Wooten's two tallies lead Sandhausen past Energie Cottbus 3-1.
By Robert Wagman (in Washington, D.C.)
(Friday, November 30, 2012) -- German-American striker Andrew Wooten scored two goals eight minutes apart for host FC Sandhausen in a 3-1 victory over FC Energie Cottbus in the Germany's second-tier 2. Bundesliga.
Sandhausen trailed 1-0 when Wooten tied the match with a penalty kick in the 59th minute. He put his club ahead 2-1 in the 67th minute when he converted a rebound of another Sandhausen penalty kick, stopped by goalkeeper Thorsten Kirschbaum.
Wooten now has three goals on the season.
With the win, Sanduasen climbed two places out of the basement into 16th place at 3-9-4 with 13 points. Wooten is with Sandhausen on loan from FC Kaiserslautern.
On Sunday, Wooten played the final 24 minutes of a 1-1 draw with FC Ingolstadt 04.
Menwhile in Mexico, United States defender Edward Castillo and midfielder Joe Corona, making his third straight start, helped Club Tijuana edge closer to the Liga MX's Torneo Apertura title. In the first leg at home, Castillo went the distance and the first 73 minutes in a 2-1 triumph over Toluca.
The second leg is in Toluca on Sunday.
Castillo won the 2008 Torneo Clausura with Santos. Corona was with Tijuana when it captured the Torneo de Ascenso, earning promotion to Mexico's first division in 2011.
In the second leg of the semifinal round, Castillo played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in a 3-0 decison which eliminated Leon with a 3-2 agregate win. Corona played the first 61 minutes. American defender Greg Garza did not dress for Club Tijuana in any of the matches.
In Germany's top-tier Bundesliga, U.S. defender Fabian Johnson scored his third goal of the season in an 83-minute appearance for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, but it was not enough in a 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
U.S. defender Danny Williams dressed, but did not play for Hoffenheim. American David Yelldell was Leverkusen's backup keeper.
U.S. midfielder Jermaine Jones received, as usual, a yellow card, going the distance for FC Schalke 04 in its 1-1 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.
That followed another strong match when Schalke qualified for the knockout stage of the European Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Olympiacos FC of Greece.
U.S. defender Steve Cherundolo played 90 minutes for Hannover 96 in its 5-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
That came after he went the distance in a 0-0 draw with FC Twente in Europe's second-level Europa League, clinching the top spot of Group L.
U.S. defender Timmy Chandler went 90 minutes in 1 FC Nürnberg's 0-0 draw with SpVgg Greuther Furth.
In the 2. Bundesliga, American midfielder Joe Gyau made his first start for St. Pauli since moving from Hoffenheim, going 64 minutes in a 4-1 win over MSV Duisburg.
German-American defender John Anthony Brooks dressed, but did not play for Hertha Berlin in its 4-0 shutout of FC Erzgebirge Aue.
German-American defender Alfredo Morales did not dress for Hertha.
In Italy, U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley received a yellow card, playing 90 minutes for AS Roma it its 1-0 decision 0over Pescara.
In Spain's La Liga, U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu dressed, but did not play for Málaga CF in a 4-0 whitewash of Valencia.
In Spain's Segunda Division, U.S. defender Carlos Bocanega is sidelined with an injured hamstring and missed Racing Santander's 4-1 loss to Barcelona B.
In the Austrian Bundesliga, German-American striker Terrence Boyd scored for Rapid Wien in a 3-2 loss to Norway's Rosenborg BK in the Europa League Group K.
Then, on Sunday, he sat out Rapid's 2-0 triumph over Trenkwalder Admira with a yellow-card suspension.
In the Netherlands, U.S. striker Jozy Altidore had one of his poorer matches, going 90 minutes for AZ Alkmaar in its 2-0 loss to Feyenoord Rotterdam.
In Belgium, U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan played the first 82 minutes and was issued a yellow card for RSC Anderlecht in a 4-1 victory over Germinal Beerschot.
Before that, he played 90 minutes for Anderlecht, which was reduced to 10 men and lost at home 3-1 to Italy' AC Milan.
The Belgian side is now out of the Champions League and must meet Zenit St. Petersburg of Russia for a place in the Europa League.
Sweden and Norway have finished their seasons.
In Denmark, U.S. defender Michael Parkhurst went the distance for FC Nordsjælland in a 1-0 loss to Esbjerg.
American midfielder Conor O'Brien played the final 15 minutes for SønderjyskE in its 2-1 setback to FC Copenhagen.
American forward Charlie Davies entered for Randers FC with eight minutes remaining in a 1-0 loss to Aalborg BK, but still managed to be ejected with a red card.
U.S. defender Clarence Goodson dressed, but did not play for Brøndby IF in its 2-0 decision over AC Horsens.
Robert Wagman is SoccerTimes senior correspondent.
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