American Exports: Parkhurst, Wild Tigers rally for draw

Michael Parkhurst of FC Nordsjælland

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AMSTERDAM — It was a light Easter Sunday card for Americans playing in Europe, headlined by Michael Parkhurst and FC Nordsjælland rallying near the death for a 1-1 Superliga draw at FC Midtjylland.

The US international ably held down right back for the visitors, who pulled level on Rawez Lawan's 89th-minute strike. The Wild Tigers slightly cut their title deficit on Monday combatants FC Copenhagen to five points, while seeing their edge for Denmark's second Champions League invite sliced to the same size by victorious AC Horsens.

Across the border in the Bundesliga, Steve Cherundolo watched on as Hannover 96 suffered a 3-0 lesson at Schalke, who went without suspended midfielder Jermaine Jones. The loss dropped the Reds to eighth, two points off a Europa League slot.

One level below, Matt Taylor hopped off the bench to set up Paderborn's first equalizer in a wild 2-2 draw with guests 1860 Munich.

Not two minutes after entering in the 64th, the former Chivas USA and Kansas City forward earned a penalty kick, which Schwarz-Blau top gun Nick Proschwitz promptly converted. Despite remaining winless in five, Paderborn inched to within two points of the promotion playoff place.