Hertha Berlin's John Anthony Brooks
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American Exports: John Anthony Brooks goes the distance in Hertha Berlin's German Cup win

AMSTERDAM – John Anthony Brooks and Hertha Berlin marched on to the second round of the DfB-Pokal with a 3-2 overtime victory at Neumünster on Sunday.

Despite suffering an ankle knock near halftime, the youngster went all 120 minutes. With the hosts down a man during the extra sessions, the Bundesliga risers advanced thanks to a last-gasp strike from Sami Allagui.

Elsewhere, Timothy Chandler went the distance as FC Nürnberg were bounced on penalties following a 1-1 regulation share at Sandhausen.

The US international enjoyed a mostly strong outing, with the glaring exception of a 57th-minute penalty foul that allowed the hosts to level.

Norwegian Tippeligaen action saw Gold Cup champ Mikkel Diskerud return to club duty in Rosenborg's 2-0 win over visiting Sogndal. The midfielder entered at halftime to help the Troll Kids maintain a two-point tabletop lead. Rosenborg extended their league win streak to four games and their unbeaten run to 12.

Steve Clark had a rough day at the office as Hønefoss suffered a 5-2 humbling by rude guests Aalesund FK. The netminder managed only three saves as the next-to-last home side dropped its third in a row.