He may have missed out on a midweek match, but
John Brooks certainly made his presence known over
The Hertha Berlin defender scored a goal while helping
maintain a clean sheet in his side’s 2-0 win over
Augsburg. The performance saw Brooks earn honors as
SBI Americans Abroad Player of the Week recognition
to go with the three points.
Brooks’ day started on the attacking end, where he
found Hertha Berlin’s first goal of Saturday’s win. The
U.S. Men’s National Team defender was in the right
place at the right time to deflect home a shot from
Valentin Stocker for what turned out to be the game-
winning goal. It was all Hertha needed thanks to
Brooks’ play on the defensive end, as the entire
backline kept Augsburg at bay for all 90 minutes to
secure a shutout win.
The goal and clean sheet combo earned Brooks
recognition, beating out fellow goalscorer Eric Lichaj,
CONCACAF Champions League finalist Omar Gonzalez
and Hamburg star Bobby Wood for this week’s honors.
What did you think of Brooks’ performance? Which
American Abroad stood out to you this weekend?
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