Trent Sainsbury won silverware, John Brillante opened his account with Fiorentina and veteran Socceroo Luke Wilkshire exited the Russian Premier League for the Dutch topflight in another big week for Aussies abroad.
In the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet for Club Brugge in their 1-0 win over Lierse SK.
In the opening round of matches in the 2. Bundesliga, Ben Halloran played a full match and set up the opening goal as Fortuna Düsseldorf drew 2-2 with Eintracht Braunschweig. Mathew Leckie played until the 72nd minute as FC Ingolstadt 04 were held 1-1 by FC St. Pauli.
In 3. Liga (German 3rd Division), Mustafa Amini was not in the squad as Borussia Dortmund II played out a 2-2 draw with Holstein Kiel.
In the Regionalliga West in Germany, Kwame Yeboah was not in the squad as Borussia Mönchengladbach II lost 3-1 to Viktoria Köln.
In the German Bayernliga Sud, Jonathan Faerber played until the 76th minute as TSV 1860 Rosenheim suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat to FC Unterfohring. Earlier, Faerber played a full match as Rosenheim lost 3-0 at home to BCF Wolfratshausen.
In the Netherlands, Trent Sainsbury played a full match as PEC Zwolle beat AFC Ajax 1-0 to win the Dutch Super Cup.
In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela was an unused substitute as NK Lokomotiva Zagreb lost 2-0 to NK Zagreb. Frane Vladislavic did not play in NK Istra’s 1-1 draw with RNK Split. Steven Ugarkovic did not play for NK Osijek in their 1-1 draw with RNK Split.
In the 2. deild karla in Iceland, Kile Kennedy played a full match and kept a clean sheet in KF Fjarðabyggðar’s 0-0 draw with Dalvík/Reynir.
In the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin was an unused substitute as Dundalk FC beat Cork City 2-1.
In the Swiss Super League, Dario Vidosic was not in the squad as FC Sion played out a goalless draw with Grasshoppers. Oliver Bozanic was also not in the squad for FC Luzern as they lost 2-1 to FC St. Gallen.
In the Austrian Bundesliga, James Holland played until the 54th minute as FK Austria Wien and SCR Altach drew 0-0.
In the opening round of the Liga I in Romania, Julius Davies was not in the squad as FC Oţelul Galaţi suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to FC Dinamo Bucureşti. Anthony Carter was also not in the squad as CFR Cluj played out a goalless draw with Pandurii Targu Jiu.
In round 3, first leg qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, Tom Rogic was missing due to injury while Jackson Irvine was not in the squad as Celtic FC lost 4-1 away to Polish champions Legia Warsaw.
In Round 3, first leg qualifying for the UEFA Europa League, Mat Ryan played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Club Brugge beat Danish Superliga side Brondby IF 3-0. Nikita Rukavytsya was not in the squad as FSV Mainz 05 beat Greece’s PAE Asteras Tripoli 1-0. Anthony Carter was also not in the squad as CFR Cluj lost 1-0 to Belarusian side Dinamo Minsk.
In the Japanese J-League, Josh Kennedy was not in the squad as Nagoya Grampus lost 1-0 to Sagan Tosu.
In the Nadeshiko League in Japan, Clare Polkinghorne played a full match as INAC Kobe Leonessa were beaten 2-1 by NTV Beleza. Elise Kellond-Knight played a full match while Tameka Butt came on in the 86th minute as Iga FC Kunoichi won 3-0 against University Takahashi.
In the Korean K-League, Aleksandar Jovanović played until the 57th minute as Jeju United drew 1-1 with Busan I’Park. Alex Wilkinson played a full match for Jeonbuk FC as they won 2-0 against Jeonnam Dragons, for whom Robbie Cornthwaite was not in the squad. Luke De Vere played a full match for Gyeongnam FC in their 1-1 draw with FC Seoul.
In the Chinese Super League, Ryan McGowan played a full match as Shandong Luneng came back to draw 2-2 with Tianjin Taida. Earlier, McGowan again played a full match as Shandong drew 2-2 with Jiangsu Guoxin Shuntian. Guizhou Renhe beat Liaoning Hongyun 1-0, where Jonas Salley played a full match for Guizhou while Josh Mitchell also played a full match for Liaoning. In another match, Salley again played a full match as Guizhou Renhe beat Tianjin Taida 2-1. Daniel McBreen played until the 68th minute as Shanghai Dongya won 2-1 against Hangzhou Lucheng. In another match, McBreen played until the 84th minute and scored the equalising goal as Dongya came back to beat Shanghai Shenxin 3-1 away from home. Adam Hughes played a full match as Ha’erbin Yiteng lost 6-3 to Guangzhou Hengda. Josh Mitchell came on in the 46th minute as Liaoning Hongyun suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat to Guangzhou Fuli.
In the Thai Premier League, Brent McGrath came on in the 80th minute as Sisaket FC won 3-2 against BEC Tero Sasana. Erik Paartalu came on in the 60th minute as Muangthong won 3-0 against PTT Rayong FC, for whom Trent McClenahan and Michael Beauchamp played full matches while Matt Thompson was missing due to injury. In earlier matches, Beauchamp played a full match while McClenahan and Thompson were both rested as PTT Rayong FC lost 2-0 to Chainat FC.
In the S-League in Singapore, Justin Pasfield played while Joseph Taylor was not in the squad as Tampines Rovers won 2-0 over Woodlands Wellington.
In the Myanmar National League, Matthew Acton played a full match in goal as Yangon United crushed Chin United 8-1. Yangon is coached by Eric Williams.
In the Dhivehi League in the Maldives, Dane Milovanovic played until the 70th minute as New Radiant SC lost 1-0 to Maziya S&RC. Earlier, Milovanovic was missing due to suspension as New Radiant SC thrashed BG Sports 6-0.
In Major League Soccer in the United States, Tim Cahill played until half-time as New York Red Bulls came back to beat New England Revolution 2-1. Andy Rose was an unused substitute as Seattle Sounders suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Los Angeles Galaxy. In earlier matches, Cahill played a full match as the Red Bulls drew 1-1 with Real Salt Lake, while Rose was again an unused substitute as the Sounders lost 1-0 to San Jose Earthquake.
In the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States, Lisa De Vanna played a full match and set up the winning goal as Washington Spirit won 2-1 against Chicago Red Stars, for whom Emily van Egmond came on in the 80th minute. Katrina Gorry came on in the 82nd minute as FC Kansas City drew 1-1 with Seattle Reign. Sky Blue FC beat Western New York Flash 1-0, as Caitlin Foord played a full match for Sky Blue, while Sam Kerr played until the 67th minute and Teigen Allen was an unused substitute for the Flash.
In earlier matches, Washington Spirit beat FC Kansas City 2-1 with De Vanna coming on for Washington in the 46th minute to set up both goals. Gorry also came on in the 46th minute for Kansas City. Stephanie Catley played a full match as Portland Thorns lost 5-0 to Seattle Reign. In another match, FC Kansas City beat Sky Blue FC 2-1, with Gorry playing a full match for Kansas City, while Foord also played a full match for Sky Blue.
In the USL Pro, Yahaya Musa played until the 66th minute while Albert Edward came on in the 72nd minute as Wilmington Hammerheads lost 3-1 to Richmond Kickers. Harrison Delbridge played a full match for Sacramento Republic in their 2-1 win over Arizona United. In another match, Delbridge was an unused substitute as Sacramento beat Pittsburgh Riverhounds 5-0.
With the majority of European domestic leagues starting over the coming weeks, teams again tuned up for the new season with a host of club friendlies played all over the world.
Ryan Williams played a full match as Fulham FC beat Turkish Super Lig side Rizespor 1-0.
Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak played a full match as Crystal Palace went down 3-1 to newly-promoted English Championship side Brentford FC. In an earlier match, Jedinak played until the 65th minute as Palace beat Richmond Kickers 3-0.
Bailey Wright played a full match as Preston North End played out a 1-1 draw with recently-promoted English Premier League side Leicester City. In another match, Wright again played a full match and Neil Kilkenny until half-time as Preston won 2-1 against Burnley, for whom Alex Cisak was an unused substitute.
Josh Brillante was in the starting 11 and scored the only goal of the game as AC Fiorentina beat Peruvian side Universitatio 1-0.
Aaron Downes played a full match as Torquay United beat Exeter City 2-0.
Jackson Irvine played for Celtic until the 52nd minute as Celtic FC were thrashed 6-1 by English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
Shane Huke played until the 72nd minute as Ebbsfleet United beat English League 1 side Gillingham FC.
Ryan Edwards played until the 69th minute while Adam Federici came on in the 46th minute as Reading FC lost 3-1 to Swansea City. In an earlier match, Edwards played until the 64th minute while Federici was an unused substitute as Reading drew 0-0 with Stevenage FC.
Chris Herd came on in the 73rd minute as Aston Villa lost 4-1 to Dutch Eredivisie side FC Groningen. In an earlier match, Herd played until the 60th minute as Villa lost 3-1 to Chesterfield FC.
Mitch Langerak played until half-time and kept a clean sheet while Mustafa Amini came on in the 46th minute as Borussia Dortmond thrashed Swiss side FC Rapperswil-Jona 10-0. In another match, Langerak and Amini both played until half-time as Dortmund beat Italian Serie A side Chievo Verona 1-0.
Brad Jones was an unused substitute as Liverpool beat AC Milan 2-0 to confirm their place in the International Champions Cup Final in the United States. In another match, Jones played until the 90th minute as Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 on penalties following a 2-2 draw. Earlier, Jones played a full match and kept a clean sheet as Liverpool beat Greek side Olympiakos 1-0.
Eli Babalj played until the 75th minute as AZ Alkmaar lost 3-0 to German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
Thomas Strain played until the 61st minute and scored the first two goals, while Jordan Lyden started but was substituted in the 12th minute after picking up a knock as Aston Villa’s Under 21 side won 7-2 against Rushall Olympic.
Jamie Street played a full match and scored as Workington AFC beat Netherhall 5-2.
Alex Cisak played until half-time and kept a clean sheet as Burnley FC beat English Championship side Blackpool FC 1-0.
Peter Skapetis was in the starting eleven and scored the final goal, while Dominic Kurasik was on the bench at the start of the match as Stoke City’ Under 21 side beat Congleton Town 4-0.
Erik Paartalu played until the 65th minute of Muangthong United’s 1-1 draw with Spanish La Liga side UD Almeria.
Hyuga Tanner was in the starting eleven for Blackburn Rovers Under 21 side as they beat Annan Athletic 5-0.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff played a full match for Burton Albion in their 1-0 loss to English Championship side Derby County.
Mitchell Austin came on in the 84th minute for Cambridge United in their 3-1 win over Milton Keynes Dons.
Massimo Luongo played until the 87th minute as Swindon Town lost 2-1 to Leeds United.
Alistair Quinn came on in the 55th minute as SC Telstar lost 1-0 to fellow Dutch side SBV Excelsior.
In transfer news this week, Socceroo veteran Luke Wilkshire has left Russian club Dynamo Moscow, where he spent the past six seasons, and has signed a one-year deal with Dutch giants Feyenoord.
But as one Australian departs the Russian Premier League, one is making the move there with news that Ivan Franjic has signed with newly promoted side Torpedo Moscow.comments