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Parkhurst moves from Denmark champ Nordsjælland to lowly Augsburg of Bundesliga.
By Robert Wagman (in Washington, D.C.)
(Wednesday, December 19, 2012) -- United States defender Michael Parkhurst is moving from the top of the Danish Superliga to the botton of the German Bundesliga.
Parkhurst, 28, who made 101 appearances and scored three goals for FC Nordsjælland since 2008, moved on a free transfer to FC Augsburg, signing a contract which runs through June 2015, the Bundesliga web site reported.
With Parkhurst a stalwart on defense, Nordsjælland captured its first Superliga championship last season, securing a berth in the 2012-13 European Champions League. Currently, Nordsjælland is in second place at 10-5-5 with 35 points, 12 points behind FC København (14-1-5).
Meanwhile, Augsburg is in the Bundesliga relegation zone, tied for 17th and last at 1-10-6 with nine points. "I'd like to do my bit so that we can achieve our aim of staying up in the second half of the season," Parkhurst told the Bundesliga web site. "I watched the game against Bayern Munich at the SGL arena and, despite the defeat, I was impressed with the fantastic atmosphere. That's why I can hardly wait to get out there and play myself."
Parkhurst will join Augsburg in January. The Bundesliga is on break with Augsburg returning to action January 20 at Fortuna Düsseldorf.
"Michael Parkhurst is an experienced defender who played primarily at right back for Nordsjælland," Augsburg sporting director Jürgen Rollmann said. "It's well known that we've had problems in that position. However, Parkhurst can also play on the left or in the center of defense and we're sure he'll help our team."
German-American midfielder Jermaine Jones might be serving a four-match suspension in the German Bundesliga, but last night he was eligible to play for Schalke 04 in the DFB Pokal Round of 16. He went the distance, earned one of his many yellow cards, but Schalke was eliminated after suffering a 2-1 at home defeat by 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Given his history of yellow cards and suspensions, the Bundesliga has thrown the book at Jones, suspending him for four matches, starting last weekend, for the red card he received the week before. With the league now on its mid-year break until the third week in January, the suspension will continue into February.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, German-American defender Fabian Johnson played 90 minutes for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in its 3-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund.
German-American midfielder Danny Williams, a regular, did not dress for Hoffenheim, though he had no reported injury.
U.S. defender Steve Cherundolo went the distance for Hannover 96 in its 2-1 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf.
German-American defender Timmy Chandler played 90 minutes for 1. FC Nürnberg in its 1-1 draw with Werder Bremen.
American keeper David Yelldell did not dress for Bayer Leverkusen, a 3-0 winner over Hamburg SV.
In the 2. Bundesliga, German-American striker Andrew Wooten played 85 minutes and received a yellow card for SV Sandhausen in a 0-0 draw with FC Cologne.
German-American defender John Anthony Brooks played 90 minutes for Hertha Berlin in a 2-1 decision over FSV Frankfurt.
German-American defender Alfredo Morales did not dress for Hertha.
American midfielder Joe Gyau played the final 12 minutes for FC St. Pauli in a 0-0 draw with FC Ingolstadt.
American forward Bobby Wood played ther final 34 minutes in TSV 1860 Munich in its 1-1 draw with Dynamo Dresden.
In Italy, U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley played 68 minutes before being taken off for an attacker for AS Roma in its 1-0 loss to Chievo Verona.
In Belgium, U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan played 90 minutes for RSC Anderlecht in a 2-1 triumph over OH Leuven.
In the Austrian Bundesliga, U.S. striker Terrence Boyd went 90 minutes for Rapid Wien in a 1-0 loss to FC Magna Neustadt.
Denmark is on its winter break with teams idle until the first week in March.
Robert Wagman is SoccerTimes senior correspondent.
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