KENYA BROWN - Monday, October 3, 2016
It was a rough weekend for some of the Americans in the Bundesliga, with Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund finally getting shutout at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen.
Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
Hopefully this is not a bad omen come November 11, but Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez scored a goal 10 minutes from time to ensure a "dos a cero" score line for Leverkusen at the Bay Arena.
Pulisic started and played the first half for BVB in the losing effort.
The home side had the stronger start and nearly scored nine minutes into the contest when Hernandez's headed effort was cleared away by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki for a corner kick.
The ensuing corner kick would be the opening goal as Admir Mehmedi rose above the defense to head it home.
This was a highly unusual game for Dortmund as they went into the locker room at halftime trailing.
The visitors would have to wait until the 72nd minute to have their first good chance at goal, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike was saved by Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Leverkusen scored their insurance goal in the 79th minute when Hernandez connected on a cross from teammate Hakan Calhanolgu to score for the third straight game.
The loss keeps Dortmund in third place in the standings with 12 points.
John Brooks watched from the bench as Hertha Berlin scored a 2-0 win over Bobby Wood and Hamburg.
Timmy Chandler started, but Eintracht Frankfurt would suffer a narrow 1-0 loss to Freiburg.
Fabian Johnson started and played 82 minutes in Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0 loss to Schalke.
Aron Johannsson sat out to serve his suspension as Werder Bremen settled for a 2-2 tie with Darmstadt
Julian Green watched from the bench as Bayern Munich's game with Koln ended 1-1.
Jerome Kiesewetter came on in the 81st minute as Fortuna Düsseldorf settled for a 1-1 tie with Karlsruher.
Andrew Wooten started and scored a goal in Sandhausen's 2-0 win over Dynamo Dresden.
David Yelldell started in goal as Sonnenhof Großaspach earned a 2-0 win over Zwickau.
Shawn Barry started in FSV Frankfurt's 1-0 win over Sportfreunde Lotte.
Jann George started and scored a goal, while Rob Kristo watched from the bench in Jahn Regensburg's 2-1 win over Osnabrück.