MICHAEL ADUBATO - Tuesday, January 4, 2011
US National team midfielder Sacha Kljestan, who signed for Anderlecht this past summer, has just finished the first half of his European season and says that he is happy with life in Europe.
Anderlecht closed out the year with a strong performance and a 2 - 0 win over one of the title contenders, K.V. Kortrijk which Kljestan noted was a big win.
"Coming into Kortrijk's not as easy place to play," the ex-Chivas USA player told Yanks Abroad. "Before our game they had taken 24 out of 27 points, so it was a huge result for us."
The Seton Hall alumni feels that he has also made the transition soccer in the US to Belgium quiet comfortably.
"I think it went really well," he said of his move across the Atlantic. "I think after my first six months that I've adapted really well. I've played a lot of games and have become a part of the team. Overall I'm happy and we're in first place!"
The native Californian, who recently got engaged this fall, also mentioned that he is enjoying his new digs despite the move to a colder climate.
"I love Brussels and everything in Belgium has been great so far."
The Anderlecht players are scheduled to return to Brussels on Friday and then fly to La Manga, Spain the following day for a week of winter camp.
Next on the league schedule for Les Mauves is the visit of Oguchi Onyewu's former employers, Standard Liege which will take place on January 23rd at Stade Constant Vanden Stock.