal back up when another surfaces





Finally, Brendan Aaronson put the simplest of finishing touches on Red Bull Salzburg's 4-0 ÖFB Cup semifinal cruise past home side Sturm Graz. They are now lined up to go for a three-peat against final foe LASK on May 1st.


 









- Greg Seltzer