Owen Otasowie got the start for Club Brugge as they shared the points with Zulte-Waregem while Sam Vines and Royal Antwerp claimed another win over the weekend.
It was another week in the Pro League where the Yanks saw little action, except for Sam Vines, who notched his first assist of the young season.
Owen Otasowie finally made his competitive debut for Brugge on Sunday evening, starting and playing just short of an hour in the team’s defense as they narrowly won their first trophy of the new season.
With just three games left until the regular season ends, Antwerp was leapfrogged by Anderlecht, dropping down the fourth place but still holding onto a playoff spot.
It should have been a weekend in Belgium with a pair of games having great American interest, but it was not to be as Kyle Duncan missed out due to injury and Mark McKenzie missed out for reasons unknown.
Only two Americans were in the starting lineups over the weekend as Bryan Reynolds and Kortrijk lost again, while Mark McKenzie and Genk took all the points at home.
Last summer Belgian champions Club Brugge went shopping to make their strong national team a strong team in UEFA’s Champions League competition.
The Pro League’s American defenders both experienced the thrill of victory, while Chris Durkin suffered the agony of defeat in midweek Belgian action.
It was a tough weekend for the Yanks in Belgium with Sam Vines’, Mark McKenzie’s and Chris Durkin’s teams tasting all defeat, while Owen Otasowie is still waiting for his Club Brugge introduction.
Having taken the lead on two occasions in this Belgian Cup Round of 16 clash, Genk were minutes from a place in the quarterfinal, but a very late Charles De Ketelaere strike sent the game into penalties where Club Brugge prevailed.