Aussies Abroad: Debut for Edwards, Luongo scores

The former Perth Glory loanee earned his first competitive start for the Royals, while Socceroo Luongo got his team up and running en route to all three points


Scott McDonald played a full game for Millwall as they defeated Leeds United 2-0 at home in the opening weekend of the Championship season.

Adam Federici saw out the 90 minutes between the sticks and Ryan Edwards started, making his full debut for the club, before being withdrawn on the hour mark in Reading's 2-2 draw away to Wigan Athletic.

Massimo Luongo scored the opening goal for Swindon Town as they kicked off their League One campaign with a 3-1 home win over Scunthorpe United. Bailey Wright played a full game and Neil Kilkenny started before coming off on 62 minutes in Preston North End's 1-1 draw at home to Notts County.

Mile Jedinak played a full match for Crystal Palace as they drew 0-0 with Augsburg ahead of the Premier League season beginning next weekend. Mark Schwarzer came on at half-time as Chelsea defeated Ferencvaros 2-1 in a friendly in Budapest.

Chris Herd was introduced with eight minutes remaining in Aston Villa's 0-0 friendly draw with Parma, while Brad Jones was an unused substitute for Liverpool as they defeated Borussia Dortmund 4-0.


Mitch Langerak played the full game for Dortmund at Anfield and Mustafa Amini came on with 13 minutes to go in the friendly.

Robbie Kruse was introduced off the bench in the 68th minute of Bayer Leverkusen's 1-0 friendly win away to Southampton.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Ben Halloran was an unused sub as Fortuna Dusseldorf drew 1-1 at Union Berlin. Mathew Leckie came on with 20 minutes to go in Ingolstadt's 2-2 draw against Darmstadt 98.

In the Eredivisie, Trent Sainsbury came off injured in the first half of PEC Zwolle's 2-0 home over Utrecht, who introduced Adam Sarota off the bench with 15 minutes to go. 



Luke Wilkshire started and finished Feyenoord's 1-0 victory away to ADO Den Haag.

Mat Ryan conceded for the first time in 2014-15 and Club Brugge's 100 percent start to the league campaign ended three matches in, as they drew 1-1 with Zulte-Waregem.

James Holland was an unused substitute as Austria Wien continued their winless start to the season, drawing 2-2 at Wiener Neustadt.


In the Chinese Super League, Jonas Salley completed the game as his Guizhou Renhe team defeated Shanghai Shenxin 1-0 away from home.

Daniel McBreen was withdrawn with nine minutes to go as Shanghai SIPG went down 2-0 away to Beijing Guoan.

Adam Hughes started and finished the game for Harbin Yiteng as they were held 0-0 at home to Tianjin Teda.

Ryan McGowan was an unused sub for Shandong Luneng, while Josh Mitchell played a full game for Liaoning Whowin, as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw.

Robbie Cornthwaite couldn't prevent Jeonnam Dragons from going down 1-0 away to Ulsan Hyundai in the K-League. Luke DeVere came off with 17 minutes to go in Gyeongnam's 2-0 loss at Incheon.

Aleksandar Jovanovic was unable to prevent Jeju United from going down 1-0 at Suwon. Alex Wilkinson fared better, helping Jeonbuk Motors romp to a 3-0 win away to Seongnam.    


North America

Tim Cahill started but was subbed off as his New York Red Bulls went down 1-0 away to Chicago Fire in Major League Soccer.