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:
- DaMarcus Beasley, introduced in Houston: I see myself as a left back 0
- Wenger talks Zelalem, gets taste of U.S. obsession for potential international 1
- EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United’s new signing Ander Herrera focused on success 2
- Serbian boss: Freddy Adu sought by Europa, UCL clubs in Serbia, Cyprus 0
- Frank Lampard delighted to sign for New York City FC, start MLS adventure 1
- Official: Frank Lampard unveiled as New York City FC’s latest signing 4