Kljestan scores again, Friedel redeems himself in penalty shootout

Kljestan scores again, Friedel redeems himself in penalty shootout

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Kljestan scores again, Friedel redeems himself in penalty shootout

Sacha Kljestan Anderlecht 2 (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Make that two straight goal-scoring games for Sacha Kljestan.

Three days after scoring in less than a minute for RSC Anderlecht in a 1-1 draw with Standard Liege, Kljestan once again found the back of the net for his club in a 3-0 road win over KV Oostende on Wednesday. Kljestan capped the scoring with a rebound in the 73rd minute, raising his season total to six goals.

Brad Friedel also got on the scoresheet on Wednesday, but he did so against his own team before redeeming himself in a penalty shooutout. Friedel scored an own goal equalizer that allowed Hull City to take Tottenham to extra time in a Capital One Cup match that finished deadlocked at 2-2 after 120 minutes, but the American goalkeeper made sure to make up for his awful blunder and send Spurs through by doing well to stop Ahmed Elmohamady on the game’s final kick. Tottenham won, 8-7, on penalties.

What do you think of Kljestan scoring again for Anderlecht? Do you see him earning a U.S. Men’s National Team call-up next month? Surprised by Friedel’s blunder, or simply impressed with the way he responded?

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