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Aron Jóhannsson hat trick lifts AZ Alkmaar over Sparta Rotterdam in KNVB Beker

Sep 26, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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He just won’t stop scoring.

AZ Alkmaar and United States striker Aron Jóhannsson scored three more goals on Wednesday to sink Sparta Rotterdam, 4-1, in extra time in the KNVB Beker. The Icelandic-American scored five minutes into the Dutch Cup game, but Sparta equalized just three minutes later, and the match went to extra time.

Again, Jóhannsson wasted little time, scoring in the 91st minute. This time, there would be no comeback, as he sealed the win for AZ in the 105th minute before teammate Steven Berghuis capped it in the 119th.

The performance gives Jóhannsson nine goals in all competitions in 2013-14, his sixth since making his international debut with the U.S. on Aug. 14 at Bosnia-Herzegovina.

  1. godsholytrousers - Sep 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Aron Johannsson will be starting for the US during the next two World Cup qualifiers. He is the best young forward we have, and is showing his readiness to move up the ladder for the States.

  2. hildezero - Sep 26, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    “The performance gives Jóhannsson nine goals in all competitions in 2013-14,”

    Let me just add to that stat by saying that he has nine goals in all competitions with a total of ten games this ’13-’14 season.

  3. hildezero - Sep 27, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Let me correct that. It’s actually twelve games total across all competitions.

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