KENYA BROWN - Monday, August 14, 2017
As was the case last weekend, only one American in the Belgian Pro League saw action this weekend as Ethan Horvath guided his team to yet another three points on Friday evening.
Zulte Waregem 1 - 2 Club Brugge
The Blud-Blacks made the short trip to Waregem to kick off the weekends Belgian soccer action and once again came away with all three points.
Club's first goal came on the 22 minute mark when Anthony Limbombe raced up the left flank and spotted Emmanuel Dennis steaming into the box with a defender at either side. The pass was spot on however and the Nigerian front man easily slipped it past Louis Bostyn and into the back of the Waregem net.
The Brugge boys doubled their lead just after the intermission after Timothy Derijck thought it would be a good idea to stop a corner kick from becoming a goal by punching the ball away. The only problem was that he is a defender and not a goalkeeper. Jelle Vossen put the ball on the spot and sent it left, while the keeper went right.
Essevee, as the home team is known to its supporters, did manage to get back into the game five minutes later. A back heel to Danish defender Brian Hamalainen was centered into the box and struck with gusto by Anderlecht loanee Aaron Leya from just five yards out, giving Horvath no chance at all to react.
Later in the game the hosts were denied a penalty when Peter Olayinka was brought down just inside the box by Brugge defender Brandon Mechele. The only one in the Rainbow Stadium that didn't think it was a penalty was the referee.
After three weeks of Pro League action, Horvath and his team remain undefeated and sit in the top spot. They are, in fact, the only team to remain unbeaten in the league. They'll hope to keep the streak alive next Sunday afternoon when then head to fourth place Kortrijk.
Juan Pablo Torres kept his place on the bench but the 18 year old was not called upon as Sporting Lokeren lost by two goals to none at home. They are still searching for their first points of the season. The team won't have to travel far next weekend when they hop on the bus to play against Waasland-Beveren.
Kenny Saief-less KAA Gent could only manage a 1-1 draw on the road to Mechelen. It was however their first point of the season so their a point better off than Torres' team. Next week they'll travel again, this time to Mouscron.