Michael Parkhurst in action with FC Nordsjælland.
Courtesy of FC Copenhagen.

American Exports: Parkhurst winning relegation battle

AMSTERDAM — Michael Parkhurst and Denmark's FC Nordsjælland moved five points clear of the SAS Liga trap door on Wednesday night with a 2-1 rally win over visiting Randers FC.

The US international saw yellow early in his full shift at the unusual locale of left back, but he performed solidly as the Wild Tigers tentatively climbed to sixth.

Meanwhile, in Svenska Cupen action, Ryan Miller worked the final 27 minutes at right back as Halmstads BK advanced to the round of 16 with a 4-1 victory at mites Karlstad.

The victors move on to host Swedish champs Malmö FF for a place in the elite eight on May 29.