KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Fabian Johnson notched an assist in Borussia Mönchengladbach's big win over Hertha Berlin in a rather quiet weekend for most of the Americans in Germany.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 5 - 0 Hertha Berlin
The Foals closed the gap on the capital team for the third automatic qualifying spot for the Champions League with a resounding win at Borussia Park.
Johnson started on the right side of the midfield for Mönchengladbach, while John Brooks was missing for Hertha as he continued to recover from his injury over the international break.
The home side opened the scoring in the 14th minute through Thorgan Hazard. Hertha goalkeeper Rune Jarstein made a horrible pass that landed at the feet of Mahmoud Dahoud who then passed it off to the Belgian to score.
The real punishment would come in the second half and Andre Hahn would double Mönchengladbach's lead in the 60th minute. Ozcar Wendt sent a cross into the box that no one would touch. However, Johnson would pick up the loose ball on the right and sent it to Hahn who had no problem putting it past Jarstein.
Patrick Herrmann made it 3-0 in the 76th minute as he followed up on the initial effort from Hazard.
Hazard scored his second goal on the day in the 80th minute, with Dahoud once again providing the assist.
Ibrahima Traore rounded out the scoring for Mönchengladbach five minutes later as he collected through ball from Lars Stindle put the ball past Jarstein.
The win moves Mönchengladbach up to fourth place on 45 points, while Hertha remain in third on 48 points.
Christian Pulisic was second half substitute in Borussia Dortmund's 3-2 win over Werder Bremen.
Tim Chandler got the start for Eintracht Frankfurt, but they would go on to lose to 1-0 to Bayern Munich.
Alfredo Morales watched from the bench as Ingolstadt posted a 3-0 win over Schalke.
Bobby Wood was on the bench as Union Berlin settled for a 0-0 tie with St. Pauli.
Andrew Wooten was in the starting lineup, but Sandhausen fell 2-0 to Kaiserslautern.
Shawn Barry started in defense for FSV Frankfurt, but suffered a 3-0 defeat to Nürnberg.
Caleb Stanko watched from the bench as Freiburg earned a 3-2 win over Greuther Fürth.