American Exports: Parkhurst & Co. fall in Champs League

Michael Parkhurst with FC Nordjaelland

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AMSTERDAM – Michael Parkhurst and Danish holders FC Nordsjælland came up short on their Champions League debuts, with the visitors dropping a 2-0 decision to Ukrainian power Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

The US international started very brightly and gave a solid account of himself in the match, which was decided by a pair of goals from in-form Shakhtar striker Henrik Mkhitaryan.

Parkhurst & Co. will get their next chance at a Champions League duck breaker when defending champs Chelsea visit Farum Park on October 2.