Socceroos Massimo Luongo and Nathan Burns both netted debut goals for their new teams while there were goals in friendlies from Bradden Inman (a brace), Mile Jedinak, Adam Taggart and Neil Kilkenny.
Mathew Leckie set up a goal as Ingolstadt geared up for their first season in the Bundesliga with a win. And, in action from the National Women’s Soccer League in the USA, Sam Kerr helped Sky Blue FC to a 3-1 win scoring one and setting up another, while Kyah Simon also found the back of the net.
— FootballChannel Asia (@fcdotasia) July 11, 2015
In the Irish Premier Division, Mark Griffin was missing due to injury as Bohemian FC won 4-2 at home over Derry City.
In the Irish First Division, Dylan Mernagh played a full match as Waterford United lost 2-1 at home to Shelbourne FC.
In the opening round of matches in the 2. Bundesliga in Germany, Ben Halloran came on in the 69th minute as FC Heidenheim won 1-0 at home over TSV 1860 Munich, for whom Milos Degenek played a full match.
In the opening round of matches in the Eerste Klasse in Belgium, Bernie Ibini was missing due to injury as Club Brugge KV lost 2-1 away to Sint-Truiden.
In the Prva Liga in Croatia, Tomislav Mrcela played a full match for NK Lokomotiva Zagreb as they thrashed NK Istra 6-1. Steven Ugarkovic came on in the 65th minute as NK Osijek lost 2-1 away to RNK Split. Roko Strika was not in the squad for NK Zagreb as they played out a 3-3 draw with HNK Rijeka.
In the Danish Superliga, Mustafa Amini played until the 66th minute while Jack Duncan was an unused substitute for Randers FC as they won 3-0 at home to FC Nordsjaelland. Awer Mabil was not in the squad (awaiting clearance) as FC Midtjylland won 2-1 away to SonderjyskE.
In the Liga I in Romania, Anthony Carter was not in the squad as CFR Cluj drew 1-1 away to Steaua Bucarest.
In the Division Two Sodra Gotaland in Sweden, Kliment Taseski was an unused substitute for FC Rosengard as they lost 3-1 at home to IFK Hassleholm.
In the One Deild Karla in Iceland, Kile Kennedy played a full match for KF Fjardabyggd as they lost 2-1 away to KA Akureyri.
In the second leg of round two qualifiers in the UEFA Champions League, Tom Rogic came on in the 82nd minute for Celtic FC as they won 4-1 away to Icelandic side UMFto secure progression to the next round 6-1 on aggregate.
In the second leg of round two qualifiers in the UEFA Europa League, Mustafa Amini played a full match while Jack Duncan was an unused substitute for Randers FC as they lost the tie 1-0 in extra time after both legs finished goalless. Tomislav Mrcela also played a full match as Lokomotiva Zagreb were hammered 6-0 at PAOK Salonica to lose the tie 7-2 on aggregate.
In the Toppserien in Norway, Eliza Campbell was not in the squad as Medkila IL lost 3-2 at home to Arna Bjornar.
In the Chinese Super League, Adrian Leijer was not in the squad for Chongqing Lifan as they lost 4-2 at home to Shanghai Dongya. Matthew Spiranovic was also not in the squad as Hangzhou Lucheng lost 1-0 at home to Guangzhou Hengda. Josh Mitchell was another not in the squad as Liaoning Hongyun lost 3-2 at home to Jiangsu Guoxin Shuntian.
In the China League One, Adam Hughes played a full match for Ha’erbin Yiteng as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Hebei Huaxia Xingfu. Jonas Salley did not play as Nei Mongol Zhongyou won 2-0 at home to Jiangxi Liansheng. In another match, no detailed information was available on Hughes as Ha’erbin played out a 0-0 draw with Guizhou Zhicheng.
First goal for #fctokyo, although it was a disappointing result finishing 2-1
— Nathan Burns (@nathanburns10) July 25, 2015
In the Japanese J-League, Mitchell Duke played a full match for Shimizu S-Pulse as they lost 3-2 away to Kawasaki Frontale. Nathan Burns came on in the 61st minute and scored his side’s only goal as FC Tokyo went down 2-1 at Kashima Antlers.
In the Korean K-League, Alex Wilkinson played a full match for league leaders Jeonbuk FC as they won 2-1 at home to Suwon Bluewings. Aleksandar Jovanovic was missing due to injury as Jeju United lost 3-1 away to Jeonnam Dragons.
In the quarterfinals of the Korean FA Cup, Jovanovic was missing due to injury as Jeju lost to Incheon United 2-0 in extra time after the match had finished goalless after 90 minutes.
In the Thai Premier League, Matt Smith played a full match for Bangkok Glass as they won 1-0 away to Port FC, for whom Brent McGrath did not play. Michael Cvetkovski did not play for Navy FC as the lost 4-0 at home to Chainat FC.
In the Division One League in Thailand, Kyle Nix played a full match and set up his side’s final goal as PTT Rayong FC was held to a 2-2 draw at home to Pattaya United. Goran Subara also played a full match as Police United won 4-0 at home to Ayutthaya FC.
In the round of 16 in the League Cup of Thailand, Matt Smith played a full match for Bangkok Glass as they lost 4-2 on penalties to Buriram United after the match had finished tied 0-0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Goran Subara also played a full match as Police United won 3-2 in extra time over Ratchaburi FC after the match had finished tied 2-2. No detailed information was available on Michael Cvetkovski as Navy FC lost 3-0 away to Phrae United.
In the Thai Division Two League Northern Region, Aaron Evans was missing due to suspension as Kamphaengphet FC won 3-1 away to Nan FC. Elsewhere, in the North Eastern Region, Adriano Pellegrino played until the 87th minute as Udon Thani FC romped to a 9-0 home win over Roi Et United.
In the Malaysian Super League, Jon McKain played a full match as Kelantan FA drew 2-2 with Sime Darby.
In the UFL Division One in the Philippines, Tahj Minniecon played until the 39th minute as Loyola Meralco Sparks won 2-0 at home to Manila Jeepney. In a match played earlier in the week, Minniecon came on in the 61st minute as Loyola ran out 5-2 winners at home over Pachanga Diliman.
In the C-League in Cambodia, Josh Maguire was missing due to injury as Western University lost 3-1 at home to CMAC United.
In Major League Soccer in the United States, Andy Rose played a full match for Seattle Sounders as they lost 1-0 away to Montreal Impact.
In the USL Pro, Harrison Delbridge played a full match as Portland Timbers II lost 2-0 away to Seattle Sounders II. In a match played earlier in the week, Delbridge was not in the squad as the Timbers won 4-2 at home over Vancouver Whitecaps II.
In the final round of matches in the National Premier Soccer League in the USA, Daniel Deblaere was missing due to injury as FC Indiana won 2-1 at home to Minnesota TwinStars.
In the National Women’s Soccer League in the United States, Caitlin Foord played a full match while Sam Kerr played until the 62nd minute, scored one goal and set up another as Sky Blue FC won 3-1 at home to Boston Breakers, for whom Kyah Simon played a full match. Ellie Brush played a full match for Houston Dash as they won 1-0 away to Western New York Flash, for whom Michelle Heyman also played a full match. Hayley Raso came on in the 77th minute while Lydia Williams was not in the squad for Washington Spirit as they came back to secure a 1-1 draw with Chicago Red Stars.
In matches played earlier in the week, Simon played a full match and scored her side’s only goal as the Breakers went down 2-1 to Chicago Red Stars. Brush also played a full match as Houston secured a 1-1 draw away to FC Kansas City. Stephanie Catley played a full match while Clare Polkinghorne played until the 60th minute as Portland Thorns lost 1-0 at home to Seattle Reign.
In the semi-finals of the American W-League, Tara Andrews played until the 68th minute and scored as Colorado Pride won 4-0 over Laval Comets.
In club friendlies this week, Adam Federici played a full match and kept a clean sheet as AFC Bournemouth played out a goalless draw with FC Nantes. James Meredith played a full match for Bradford City as they won 2-0 at home to Carlisle United. Aaron Downes also played a full match as Cheltenham Town won 2-1 at home to Bristol Rovers. Bailey Wright played a full match while Neil Kilkenny played until the 71st minute and scored as Preston North End won 2-1 away to Motherwell FC, for whom Scott McDonald played until the 61st minute. Bradden Inman was in the starting eleven and scored a brace as Crewe Alexandra won 3-0 away to Altrincham FC.
Adam Taggart played until the 63rd minute and scored his side’s first goal as Fulham FC came from two goals down to secure a 2-2 draw away to German side Hertha Berlin. Mathew Leckie played until half-time and set up the only goal of the game as FC Ingolstadt won 1-0 at home to Spanish side Celta Vigo. Massimo Luongo played until half-time as Queens Park Rangers played out a scoreless draw with Newport County. Mark Schwarzer also played until half-time as Leicester City drew 1-1 away to Mansfield Town. Kenneth Dougall was another to play until half-time as Sparta Rotterdam won 3-2 at home over VfL Bochum U23. Michael McEntegart played until half-time as Welling United lost 2-1 at Maidstone United.
Tom Rogic came on in the 46th minute as Celtic FC won 2-0 at home to Stade Rennais. Aziz Behich came on in the 60th minute as Bursaspor played out a 2-2 draw away to Borussia Monchengladbach. Mile Jedinak came on in the 62nd minute as Crystal Palace lost 2-0 away to Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon. Josh Brillante came on in the 69th minute as Empoli FC won 4-0 away to Lucchese Libertas.
Shane Cansdell-Sherriff was an unused substitute for Burton Albion as they won 2-0 at home over Championship side Birmingham City. Luke Wilkshire was an unused substitute for Feyenoord as they lost 3-0 at home to English Premier League side Southampton FC. Harrison Delbridge was an unused substitute as Portland Timbers II won 4-3 at home to English Premier League side Newcastle United. Alex Cisak was also an unused substitute as Burnley FC won 1-0 away to Scottish Championship side Rangers FC. Rhain Davis was an unused substitute for Altrincham FC as they lost 1-0 away to Witton Albion.
3: GOAL! Scott Dann flicks the cross on to Jedinak and he gets the final touch before it hits the back of the net. 1-0 Palace.
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) July 24, 2015
In matches played earlier in the week, Jedinak played a full match and scored the opening goal of the game as Palace won 4-0 over SuperSport United, for whom Isaka Cernak was not in the squad. Luongo played a full match and scored the winning goal as QPR won 2-1 at home to Dundee United, for whom Ryan McGowan was in the starting eleven. Downes was in the starting eleven for Cheltenham as they lost 3-1 at home to Sheffield United.
Wright played until the 60th minute while Kilkenny played until half-time as Preston won 4-0 away to Southport FC. Behich came on in the 46th minute as Bursaspor came back to secure a 2-2 draw away to SV Rodinghausen. Schwarzer came on in the 46th minute and kept a clean sheet as Leicester won 3-1 away to Lincoln City. McDonald came on in the 69th minute as Motherwell FC won 2-1 away to Sligo Rovers. Brillante came on in the 72nd minute as Empoli FC lost 5-2 at Camaiore.
Finally in transfer news this week, Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan has left Club Brugge in Belgium and signed for Spanish giants Valencia. Scott McDonald has re-signed with Scottish Premier League side Motherwell on a one year deal. Rostyn Griffiths has joined Dutch club Roda JC, German second division side Duisburg have signed James Holland, and Ryan Williams has left Fulham, signing for English League One side Barnsley FC.comments