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Americans Abroad review: Rubio Rubin nets first Eredivisie goal (video)

Dutch Eredivisie - "NAC Breda v FC Utrecht"

(L-R) Rubio Rubin of FC Utrecht, Joeri de Kamps of NAC Breda during the Dutch Eredivisie match between NAC Breda and FC Utrecht at the Rat Verlegh stadium on November 29, 2014 in Breda, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

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Well that was a busy weekend.Rubio Rubin opened his FC Utrecht scoring account, John Anthony Brooks nearly helped Hertha Berlin to a surprise point against Bayern Munich and Conor O’Brien netted a PK goal to lead the headlines of Yanks playing in Europe.There was hard luck for the two American goalkeepers in the Premier League, with Tim Howard getting beaten by Roberto Soldado in first-half stoppage time and Brad Guzan failing to stop a late Burnley penalty.

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Meanwhile, Joe Gyau is back and playing for Borussia Dortmund II, and Timmy Chandler went 90 minutes in a big win for Eintracht Frankfurt. And Will Packwood had an ignominious loan debut for Colchester United, getting sent off 2/3 of the goals through a 6-0 loss.Let’s dig in.

Tim Howard – Everton lost to Tottenham, 2-1 (90 mins)
Brad Guzan – Aston Villa drew at Burnley, 1-1 (90 mins, allowed PK goal)
Geoff Cameron – Stoke City lost at Liverpool, 1-0 (90 mins)
Jozy Altidore – Sunderland drew Chelsea, 0-0 (62nd min sub)
Brad Friedel -- Tottenham vs. Everton (DNP)
Oguchi Onyewu – Charlton Athletic lost to Ipswich, 1-0 (DNP)
Eric Lichaj – Nottingham Forest lost to Birmingham City, 2-1 (90 mins)
Tim Ream – Bolton won vs. Huddersfield Town, 1-0 (90 mins)
Danny Williams – Reading won at Norwich City, 2-1 (84 mins)
Brek Shea — Birmingham City won vs. Nottingham Forest, 2-1 (DNP)
Will Packwood – Colchester United lost at MK Dons, 6-0 (Red card, 67')
Zak Whitbread – Derby County lost at Leeds United, 2-0 (DNP)
Duane Holmes – Huddersfield Town lost at Bolton, 1-0 (DNP)
Emerson Hyndman – Fulham won at Brighton, 2-0 (63 mins)


John Anthony Brooks did not hold fault, as Arjen Robben switched away from the young American defender to get off the only goal in Bayern Munich’s 1-0 win over Hertha.

Fabian Johnson – Borussia Monchengladbach lost at Wolfsburg, 1-0 (DNP)
Julian Green – Hamburger SV lost at Augsburg, 3-1 (75th min sub, yellow card)
Timothy Chandler – Eintracht Frankfurt won vs. Borussia Dortmund, 2-0 (90 mins)
Jon Anthony Brooks – Hertha Berlin lost vs Bayern Munich, 1-0 (90 mins)
Alfredo Morales – Ingolstadt lost vs. Bochum, 3-0 (DNP)
Bobby Wood – 1860 Munich lost vs FSV Frankfurt, 2-0 (DNP)
Terrence Boyd– RB Leipzig drew at Sandhusen, 0-0 (90 mins, 2 shots)
Joe Gyau - Borussia Dortmund II drew vs. Preussen Munster, 2-2 (70th min sub)


Eighteen-year-old Rubio Rubin is officially a goal scorer in Europe after netting for FC Utrecht in its blowout win.

Rubio Rubin – Utrecht won vs. NAC Breda, 5-1 (90 mins, goal)
Aron Johannsson – AZ Alkmaar won at Cambuur Leeuwarden, 2-0 (66 mins)
Alejandro Bedoya – Nantes loss at Marseille, 2-0 (DNP)
Sacha Kljestan – Anderlecht drew Club Brugge, 2-2 (56th min sub)
Conor O’Brien – Wiener Neustadt beat Wolfsberger AC 2-0 (90 mins, PK goal, yellow card)
Freddy Adu -- Jagodina beat Radnicki, 2-1 (DNP)

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