Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind (Onyewu and Altidore score, and more)

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Malaga were set to head back home trailing in their Round of 16 Copa del Rey series, but Oguchi Onyewu came to the rescue to ensure that did not happen.

Onyewu scored a stoppage-time equalizer to give Malaga a 1-1 tie against third tier SD Eibar in the first leg of their Copa del Rey series on Tuesday. Onyewu netted his second goal of the competition in the 93rd minute, and Malaga now looks a safe bet to advance to the quarterfinals as they host the decisive leg on Jan. 8.

Jozy Altidore also found the back of the net on Tuesday for AZ Alkmaar, scoring the club’s second goal in a 4-2 victory over FC Dordrecht in the Round of 16 of KNVB Becker. Altidore netted his 15th goal across all competitions and third in four days with an impressive dribbling run, and AZ is now through to the quarterfinals.

Jermaine Jones and Schalke 04 were not as fortunate, as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Mainz in the DFB Pokal Round of 16. Jones went the distance and earned a yellow card as Schalke were eliminated from the tournament at home.

What do you think of Onyewu and Altidore’s goals? Surprised by Jones and Schalke’s elimination?

Share your thoughts below.

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26 Responses to Americans Abroad: Tuesday Rewind (Onyewu and Altidore score, and more)

  1. OC says:

    Well-worked and a nice finish.

  2. Nic D "The TX 2 Stepper" says:

    Me likey! I appreciate the footwork (touch, feint, cutback) and PULLING the trigger when the better opportunity arrived!

  3. Don Dallas says:

    Great finish (sincerely) against FC Los Anglels Lakers.

  4. Scott says:

    Good goal by Jozy! Hope he continues to develop and can bring the form back to US Nat’l Team games

  5. The Masses says:

    I just wish this guy would work hard, fix his touch and learn to finish

  6. Nic D "The TX 2 Stepper" says:

    I also meant to say “Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooch!”

    I don’t get why he is not in the conversation for USMNT. He is better than most of the up and coming players that everyone is bandying about. Don’t get it.

  7. TomG says:

    Pure, utter class.

  8. euroman says:

    Wow. sounds like Malaga put out a weaker side against this third level group but any goal from a defender is a bonus…congrats to Gooch.

  9. KJ says:

    Wow, that goalie on Onyewu’s goal was insane. Tried to get to a free kick at the edge of a very crowded box, Onyewu had an empty net to head into. Poor goalie.

  10. Dave in San Jose says:

    Gooch goal: link to
    Go to 3:40 in video.

  11. PD in Philly says:

    I just can’t get behind these hoops…

  12. OBRick says:

    Jones got a yellow card? No way!

    • CSD says:

      He didn’t just get a yellow card he “earned” it. He does seem to put a lot of effort into earning those cards.

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  14. dcm9 says:

    another excellent goal by jozy. you don’t see any national team player scoring like that. nice.

  15. ec says:

    That goes on the highlight real for Jozy! I also love his tendency to get hot and score in bunches.

  16. Al says:

    Congrats on the goals fellas, your still not going to be on any National Team rosters any time soon. Well maybe Lazy Altisnore.