KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
John Brooks and Fabian Johnson enjoyed wins for their teams, while Bobby Wood scored again for Union Berlin in the team's loss over the weekend in Germany.
Hertha Berlin 2 - 0 Schalke
The capital side maintained their hold on the third automatic qualifying spot for the Champions League with a win over Schalke at the Olympic Stadium.
Brooks started in the center of defense for Hertha in the shutout win.
Vedad Ibisevic opened the scoring just before halftime. Genki Haraguchi provided the assist.
The home side would score their second goal on the night in the 65th minute through Niklas Stark. The midfielder
would rise above his marker to get his head on the ball from a Vladimir Darida corner kick.
The win keeps Hertha in third place on 45 points.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 - 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
The Foals jumped back into the Champions League places with a big win over Frankfurt at Borussia Park Stadium.
Johnson started in the midfield for Mönchengladbach, playing 86 minutes.
Lars Stindl opened the scoring for the home side in the 36th minute. Frankfurt goalkeeper Lucas Hradecky punched out a Raffael free kick that landed at the feet of the forward and he made sure the ball ended up in the goal.
It was a horror day Hradecky and it got even worse for him when Raffael extended Mönchengladbach's lead in the 53rd minute. The Finnish goalkeeper came out of his area and failed to clear the ball properly as it landed at the feet of the Brazilian who lobbed the ball into the goal from long range.
Mahmoud Dahoud rounded out the scoring in the 79th minute as he cut in from the left and his shot beat Hradecky at the near post.
The win moves Mönchengladbach up to fourth place on 42 points.
MSV Duisburg 2 - 1 Union Berlin
Wood extended his goal scoring run for Union, but it was not enough as the team fell to Duisburg at the Schauinsland-Reisen Arena.
The forward would step up to convert a penalty for the visitors in the 61st minute to give them the lead.
However, Duisburg would level the score four minutes later through Stanislav Iljutchenko. The German forward collected a pass from Rolf Feltscher and finished with a brilliant bicycle kick that beat goalkeeper Jakob Jensen.
Wood had an excellent opportunity to regain the lead for Union, but his effort just bounced passed the goal.
Nico Klotz scored the game winner for the home side in the 70th minute. The midfielder played a one-two with teammate Victor Obinna and finished it off with a chip over Jensen.
The loss moves Union Berlin down to 10th place on 33 points.
Russell Canouse made his debut for Hoffenheim as he entered in the second half in the team's 1-0 win over Wolfsburg.
Andrew Wooten saw 86 minutes of action for Sanhausen in the team's 1-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Caleb Stanko watched from the bench as Freiburg earned a 3-1 win over FSV Frankfurt. Shawn Barry saw action in the second half for Frankfurt.