BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Gale Agbossoumonde was sharp in his professional debut in Europe and Alejandro Bedoya scored again but both were unable to prevent their clubs from earning a result.
Djurgarden 0 - 1 Malmo
After earning just one point in its first two games, Djuargarden was looking for its first win on Saturday when it hosted a strong Malmo team.
Gale Agbossoumonde made his first professional start since leaving for Europe in 2009. The tall central defender had his debut delayed because of international duty with the US U-20 national team.
In the first half, Djurgarden was even with Malmo but shortly before the half the course of the game changed when their keeper, Pa Dembo Touray, earned a red car for blatantly handling a ball outside the box.
In the second half, Agbossoumonde was proving to be effective in helping out the undermanned Djurarden as both teams traded chances.
However in second half injury time, Malmo's Jimmy Durmaz broke the scoreless tie when he hit a magnificent left footed volley from 23 meters.
Djurgarden will look for its first win of the season on Tuesday when they host GAIS.
Orebro 2 - 3 Gefle
After winning its first two games of the season, Orebro looked to stay atop the Allsvenskan table when it hosted Gefle on Monday.
Alejandro Bedoya once again started for Orebro and played a full 90, while netting his second goal of the season.
After the teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half, the action would pick up in the second. Andreas Haddad opened the scoring in the 54th minute for Orebro when he capitalized from close range.
Dragan Kapcevic equalized for Gefle in the 64th minute when he found the net with a left footed shot from inside the box.
Bedoya would put Orebro ahead in the 74th minute when he blasted home a shot after controlling the ball with his chest. For the New Jersey born Bedoya, it was his second goal in three games to start the Allsvenskan season.
Following Bedoya's goal, things would unravel quickly for Orebro. In the 79th minute Jonas Lantto would level the score at 2-2 when he scored after a combination with Jakob Orlov.
In the 88th minute, Gefle would find the winner when Lantto would score his second goal of the game on an assist from Hasse Berggren who had just entered the game less than a minute earlier for Orlov.
Bedoya and Orebro will try to regroup for their next game on Thursday when travel to take on Hacken.
Degerfors 3 - 3 Osters
After posting a win in its opening game of the Superettan, Degerfors suffered a late equalizer in a 3-3 draw against Osters at home.
Goalkeeper Brian Edwards started for Degerfors and played a full 90.
Matteo Blomqvist-Zampi opened the scoring when he gave Osters a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute the lead however would only last five minutes when Erik Jernberg equalized in the 40th minute.
Early in the second half Freddy Soderberg once again put Osters on top when he struck in the 50th minute
Degerfors scored two in quick succession and took a 3-2 later in the half when Peter Samuelsson and Marcus De Bruin tallied in the 75th and 80th minutes.
In the 88th minute David Thor Vidarsson equalized for Osters and the teams were forced to split a pair of points.
After earning four points in the first two games, Degerfors will regroup and play on Tuesday when they travel to take on Trollhattan
Angelholm 3 - 2 Brommapojkarna
Angelholm continued its strong start to the Superettan season and notched its second win in as many games with a 3-2 home win over Brommapojkarna on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski once again started for Angelholm and played a full 90 minutes.
Martin Andersen opened the scoring for the hosts when he found the back of the net in the 24th minute however Andreas Eriksson equalized for Brommapojkarna just three minutes later in the 27th.
Angelholm's 19 year old forward Sebastian Andersson scored two consecutive goals in the second half in the 56th and 72nd minute to give the hosts 3-1 lead.
A late score from Brommapojkarna's Pontus Segerstrom in the 87th minute would pull one back for the visitors but it would not change the outcome as the final whistle sounded just a few minutes later and Angelholm prevailed 3-2 and earned all three points.
Angelholm will next play on Wednesday when they travel to take on Limhamn Bunkeflo.
Varnamo 0 - 2 Ljungskile
After dropping their first game of the Superettan season, Ljungskile rebounded on Sunday with a 2-0 road win over Varnamo.
For Ljungskile, goalkeeper Nick Noble started and played a full 90 while Michael Thomas started but was subbed out in second half injury time.
With the score 0-0 in the second half, Johan Patriksson broke the deadlock when he scored in the 68th minute to give Ljungskile a 1-0 lead.
In the 84th minute, Tobias Mikaelsson who entered the game in the 62nd minute put the game out of reach when his goal gave the visitors a 2-0 lead.
Ljungskile will look to continue their strong play when they return to action on Wednesday to face Torslanda on the road.
Ryan Miller was an unused substitute for Halmstads in their 2-0 loss to GAIS
Sam Petrone did not dress for Mjallby in their 1-0 win over Kalmar