Aron Johannsson was in the news all week. Midweek, the American forward bagged a hat trick against Sparta Rotterdam in Dutch Cup action. On Thursday, reports linked Johannsson with a move to Scottish powerhouse Celtic.
Then, on the weekend, Johannsson scored again with a nifty chip (video here) in a 2-1 win over PSV. After the game, Johannsson's coach, Gertjan Verbeek, who was instrumental in the development of both Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, was fired.
Terrence Boyd played 90 minutes for Rapid Vienna, but they lost 4-2 to RZ Pellets WAC.
Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht beat Lierse, 2-0, with Kljestan starting and going the full 90.
Alejandro Bedoya played 66 minutes for Nantes in their 3-1 win over Rennes.
Steve Clark and Honefoss tied Viking, 2-2, with Clark getting the start in the net. Honefoss are in the relegation zone with five games to play.
Conor O’Brien did not play this weekend due to yellow card accumulation.
Michael Bradley is still recovering from the ankle sprain he suffered during the U.S. September camp.
Mix Diskerud was not in the 18 for Rosenborg as they took on Sarpsborg 08.
Josh Gatt continues to recover from knee surgery.