BRI-MATHIAS HODGE - Sunday, February 28, 2010
Michael Bradley was the only Yank in action this weekend in Germany as Mönchengladbach played host to Daniel Williams' Freiburg.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 - 1 SC Freiburg
Michael Bradley went the distance in the center of the park for the Foals as they came back from a goal down to tie with Freibrug on Saturday afternoon.
After a scoreless first half, Gladbach put the pressure on their guests but were caught off-guard when, in one of their few forays into Borussia territory, Freiburg's Felix Bastians was left all alone to cross into the Senagalese striker Papiss Dembe Cissé who, likewise uncovered, couldn't help put give his team the lead with his header.
Juan Arango helped Borussia respond sixteen minutes later, when he sent in a precision cross to Roel Brouwers that the Dutch defender headed home for his sixth goal of the season.
Daniel Williams did not suit up for Freiburg after making six consecutive starts, the right back was out of training with the flu for most of the week.
With the tie Gladbach slide down the table to 12th while the point keeps Freiburg two points ahead of the relegation playoffs in 15th place.
Next weekend Borussia travel to Dotmund while Freiburg welcome Hannover to the South.
Steve Cherundolo remained out with a shoulder injury as Hannover fell to defending champs Wolfsburg on a second half goal by Zvjezdan Misimovic. Hannover are now in 17th place and looking likely to be relegated.
Ricardo Clark made the bench but didn't get the call from Eintracht coach Michael Skibbe as Frankfurt dropped a 2-1 decision to Stuttgart Saturday.
Jared Jeffrey did not dress for Mainz as the Mardi Gras club fell to Bremen 2-1 on Saturday.
Jermaine Jones is still rehabilitating a broken leg and didn't participate in the Rhine-Derby Friday night as Schalke won 2-1 at home against Dortmund.
Matt Taylor was not under consideration as FSV Frankfurt and Energie Cottbus played a scoreless 90 minutes under the Friday night lights.
David Yelldell was forced to watch from the bench as Koblenz slipped 1-0 against second place Augsburg at the Stadion Oberweth on Saturday.
Luis Robles played deputy keeper at the Wildparkstadion in Karlsruher Sunday as the red devils of Kaiserslautern scored three unanswered second half goals to down Karlsruhe.