Still looking for his first goal after two starts for new side Eintracht Braunschweig, Simeon Jackson is getting plenty of playing time.Eintracht Braunschweig drops second straight
Simeon Jackson played the full 90 for Eintracht Braunschweig for the second consecutive match over the weekend, although the Canadian international has yet to see a victory in his new career in the Bundesliga.
Starting up top for Braunschweig at Borussia Dortmund, Jackson saw precious few opportunities at goal as the home side cruised to a 2-1 victory. Dortmund scored all three goals in the match, as Robert Lewandowski put one into his own team's net in the dying moments, making the scoreline a little more flattering for the visitors.
Two games and 180 minutes into his German adventure, Jackson is still searching for his first Bundesliga goal.
Occean sits for Kaiserslaurtern victory
Also with a new club, striker Olivier Occean was relegated to bench duty as FC Kaiserslautern defeated visiting Erzgebirge Aue by a 2-1 margin in 2. Bundesliga play on Saturday.
Occean had appeared in Kaiserslautern's first three matches of the season, with zero goals to his credit thus far.
Friend plays a half
Elsewhere in the German second tier, big forward Rob Friend subbed in at the start of the second half as his side 1860 Munich took advantage of an Ingolstadt own goal to grab a 1-0 win.
The 32-year-old Friend looks set to play more of a substitution role going forward.
Aalen loses big without Hainault
Defender Andre Hainault did not participate in VfR Aalen's 5-1 loss at Energie Cottbus on Sunday.
Hainault has made two appearances for Aalen so far this season.
Xanthi falls in league opener
Over in Greece, Julian de Guzman played 90 minutes in central midfield for SKODA Xanthi in a 3-0 loss at PAOK in the Super League's opening weekend.
Xanthi was reduced to ten men in the 66th minute, and two of PAOK's three goals were scored with de Guzman's side undermanned.
Beskitas, Hutchinson victorious in Turkish debut
In his introduction to the Turkish Süper Lig, Atiba Hutchinson started and played the entire match in a central defensive midfield role for Beskitas in a 2-0 victory over visiting Trabzonspor on Sunday.
Hutchinson made the move to Turkey from PSV Eindhoven in order to get playing time in his more natural midfield position, and it appears that he will get his wish as he projects to be the full-time starter in his preferred role.
Hoilett starts in QPR victory
Meanwhile in England, David 'Junior' Hoilett started and played 56 minutes for Queens Park Rangers as the London side defeated Ipswich Town 1-0 in the Championship over the weekend.
Hoilett figures to be a key cog in QPR's push to get back to the Premier League, with the Canadian-born attacker having started all three of the team's league contests so far (while chipping in one goal).
Edgar benched for Burnley
Elsewhere in England's second tier, defender David Edgar watched from the sidelines as his club Burnley earned a 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town.
Edgar has made two appearances for just 18 combined minutes so far for Burnley, although it's still early in the season and the 26-year-old has battled his way into a starting job in past years.
Cavallini starts new Uruguayan season as an unused substitute
Fresh off a breakout campaign on loan at Juventud de Las Piedras, young striker Lucas Cavallini has rejoined Uruguayan giant Club Nacional on a permanent basis, signing a new three-year deal with the storied side.
Despite his emergence as one of the Primera Division's more potent young attackers last year, the Canadian international started the new season for Nacional on the bench, watching on as his club held on to a 1-0 victory over Racing despite being reduced to ten men in the late moments.
Cavallini is expected to be eased into the lineup as the season progresses, as Nacional sees the 20-year-old as more of a long-term project than an immediate contributor.