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Americans Abroad: Aron Jóhannsson scores again, as does Kevin Hoyos

Oct 3, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

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Lots of Americans saw action in the past week in domestic leagues around the world, as well as continental competitions. A usual suspect scored again, and a couple of younger players had statement performances for their clubs.

(MORE: Americans Abroad — full archive)

Follow along as we recap some of the noteworthy action from around the world:

NETHERLANDS/EUROPA LEAGUE

• He just can’t stop scoring. Aron Jóhannsson‘s stunner was the game-winner for AZ Alkmaar over PSV Eindhoven on Saturday, in the 57th minute. Jóhannsson also played 90 minutes, coming out in stoppage time, in AZ’s 1-1 draw with PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday.

HONDURAS

• You might not have heard the name Kevin Hoyos, but after the way the 20-year-old has started his season for CD Victoria, he deserves to be mentioned with the best of them. He has scored six goals in five games, two in Sunday’s 4-3 win over Deportes Savio (highlights) — including a bicycle-kick game-winner.

NORWAY

• Bodø / Glimt of the Norwegian second tier gained promotion to the Eliteserien after a 1-0 win over Vard on Monday. On-loan Montreal Impact defender Zarek Valentin played 90 minutes in the match, making his 22nd start of the season.

ENGLAND

• In the Championship, Zak Whitbread kicked off his loan spell at Derby County in style, scoring in the 12th minute of a stunning 4-4 draw against Ipswich Town, in which Derby came from 4-1 behind at halftime to earn a point.

Brad Guzan put in another impressive shift in, as Aston Villa stunned Manchester City, 3-2, on Saturday. Guzan has looked sharp once again this season, and he recovered from conceding a fairly soft goal to Yaya Touré to have a solid second half.

GERMANY

• In an exciting 3-3 draw in which Jermaine Jones‘ Schalke led 3-1 at one point, he and Hoffenheim’s Fabian Johnson both played. Johnson played 70 minutes, while Jones went 86 minutes before being substituted.

EUROPA LEAGUE

• Rapid Vienna came from being 2-0 down at halftime to draw, 2-2, against Dynamo Kiev. Terrence Boyd played 90 minutes and picked up a yellow card for the Austrians.

MEXICO

• Five Americans played in Puebla’s 2-0 win over Club Tijuana on Sunday. DaMarcus Beasley and Michael Orozco played 90 minutes and were victorious, while Edgar Castillo played 90 in a losing cause, and Joe Corona, Paul Arriola and Herculez Gómez all saw time for the Xolos.

  1. hildezero - Oct 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    This Hoyos guy and his brother are pretty good players. They want to be called up the US. If they decided to choose US Soccer before, they would’ve gotten called up a long time ago, but now that they chose the US I find it hard for them to get called-up because of the huge depth.

    • bear06 - Oct 5, 2013 at 2:22 AM

      Which brother? There’s another Hoyos who is now playing in Greece but he isn’t related to Kevin.

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