Werder Bremen Chasing Johannsson & Other News
August 03, 2015
Johannsson Considering Bundesliga move
According to reports in Holland, Bundesliga club Werder Bremen is in pursuit of U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson. American Soccer Now has confirmed the validity of these reports. Apparently AZ Alkmaar has rejected the first offer from Bremen but negotiations are ongoing.
Green Staying with Bayern Munich?
Americans shine in 2.Bundesliga clash
On Sunday Sandhausen defeated Union Berlin 4-3 in front of 4,753 fans at Hardtwaldstadion, and two Americans played key roles in the contest.
Former U.S. U-23 forward Andrew Wooten continued his strong start to the season with a Man of the Match performance and two goals for Sandhausen. Wooten now has three goals in the first two games of the season. Bobby Wood was also very active and picked up an assist for Union Berlin.
Wooten scored in the 21st minute and added another in the 70th minute to equalize the game at 2-2.
Ventura Alvarado Contines to Struggle
Ventura Alvarado did not impress at the Gold Cup and things aren't getting any better now that he is back with Club America.
On Saturday Club America lost its second match of the young season, a 3-1 result against Atlas at Azteca Stadium. With the scored tied at 1-1, Alvarado scored an own goal to give the visiting Atlas a lead it would not relinquish. Warning: The highlight below may not be appropriate for young children.
The question now: What happens to Alvarado's place on the U.S. national team if he loses his starting spot at Club America?
Gabriel Farfan scores winner
If there was an American who played well in Mexico over the weekend it was Gabriel Farfan who came on for Jaguares de Chiapas in the 76th minute with the score tied 1-1 against Santos Laguna.
He was dangerous in his time on the field and scored the winner. The finish was easy from close range but the run into the box was very well timed.
Brian Sciaretta is an American Soccer Now columnist and an ASN 100 panelist. Follow him on Twitter.