MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, October 5, 2020
With five American soccer players now calling Belgium home, only one played over the weekend as the Pro League completed week seven of competition.
Yanks Abroad recently stopped reporting on Anderlecht games after the departure of Kenny Saief to Poland. Matt Miazga has just joined them on a season long loan from Chelsea, so we'll again be covering the Brussels-based team. This weekend they travelled to Brugge to take on Club in one of the biggest rivalries in the country. Miazga, having just arrived in Brussels, did not take part nor did Ethan Horvath for the reigning champions. The scored ended 3-0 in favor of the Brugge boys.
Next up for these two teams is a trip to Liege for Club, to take on Standard while Anderlecht welcome OH Leuven to the Constant Van den Stock Stadium. This is of course after the international break.
Joe Efford started on the bench for Waasland-Beveren, but was given a little playing time, coming on in the 73rd minute as the Lions snatched a point in the 96th minute, having surrendered a second half goal. It ended one goal apiece and one point apiece at the Freethiel Stadium.
Next up for the East Flanders team is a Belgian Cup game this coming Saturday against Sparta Petergem and then the following week back to league action against KV Oostende, also at home.
In a battle of Yank teams where neither of the Americans played, Sint Truiden hosted Kotrijk and shared the points with them as neither team was able to find the back of the net. Both Chris Durkin and Brendan Hines-Ike were on the bench but neither entered the field of play.
In a couple weeks they'll both go at it again but this time the Canaries will travel to Antwerp to take on Beerschot, while Kortrijk travels to Mechelen.