American Exports: O'Brien helps SonderjyskE snap skid
AMSTERDAM – A handful of Americans suited up for some Monday night football across the Atlantic, with Conor O'Brien and SønderjyskE snapping a five-game Superliga win drought with a 3-1 triumph at FC Midtjylland.
Across the water in Sweden's Allsvenskan, Brian Span worked a quiet 51 minutes as slumping Djurgården dropped a 1-0 home decision to Mjällby. Thanks to their fourth straight defeat, the Blue Stripes fell to 10th place.
In neighboring Norway, Chad Barrett was an unused sub in Vålerenga's 2-1 victory at Fredrikstad. The Pride of Oslo have won three of four to keep slim Europa League hopes alive.
Dutch second-flight action saw Charles Kazlauskas work 68 minutes at right midfielder as Helmond Sport lost their first league game of the season, 2-0 to visiting FC Dordrecht. The hosts failed to retain the top spot, slipping a point off the pace in second.
Next door in Germany's 2.Bundesliga, John Anthony Brooks made a four-minute cameo as Hertha Berlin battled visiting Duisburg to a see-saw 2-2 draw. The Blue-Whites remained in sixth place despite stretching their unbeaten run to six games.