KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Romain Gall bagged a goal to help Malmo to a win in Sweden while Ethan Horvath has found himself between the sticks once again for Club Brugge in their win in Belgium.
Malmo kept themselves in the hunt for a Europa League spot next season with a 3-0 win over IFK Goteborg at the Gamla Ullevi Stadium.
Gall was given the start for the team, playing 77 minutes.
The American midfielder would break the scoreless deadlock in the 65th minute with a long-range strike that flew over the outstretched hand of Goteborg goalkeeper Erik Dahlin and into the back of the net.
This opened the floodgates for the visitors as they added a second in the 71st minute through Soren Rieks. Marcus Antonsson backheeled pass found the winger as he steered the ball into the goal.
Markus Rosenberg rounded out the scoring in the 80th minute when he converted from the penalty spot.
The win puts Malmo in fourth place in the standings with 55 points, two points behind third-place Hammarby.
Elsewhere in the Allsvenskan, Alex DeJohn started while Andrew Stadler came off the bench for Dalkurd in their 2-1 loss to Djurgarden. Dalkurd is in a fight at the bottom of the standings as they are currently in automatic relegation spots, two points behind Brommapojkarna who are in the playoff spot.
Kofi Sarkodie started for Trellborg in their 1-0 loss to Ostersunds.
Siebe Schrijvers' strike in the second half would cancel out an earlier goal from Dieumerci N'Dongala as Club Brugge would save a point following a 1-1 tie with Genk at the Luminus Arena.
Horvath has been given the start in recent games as regular starter Karlo Letica is injured.
Genk would open the scoring just 10 minutes into the contest with N'Dongala putting away the goal, with the assist coming from Pozuelo.
However, Club would find the equalizer in the 53rd minute as Schrijvers buried the ball in the back of the net.
Club Brugge currently sits in second place in the standings with 31 points, three points behind Genk.
Elsewhere in the Pro League, Kenny Saief watched from the bench as Anderlecht came away with a 2-1 win over Waasland-Beveren.
Brendan Hines-Ike watched from the bench for KV Kortrijk in their 3-1 loss to Gent.
All of the Americans in France appear to have hit rough patches compared with just a month ago when they were all playing.
Tim Weah has not featured in the PSG first team as Neymar, Edison Cavani, and Kylian Mbappe dominate the front line. Matt Miazga seems to be in the doghouse at Nantes as head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has kept him out of the team since his appointment. There is speculation that the tower center-back could be sent back to Chelsea when the winter transfer window opens.
Theoson-Jordan Siebatcheu looks like he is trying to find his footing at Rennes. He did come off the bench for the team at the weekend in their 2-1 win over Caen.
In Ligue 2, Quentin Westberg watched from the bench as Auxerre came away with a 1-0 win over Metz.
In the Danish Super Liga, Jonathan Amon started for Nordsjaelland while Mike Lansing watched from the bench for Aalborg as both teams shared the points after a 1-1 tie.
Emmanuel Sabbi started for Hobro in their 1-0 loss to Odense.
Erik Palmer-Brown was the only American to play in the Eredivisie at the weekend as he started for NAC Breda in their 2-1 win over Heracles.
In the Eerste Divisie, Kyle Scott started and scored a goal for Telstar in their 2-1 win over Go Ahead Eagles.
Emerson Hyndman started for Hibernian in their 1-0 loss to St. Johnstone.
Down in League One, Kevin Silva watched from the bench for Raith Rovers in their 2-1 win over Brechin.
Kekuta Manneh started for St. Gallen in their 1-0 over Sion in the Swiss Super League.
Josh Gatt started for Rheindorf Altach in their 2-2 tie with Rapid Wien in Austrian Bundesliga action.
Stefan Antonijevic watched from the bench for Lillestrom in their 1-1 tie with Bodo/Glimt.