KYLE SCHNITZER - Friday, August 22, 2014
A stellar offensive debut from Fabian Johnson for his new club Borussia Mönchengladbach highlighted mid-week action for Americans in the UEFA Europa League.
Sarajevo 2 - 3 Borussia Mönchengladbach
In his debut with Borussia Mönchengladbach, Fabian Johnson showed what American fans have come accustomed to seeing: his ability to change the game. His late-game playmaking ability gave Gladbach the victory, 3-2.
In the 73rd minute with the game tied at 2-2, Johnson assisted forward Branimir Hrgota, who scored his second of the match to put Gladbach ahead.
The 26-year-old played the entire 90 minutes at right-back for his new squad. The victory sets them up comfortably for when Sarajevo travels to Germany next week.
Stjarnan 0 - 3 Inter Milan
Pablo Punyed and Stjarnan suffered a costly defeat at home to Inter Milan, 3-0.
In the 40th minute, Inter Milan scored two goals within seven minutes behind Mauro Icardi and Dodo. Substitute Danilo D'Ambrosio added another tally minutes before injury time.
Punyed played the entire 90 minutes, giving him 945 total minutes this season for the Icelandic side.
The test for Punyed and Stjarnan will become tougher as they travel to San Siro, an atmosphere much larger than their home field, on Thursday August 28.
American goalkeeper Brad Friedel was on the bench for this one, as French international Hugo Lloris started in Tottenham's 2-1 victory over AEL. An 80th minute goal from Harry Kane served as enough for the Spurs to sneak past with control into a home bout next week.