Aussies Abroad: Halloran assist, Jedinak beaten

The two World Cup Socceroos were among the Australians in friendly and competitive action around the world this weekend, with Mat Ryan and Josh Brillante also in the spotlight

Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak played as his Crystal Palace lost 3-2 to Brentford, with Premier League and Championship teams finalising their preparations for the 2014-15 season.

Chris Herd came on with 17 minutes remaining in Aston Villa's 4-1 friendly loss to FC Groningen.

Alex Cisak started for newly promoted Premier League side Burnley as they defeated Blackpool 1-0 away from home.

Adam Taggart was not involved but Ryan Williams played for Championship club Fulham in their 1-0 friendly win over Caykur Rizespor.

Ryan Edwards started for Reading and Adam Federici came on in a 3-1 loss to top flight Swansea City.

Bailey Wright started for League One side Preston North End as they drew 1-1 with Leicester City, who are preparing for life back in the Premier League after winning the Championship last season.

Jackson Irvine featured as Celtic went down 6-1 to Tottenham Hotspur.


James Holland played and picked up a booking as his Austria Wien kicked off the new league season with a 0-0 draw at home to Rheindorf Altach.

Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as Club Brugge continued their strong start to the Belgian Pro League with their second successive win, a 1-0 victory at home to Lierse.

Ben Halloran played the full game and supplied an assist as Fortuna Dusseldorf opened the 2. Bundesliga season with a 2-2 draw at home to Eintracht Braunschweig.

Mathew Leckie started and was subbed off with 18 minutes to go as his new side Ingolstadt gave up the lead to draw 1-1 away to St. Pauli.

Mitch Langerak played the first half and Mustafa Amini came on in the second as Borussia Dortmund dispatched FC Raperswil 10-0 in a friendly.

Trent Sainsbury played for PEC Zwolle during their 1-0 upset win over Ajax to lift the Johan Cruyff Shield, the traditional season curtain-raiser in the Netherlands between the reigning Eredivisie champions and KNVB Cup holders.

Josh Brillante's stunning start to his Fiorentina career continued, scoring the winner in a 1-0 friendly win over Universitario.


Luke DeVere played the full game as his Gyeongnam drew 1-1 with FC Seoul in the K-League.

Aleksandar Jovanovic started but was withdrawn in the 57th minute of Jeju United's 1-1 draw away to Busan IPark.

Alex Wilkinson saw out a full 90 minutes, helping Jeonbuk Motors keep a clean sheet and earn all three points in a 2-0 win at home to Jeonnam.

In the Chinese Super League, Daniel McBreen started and was taken off on 68 minutes as Shanghai SIPG saw off Hangzhou Greentown 2-1.
Jonas Salley and Guizhou Renhe got the better of Josh Mitchell's Liaoning Whowin, recording a 1-0 home victory, while Ryan McGowan played the full game as Shandong Luneng drew 2-2 at home to Tianjin Teda.

North America

Tim Cahill was sacrificed at half-time after New York Red Bulls went down to 10 men in the MLS, with the hosts coming from behind to beat New England 2-1 at Red Bull Arena.
Andy Rose was an unused substitute for Seattle Sounders in their 1-0 loss to San Jose Earthquakes.