American Exports: O'Brien nets in tie with Goodson & Co.
AMSTERDAM – A handful of Americans clocked in on Friday, with SønderjyskE ace Conor O'Brien bagging his fourth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw with Clarence Goodson's Brøndby.
Almost certainly playing his final game for the home side, the winter free agent cleaned up his own mess after his spot kick had been saved to level matters for the first time on 35 minutes. The point eventually gained put SønderjyskE four points clear of the drop zone.
Meanwhile, Goodson saw yellow on his return to the lineup as Brøndby lifted themselves out of the Superliga basement.
South of the border in the Bundesliga, Fabian Johnson and Daniel Williams worked middling shifts as Hoffenheim slumped to their fifth defeat in a row, 2-0 defeat at Hamburg. Johnson played all 90 minutes, while Williams departed after 66 in his return to defensive midfield.
One flight down, Andrew Wooten went whistle-to-whistle as Sandhausen fell 3-1 at FSV Frankfurt. The American earned an "MLS assist" on the visitors' lone goal in their first loss in four.
Over in Russia, FC Rostov loan forward Eugene Starikov played 37 relief minutes in a 3-2 home loss to Kuban Krasnodar. The result snapped a four-game unbeaten run by the 11th place hosts.
Finally, Tony Taylor watched on from the dugout as Estoril tentatively climbed to fifth in Portugal's Liga ZON Sagres with a 3-0 blanking of guests Vitória Setúbal.