Former players wrap: 4/11/13

– Kruse starts for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga
– Oar, Sarota and Nijland progress to ¼ of KNVB Beker Cup
– Vidosic finds the net for Sion in the Swiss Super League
– Michael Baird scored his first goal in his 2nd stint for Romanian side Universitatea Craiova
– Massimo Murdocca made an emotional return to Brisbane for the first time in yesterdays 3-0 defeat.

Transfer news:

Robbie Kruse (Bayer Leverkusen)

3rd in Champions League Group A (After 3 of 6 games)

Eintracht Braunschweig 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen
3rd in German Bundesliga (After 11 rounds)
Robbie started for Leverkusen, however he was replaced just after the hour.
Ben Halloran (Fortuna Düsseldorf)
VFR Aalen 1-0 Fortuna Düsseldorf
11th in German 2.Bundesliga (After 13 rounds)
Ben wasn’t in the squad.

Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht)

Kozakken Boys 1-2 Utrecht (A.E.T)
KNVB Beker Cup 3rd Round
Oar started, and was substituted on the hour.

The Quarter finals are the week of December 19, and FC Utrecht will be on the road against Cambur.

Utrecht 2-0 Heerenveen
12th in Dutch Eredivise (After 12 rounds)
Tommy started, picked up a 57th minute caution and was subbed after an hour. Sarota is injured.

Stef Nijland (PEC Zwolle)
PEC Zwolle 4-0 Wilhelmina 08
KNVB Beker Cup 3rd Round.
Nijland wasn’t in the squad.

The Quarter finals are the week of December 19, and FC Utrecht will be on the road against Excelsior.

PSV Eindhoven 1-1 PEC Zwolle
7th in Dutch Eredivise (After 12 rounds)
Nijland wasn’t in the squad.

Dario Vidosic (FC Sion)

Sion 3-0 Luzern
7th in Swiss Super League (After 14 Rounds)
Dario started, played 90 minutes and scored the 3rd goal of the game in the 80th minute.

Issey Nakajima-Farran (Alki Larnaca)

Alki Larnaca 3-0 Paphos
Cypriot Cup Rnd 1
Not sure if Issey was involved, or who they play in the next round.

Alki Larnaca 1-6 Ethnikos Achna
14th in Cypriot 1.Division (After 8 games)
Issey wasn’t in the squad.

Michael Baird (FC Universitatea Craiova)

UTA Arad 1-1 Universitatea Craiova
1st in Romanian Liga II table (After 8 rounds).
Baird started, played the 90 minutes and scored the equalising goal for Craiova 15 minutes from time.

Yuji Takahashi (Kyoto Sanga)

Vissel Kobe 0-0 Kyoto Sanga
3rd in J.2 League (After 39 rounds)
No Takahashi in the squad. 3 games left in the J.2 League season, and Kyoto seem set to be apart of the promotion playoffs.

Do Dong-Hyun (FC Gifu)
Montedio Yamagata 2-2 FC Gifu
21st in J.2 League (After 39 rounds)
Do wasn’t involved in the game. With 3 games to play, Gifu sits second from bottom and currently holds the relegation playoff position. They’re 4 points above the automatic relegation place, and 4 points away from guaranteed safety.

Erik Paartalu (Tianjin Teda)

Season is over.
Tianjin’s season has ended with a mid-table finish in Paartalu’s first campaign with the club. All up Erik made 30 appearances for Tianjin, chipping in with 4 goals.

Korean Republic:
Luke DeVere (Gyeongnam)

Seongnam 2-1Gyeongnam
4th in K-League Relegation Group
Luke was an unused sub. There are 4 games remaining in the season for Gyeongnam, who sit 3 points above the relegation places.

Rocky Visconte (Suphanburi F.C.)

Songkhla United 2-1 Suphanburi
4th in Thai Premier League (After 32 rounds)
This is the final week of the Thai season. Since arriving midseason, Rocky made just the 5 appearances for Suphanburi.

Sergio van Djik (Persib)

Season is over.

Mario Karlovic (Persebaya 1927)
Season is over.

James Meyer (Pune FC)

Sporting Goa 2-0 Pune FC
3rd in I-League (After 6 Rounds)
James wasn’t in the squad.

United Arab Emirates:
Milan Susak (Al Wasl)

Al Wasl 2-1 Al Dhafra
6th in Arabian Gulf League (After 6 rounds)
Milan was out due to injury.

Alex Brosque (Al Ain)
Al Ain 3-2 Al Nasr
4th in Arabian Gulf League (After 6 Rounds)
Alex started and played the full game.

Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal)

Al Khor 0-0 Umm Salal
14th in Qatari Stars League (After 7 Rounds)
Sasa started and played the full 90.

Sayed Mohamed Adnan (Al Arabi)
Al Mu’aidar 1-0 Al Arabi
8th in Qatari Stars League (After 7 Rounds)
Adnan wasn’t involved in the game

North America:
Costa Rica:
Jean Carlos Solórzano (Puntarenas)

8th in Costa Rican Primera (After 18 games)
Deportivo Saprissa 2-1 Puntarenas
Solórzano came on with 3 minutes remaining.

Puntarenas 0-0 Perez Zeledon
Solórzano came off the bench with 20 minutes remaining.
Unknown if Solórzano was involved in the game

South America:
Reinaldo Elias Da Costa (Operario Ferrivuario EC)

Season is over.

Michael Zullo, Steven Lustica and Daniel Bowles (Adelaide United)

Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 Adelaide United
5th in A-League (After 3 Rounds)
Zullo started for Adelaide and played the full game, while Lustica came on with 10 minutes remaining. Bowles is out injured.

Liam Reddy and Nick Fitzgerald (Central Coast Mariners)
Newcastle Jets 2-2 Central Coast Mariners
4th in A-League (After 4 Rounds)
Fitzgerald started and played for 58 minutes. Reddy was on the bench.

Tando Velaphi, Andrew Redmayne, David Williams, Massimo Murdocca and Ross Archibald (Melbourne Heart)
Brisbane Roar 3-0 Melbourne Heart
10th in A-League (After 4 Rounds)
Redmayne, Murdocca and Williams all started against their former club, with the trio all playing the full 90 minutes. Murdocca picked up a 43rd minute caution on his 1st return to Brisbane. Velaphi remained on the bench. Archibald meanwhile came back to haunt his former teammates scoring the opening goal in Heart’s 2-1 win over Brisbane in the youth league.

Mitch Nichols, Jason Geria, Kosta Barbarouses and Anthony Proia (Melbourne Victory)
Melbourne Victory vs. Wellington Phoenix
5th in A-League (After 4 Rounds)* Game being played atm.
Geria, Kosta and Nichols are all in action against Wellington right now, while Anthony Proia played an hour for the Victory youth side in a 4-1 win over AIS.

Isaka Cernak (Perth Glory)
Perth Glory 1-0 Sydney FC
3rd in A-League (After 3 Rounds)
Cernak wasn’t in the squad.

Matthew Jurman (Sydney FC)
Perth Glory 1-0 Sydney FC
8th in A-League (After 4 Rounds)
Jurman was an unused sub.

Tahj Minniecon (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Sydney FC 0-2 Western Sydney Wanderers
2nd in A-League (After 3 Rounds)
Tahj came off the bench after an hour in the Wanderers comeback win.


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