Americans Abroad: Parkhurst's club wins league championship, Span scores

Americans Abroad: Parkhurst's club wins league championship, Span scores

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Parkhurst's club wins league championship, Span scores

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Parkhurst (Reuters Pictures)

Michael Parkhurst will be reporting to U.S. national team camp Thursday as a champion.

Parkhurst's FC Nordsjaelland put the finishing touches on their Danish Superliga title on Wednesday, defeating Horsens 3-0 in the season finale to hold off FC Copenhagen and seal a place in the UEFA Champions League.

Parkhurst played 90 minutes at right back for Nordsjaelland, which finished two points clear of Copenhagen and conceded just 22 goals in 33 games with Parkhurst helping anchor the defense. Parkhurst joins Herculez Gomez (Mexico) and Sacha Kljestan (Belgium) as Americans to win their respective league's titles this season.

Parkhurst was not the only American in Scandinavia to have a landmark day, either:

SPAN SCORES FIRST GOAL

Brian Span scored his first career goal for Swedish club Djurgarden in the club's 1-1 draw with Helsingborg — the club's fifth straight 1-1 result and sixth in its last seven matches.

Span was making his first start and second appearance with the club since signing out of the University of Virginia this past winter. He nodded home a cross to pull Djurgarden level in the 74th minute, and he was subbed out six minutes later.

Here is video of Span's goal:

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