Outlaws Overseas: Ascenso MX Champion, Liga MX Finalists

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by JACK HAZZARD

Another week, another goal for Wooten and Johnsen.

As the European season continues to move along, Mexico prepares for their country’s first division final between Club America and Tigres UANL — both of whom possess a fair amount of Americans on roster.

Already winning a title in Mexico, United States Men’s National Team member Joe Corona earned the Ascenso MX Championship over the weekend with Dorados de Sinaloa, defeating Atlante in a two match aggregate final.

With the U.S. Men’s National Team January camp looming closer and closer each week, can any Outlaws Overseas find themselves called to Southern California in 2017?

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

Bjorn Johnsen (Heart of Midlothian): Scoring his fifth goal of the season, under-the-radar American striker Bjorn Johnsen helped see his Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian to an underwhelming draw. Given a chance to take the lead late, the Jam Tarts were unable to successfully convert the PK, resulting in the match to end a stale 2-2 draw. 

Johnsen’s season has been a revelation for the Scottish side. Signed from a Hungarian third tier club, the American striker has been framed as a steal for the Jam Tarts, scoring five goals and assisting three in 14 league matches.

Andrew Wooten (SV Sandhausen): Scoring five in his last four matches, SV Sandausen striker Andrew Wooten has been one of the hottest strikers in Germany. In Sandhausen’s dominant 3-1 win against 1 FC. Nuremberg, Wooten netted one of his side’s three goals.

Sandhausen currently rests in the middle of 2. Bundesliga table. However, one win can see the German side climb to as high as fourth place. Promotion has never looked so close for Sandhausen.

UNDER THE RADAR:

Joe Corona (Dorados de Sinaloa): Playing a huge role in Dorados’ title-winning season, American midfielder Joe Corona ended his loan spell in style. The 26-year-old performed respectively in the championship’s two-legged match.

Although Corona enjoyed a title-winning season with the second division side, he won’t be able to remain with the club next year due to his loan expiration. The American is set to return to Liga MX Club Tijuana following the conclusion of the Liga MX season.

NEWS:

Jose F. Torres (UANL Tigres) & Ventura Alvarado (Club America)Represting the United States in the Liga MX final, Jose F. Torres and Ventura Alvarado will clash against one another for the chance to win Liga MX glory.

In the semi-finals, both Americans played respectable roles for their sides. Torres played an energetic substitute role and Alvarado started in the defense.

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