Australians Abroad: Jason Davidson opens Heracles account

The promising young fullback got himself on the scoresheet for the first time in his Eredivisie career, while Mile Jedinak's team earned their first win back in the Premier League
Big winner - Jason Davidson

Jason Davidson bagged his first goal for Eredivisie club Heralces on Saturday and it was an important one, earning his team all three points in a 1-0 win at home ADO Den Haag.

The young defender has featured regularly for Jan de Jonge's team so far this season and is on the radar of Socceroos coach Holger Osieck, who said last week that Davidson was one of several players on the fringes of the national team who would be scouted heavily in the months ahead.

 In the doghouse - Tim Cahill

It was all going so well for Tim Cahill - a day before Father's Day, the veteran's son sang the United States national anthem prior to the New York Red Bulls' 2-1 win at home to DC United, with the ex-Everton man netting the winner.

But the 33-year-old picked up an ankle injury just before the 60-minute mark, placing him in doubt for Australia's high-profile friendly against Brazil on September 7.

Global wrap - you've got to get on the field to earn a mention


Mile Jedinak narrowly failed to add a fourth goal from distance as his Crystal Palace team registered their first victory of the English Premier League season, a 3-1 win at home to Sunderland, and the Socceroo midfielder is now reportedly in talks to extend his deal at Selhurst Park.

In the Championship, Scott McDonald and Shane Lowry both started as Millwall drew 1-1 at Brighton, and Rhys Williams' Middlesbrough were held at home to Sheffield Wednesday by the same score.

In Scotland, Tom Rogic was introduced late in Celtic's 1-0 win away to Dundee United, and club colleague Jackson Irvine had another 90 minutes on loan at Kilmarnock, who lost 2-1 to Motherwell.

Dylan McGowan meanwhile played a full game for bottom team Hearts, who went down 2-0 at Inverness.


Robbie Kruse came on for 19 minutes but was unable to prevent Bayer Leverkusen going down 2-0 at Schalke in the Bundesliga, while in the second tier Mathew Leckie saw out the game without finding the back of the net as FSV Frankfurt drew 1-1 with Greuther Fürth.

In the Netherlands, Tommy Oar clocked up the full 90 minutes in FC Utrecht's 1-1 draw away to PEC Zwolle.

James Holland remains an ever-present for Austria Wien, playing the full game and getting booked in a 1-1 draw at home to Wacker Innsbruck.

There was no clean sheet for Mat Ryan this week but his Club Brugge side came away from their trip to Waasland-Beveren with all three points thanks to a 2-1 win in the Belgian Pro League.

Dario Vidosic enjoyed a winning debut for FC Sion in the Swiss Super League, his new team beating Aarau 1-0 on the road, while Oliver Bozanic picked up a yellow card at Luzern lost 4-1 at St Gallen.

And Luke Wilshere saw out the 90 minutes in Dinamo Moscow's 1-1 draw with Rostov in the Russian Premier League.


Lucas Neill started his first game for Omiya Ardija in the J-League and the veteran defender's presence helped the Squirrels record a 1-0 win, avoiding defeat for the first time in nine games and picking up a clean sheet for the first time since May 25.

Also in Japan, Josh Kennedy finished the game as his Nagoya Grampus drew 1-1 away to Sagan Tosu.

Over in the K-League, Alex Wilkinson's Jeonbuk earned a 2-0 victory at home to Incheon and Adam Madaschi was also a winner, as his Jeju United saw off Daejeon 2-1 at home.

Two Australians went head to head in the Chinese Super League and Michael Marrone came out on top, as Shanghai Shenxin defeated Shandong Luneng and Ryan McGowan 1-0 on the road.

In another showdown the spoils were shared, Jonas Salley's Guizhou Renhe drawing 1-1 at Daniel Mullen's Dalian Aerbin.

Elsewhere in the CSL, Erik Paartalu scored the only goal in Tianjin Teda 1-0 upset win over league leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

Finally, Eddy Bosnar started and Royston Griffiths came on for Yakubu Aiyegbeni in Guangzhou R&F's 0-0 draw at home to Jiangsu Sainty.

North America

While goal-scorer Cahill was withdrawn, compatriot David Carney made his first appearance for the Red Bulls and stayed on the field throughout at Red Bull Arena, although he was at fault for DC's equaliser.

South America

Richard Porta scored twice as Nacional defeated Sud America 2-1 in the Uruguayan Primera Division.


Robbie Kruse was a late introduction for Sami Hyypia's team in their surprise loss at the Veltins-Arena

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