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American soccer players abroad: Hat trick for Matt Taylor, goal for Herculez Gomez, Josh Gatt, Brad Rusin, Joe Corona

It was a bountiful weekend for Americans playing abroad. While most of the top-flight exports have yet to begin league play, secondary players showed well. Here’s a wonderful run and finish by 24-year-old defender Brad Rusin (UCLA, Carolina Railhawks) for Koge in Denmark (thanks to for the tip):

And here’s Paderborn’s Matt Taylor (Kansas City, Chivas USA) recording a hat trick (at 3:20, 5:30 and 7:05 on the video), hitting the crossbar (3:50) and getting poked in the eye by the referee (4:05):


David Yelldell 90 in Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-2 German Cup loss at Dresden

Luis Robles in 18, didn’t play in Karlsruhe’s 3-1 German Cup win over Aachen

Josh Wicks 90 in Mariehamn’s 1-0 loss at HJK


Steve Cherundolo 26 in Hanover’s 6-0 German Cup win over Wismar

Clarence Goodson not in 18 (illness) for Brondby’s 4-1 loss to Horsens

Timothy Chandler 90 (assist) in Nurnberg’s 5-1 win at Arminia Bielefeld

Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland’s 2-0 loss at Copenhagen

Jonathan Bornstein not in 18 for Tigres’ 0-0 draw at Queretaro

Brad Rusin 90 (goal) in Koge’s 3-1 loss at Lyngby

Michael Orozco Fiscal 90 (red card) in San Luis’ 2-1 win over Tecos

Edgar Castillo in 18, didn’t play in Club America’s 1-1 draw at Toluca

Giuseppe Funicello 5 for Mariehamn

Ryan Miller and Halmstad at GAIS on Monday

Etchu Tabe and RoPS at Inter Turku on Monday


Michael Bradley not in 18 for Moenchengladbach’s 3-1 German Cup win at Regensburg

Maurice Edu 83 in Rangers’ 2-0 win at St. Johnstone

Jermaine Jones last 45 in Schalke’s 11-1 German Cup win at Teningen

Jose Torres 8 in Pachuca’s 2-2 draw at Puebla

Alejandro Bedoya 90 in Orebro’s 1-0 win at Gefle

Sacha Kljestan in 18, didn’t play in Anderlecht’s 2-1 loss at Leuven

DaMarcus Beasley 90 (assist) for Puebla

Mikkel Diskerud 90 in Stabaek’s 4-1 win over Start

Ricardo Clark in 18, didn’t play in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 German Cup win at Hallescher

Daniel Antunez not in 18 for Tecos

Sonny Guadarrama not in 18 for Atlante’s 3-0 loss at Santos Laguna

Chris Rolfe and Aalborg vs. Midtjylland on Monday


Edson Buddle 3 in Ingolstadt’s 4-1 German Cup win over Oberneuland

Herculez Gomez last 45 (goal) for Tecos

Matt Taylor 90 (3 goals) in Paderborn’s 10-0 German Cup win at Ahlen

Josh Gatt 90 (goal: video) in Molde’s 2-1 win over Valerenga

Joe Corona 56 (goal: video at 1:00 mark) in Tijuana’s 4-2 loss at Monterrey

Eugene Starikov first 45 in Tom Tomsk’s 1-0 loss at Terek Grozni

Bobby Wood in 18, didn’t play in 1860 Munich’s 3-2 German Cup win over Osnabrueck

Adrian Ruelas not in 18 for Jaguares’ 2-1 loss at Chivas

Samuel Petrone and Mjallby at Kalmar on Monday

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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