KENYA BROWN - Monday, May 16, 2016
The European league season has wrapped up in most countries, but we could not end the coverage without mentioning how other Americans fared as their seasons drew to a close.
Alejandro Bedoya was in the lineup as Nantes suffered a 4-0 defeat to champions Paris Saint Germain. Les Canaris finished the season in 14th place. The 29-year-old played 28 games and scored three goals in the campaign.
Jordan Siebatcheu did not dress for Reims as the team earned a 4-1 win over Lyon. The team finished in 18th place, which relegates them to Ligue 2 for next season. The drop down a division could give the 20-year-old a greater role in the team as some players will most likely seek a move during the summer transfer window.
Perry Kitchen was in on the action for Hearts as they settled for a 2-2 tie with St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premier League. The team finished in third place in the standings which will see them go to the Europa League next season.
Down in the Scottish Championship Gedion Zelalem and Rangers' season wrapped up earlier as they claimed the league crown. The blue half of Glasgow will make its return to the Premier League after a long absence, which saw them drop all the way down to the third division due to financial problems. The Arsenal loanee was in the starting lineup for a while, but made appearances later from the bench.
He has one more game to play before his loan ends as Rangers will play in the Scottish Cup final on May 21 against Hibernian.
Rubio Rubin entered the game for Utrecht in the 69th minute as they easily disposed of Zwolle 5-2 in the semi-finals of the Europa League playoffs in the Eredivisie.
Desevio Payne watched from the stands at Groningen were knocked out of the Europa League play-offs by Heracles who won the meeting 6-3 on aggregate.
Rubin and Utrecht will face Heracles in the two-leg final on May 20 and 22.
Erik Palmer-Brown's loan to FC Porto proved to be a success as he helped its reserve side (FC Porto B) win the second division LigaPro crown earlier this month. Can the 19-year-old make his move to Lisbon permanent?
Eugene Starikov did not dress for his team, Chornomorets Odessa, as they secured a 1-0 win over Stal Dniprodzerzhynsk in the last game of the Ukrainian Premier League season. The team finished 11th place in the standings.