American Exports: DaMarcus Beasley logs 45 for Puebla, Freddy Adu left out by Bahia
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Only three days after captaining the US national team to the Gold Cup title, DaMarcus Beasley was back in action for Puebla on Wednesday in La Franja’s 1-1 tie with Santos Laguna.
Beasley came on at halftime for Alberto Medina, with the team 1-0 down from the first half. The former Chicago Fire player featured on the wing for Puebla and in the 57th minute caused danger when he entered the penalty area, but his cross was cut out.
Beasley also had an opportunity four minutes later, when he controlled a rebound, but couldn’t manage to produce a good enough center.
US teammate Michael Orozco Fiscal was left on the bench for Puebla, who rescued a point in second-half injury time through a header from Luis Noreiga.
In other games, Jose Torres was an unused substitute in Tigres UANL’s 2-1 home loss to Morelia, while Alonso Hernandez also warmed the bench in Monterrey’s 3-3 tie with Queretaro.
Further south in Brazil, Freddy Adu wasn’t in the Bahia 18 that defeated Flamengo 3-0.
Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America for MLSsoccer.com. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.