KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Emerson Hyndman notched an assist in Rangers win over Partick Thistle while it was mixed bag of results for other Americans playing across Europe over the weekend.
Rangers scored in both halves to secure a 2-0 win over Partick Thistle at Ibrox Stadium
Hyndman was in the starting lineup for the Light Blues and once again played well in the midfield.
Kenny Miller opened the scoring for the host in the 39th minute as headed in his shot off a pass from teammate James Tavernier.
Rangers had several chances to further their lead with efforts from Myles Beerman, Jon Toral and Danny Wilson, Martyn Waghorn and Hyndman, but they were well saved by Partick goalkeeper Tomas Cerny.
However, there was no stopping Rangers from scoring their second in the 54th minute as Hyndman setup Toral to put his effort in the back of the net.
Rangers finished the first phase of the season in third place with 58 points. It will be an interesting two weeks ahead for the team as they face Celtic in the Scottish Cup semifinal on April 23 followed by a game in the Championship Group in the second phase on April 29.
Elsewhere in the SPL, Perry Kitchen started while Bjorn Johnsen watched from the bench in Hearts' 0-0 tie with Kilmarnock.
Matt Miazga started for Vitesse in their narrow 1-0 loss to Excelsior.
In the Eereste Divisie, Shane O'Neill started in NAC Breda's 3-3 tie with Eindhoven.
Gedion Zelalem watched from the bench in VVV Venlo's 0-0 tie with Emmen.
Conor O'Brien and Steve Clark were in the starting lineup for Horsens in their 1-0 win over Esbjerg.
Rubio Rubin watched from the bench in Silkeborg's 0-0 tie with Viborg.
In the Allsvenskan, Mix Diskerud started for IFK Göteborg in their 1-1 tie with AFC Eskilstuna.
Brendan Hines-Ike started in Örebro's 2-1 win over Östersunds.
Josh Wicks started in net for Sirius in their 2-0 win over Norrköping.
Down in the Superettan, Matt Pyzdrowski started in goal for Helsingborg in their 1-1 tie with Gefle.
Alex De John came off the bench in Dalkurd's 0-0 tie with Varberg.
Alex Horwath watched from the bench in Brann's 3-1 win over Haugesund.
Brian Span started and scored another goal as defending champions Marieham shared the points with HJK Helsinki following a 1-1 tie.
In the Championnat, Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu started for Châteauroux in their 1-1 tie with Chambly.
Caleb Stanko started in Vaduz's 1-0 loss to Sion.