BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today was a good day for Americans playing overseas and here are the highlights.
First of all, Michael Bradley went a full 90 for AS Roma in a 3-2 win over Inter Milan in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals. Roma will now face archrivals Lazio in the finals on May 26. The downside is that Bradley will now likely miss the first week of USMNT camp with the friendly against Belgium coming on May 29.
In Belgium, Anderlecht moved closer to another Belgian title after a 3-0 win over Lokeren in the playoffs. Sacha Kljestan scored in the team's final goal in the first half. With three points, Anderlecht is four points clear of second place Standard Liege.
In the Norwegian Cup, Tippeligaen club Honefoss defeated lower league club Holmen 3-0 on the road. In the game, American forward Kenneth Di Vita Jensen scored and Michigan native Steve Clark posted a shutout in goal.
In Israel, Bryan Gerzicich may be looking to move after this season and possibly join MLS but he is looking to leave Kiryat Shmona in style. After winning the Israel Premier League title last year and playing in the Europa league, Kiryat Shmona advanced to the finals of the State Cup today with a 2-1 extra time win over league power Maccabi Haifa. Gerzicich went the full 120 in the win.