Dec 10, 2013, 8:41 PM EDT
Two quick, relevant points to make about Anderlecht’s final match in Champions League for the tournament’s 2013-14 version, a bid that splashed down with just a single point from group play:
Former D.C. United man Andy Najar started and went the entire 90 minutes for the Brussels club. It came as Greece’s Olympiakos rode out a comfortable 3-1 victory over Anderlecht, which was already assured of last place in the four-team group.
The lone goal for the Belgians? That came off U.S. international Sacha Kljestan, who now adds “Champions League goal scorer” to his personal CV.
There aren’t many of them among U.S. internationals, past or present. In fact, it’s a smaller fraternity than you might imagine at this point, with only Jovan Kirovski, DaMarcus Beasley, Maurice Edu and Jermaine Jones as members.
And now the California-born-and-raised Kljestan, too. Here is Tuesday’s goal:
- Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup roundup: Union, Orlando, Chicago move on as Charlotte bounced 0
- With the World Cup on the line, the USWNT gave us a vintage performance to savor 1
- United States defeats Germany, advances to Women’s World Cup final 12
- Reports: Galaxy on verge of landing El Tri star Dos Santos as “core player” 8
- Report: Sepp Blatter will not attend Women’s World Cup final 0
- Nigel Pearson fired as manager by Leicester City 2