AMSTERDAM – Three Americans were in uniform in Europe on Sunday, with Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht returning to the top of Belgium's Jupiler League with a patient 2-0 victory at arch rival Club Brugge.
The former Chivas USA man went the distance, striking the frame from a flicked-on free kick with 13 minutes to play in a one-goal game. Combined with a draw posted by previous table toppers Racing Genk on Saturday, the win boosted Les Mauves into a one-point league lead.
Next door in France's Ligue 1, recovered Sochaux forward Charlie Davies dressed for his club for the first time in over 14 months, but did not feature in a 1-1 draw with visiting Bordeaux.
Having taken a long road back from a horrific October 2009 car accident, the US national team star will see his next chance for a comeback outing arrive Wednesday in Monaco.
Finally, 1860 Munich forward Kenny Cooper did see action on his return to the selection, working 21 active minutes of a 1-0 home loss to Paderborn.
Making his first appearance of the season after finally beating a preseason injury, the Texan managed three shots and set up another during his short time on the field.