Posted on September 23, 2012
An American started Hoffenheim to its first victory of the Bundesliga season on Sunday and another U.S. international finished it over Hannover.
Hoffenheim snapped a four-game losing streak in all competitions.
After an own goal by Mathieu Delpierre gave Hannover a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute, the U.S.’s Fabian Johnson equalized almost immediately. Sejad Salihovic and American Danny Williams seat the foes’ fate.
His team trailing 1-0, Johnson beat U.S. international teammate Steve Cherundolo down the left wing before beating goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler in the 27th minute.
Salihovic gave Hoffenheim the lead off a header in the 82nd minute before Williams added an insurance goal, scoring into an empty net in added time.
Danny Williams (right), battling Mexico’s Andres Guardado for the ball, started Hoffenheim’s comeback in its 3-1 win over Hannover. Andy Mead/YCJ
Categories: North America, U.S.A.
Tags: Bundesliga, Danny williams, Fabian Johnson, Hannover, Hoffenheim, Steve Cherundolo