A host of Socceroos backed up their performance in the 1-0 win Costa Rica by turning out for their clubs on the weekend. Here's our Aussies Abroad wrap.
A host of Socceroos backed up their performance in the 1-0 win Costa Rica by turning out for their clubs on the weekend. Here's our wrap on how some of our Aussies Abroad faired.
Mile Jedinak backed up from his full game in Sydney last Tuesday, playing another 90 minutes as Crystal Palace picked up just their second win of the season against Hull City in the EPL. The Australian Footballer of the Year was highly influential in midfield and would have impressed new manager Tony Pulis with his work rate.
James Holland played a full match and set up a goal in Austria Wien-s 5-0 demolition of Wacker Innsbruck. The three points sees them move up to second in the Austrian Bundesliga as they near the halfway point in their season.
Tommy Oar backed up his assist for the national team in mid-week, creating a goal in FC Utrecht-s 3-0 home win. The 21-year-old has been a regular starter for his Dutch club as the former Roar boy seeks to cement a place in Australia-s World Cup squad.
Robbie Kruse was another Socceroo who backed up his eye-catching performance on home soil with some minutes for his club team at the weekend. Kruse was a second half substitute in Bayer Leverkusen-s 1-0 victory that saw them move up to second in the German Bundesliga. An injury to teammate Sidney Sam could pave the way for the recently named PFA Player of the Year to play a more influential role in coming weeks.
Young winger Ryan Williams continues to impress for Oxford United in England-s League Two. The 20-year-old winger, who is currently on loan from Fulham, scored a goal and created an assist in his side-s clinical 3-0 win over Morecambe. Meanwhile West Ham's young striker Dylan Tombides has undergone minor surgery as he seeks to return to full fitness.
New Socceroo-s No.1 goalkeeper Mat Ryan made it two cleansheets in a week when he kept KSC Lokeren scoreless in the Belgian league. The 3-0 win sees Club Brugge move up to third and they-re just four points from the summit.
Josh Kennedy, Alex Wilkinson and Robbie Cornthwaite all played full matches in their teams' wins in Asia, while Brett Holman also played 90 minutes in his side's goalless draw as he seeks to get himself back in the Socceroos reckoning.
Graham Arnold's future club Vegalta Sendai suffered a 1-0 away defeat, which sees them slump to 11th having only picked up five points from their last five matches.