Sep 2, 2011; Carson, CA, USA; Costa Rica forward Alvaro Saborio (9) is defended by United States defender Michael Orozco (4) during the second half at The Home Depot Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

U.S. Soccer Elsewhere: Forwards Boyd and Gomez Score


Terrence Boyd and Herculez Gomez are not about to let Jozy Altidore take all the spotlight available for U.S. strikers.  Each of them tallied this weekend.  For Boyd the goal was his 15th in all competitions this year.  He also recorded an assist in the 2-2 draw for Rapid Vienna.  Meanwhile Herculez Gomez continues his strong early play in the Mexican Clausura for Santos Laguna.  He sent in a swirling free kick that bounced under a lunging keeper.  The goal helped Santos win 2-1 ahead of the CONCACAF Champions League return leg with Houston Dynamo.  Both goals can be seen below.

Alejandro Bedoya, like Gomez, scored for the second straight week in a 5-0 victory for Helsingborgs.

Joe Gyau got the start for St. Pauli for the second straight week and played a big part in the build up for a goal.

Players that went 90 around the world included:

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City)

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City)

Danny Williams (Hoffenheim)

Timmy Chandler (Nürnberg)

John Anthony Brooks (Hertha Berlin)

Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar)

Maurice Edu (Bursaspor)

Sacha Kljestan (Anderlecht)

Clarence Goodson (Brondby)

Greg Garza (Club Tijuana)

Michael Orozco Fiscal (Puebla)

DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla)

Preston Zimmerman (SV Darmstadt 98)

Zimmerman also scored and received a yellow card in the 2-0 victory.

Unfortunately the weekend had a sour feel given the injuries that continue to mount.  Michael Bradley and Jermaine Jones were both out of action based on card accumulation.

Remember to catch up on those players in Major League Soccer at our MLS page.

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