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EUROPE: Matt Taylor has the hot foot

November, 8, 2010
Former Chivas USA forward Matt Taylor who has played in U.S. minor leagues and in Germany's lower divisions since leaving Major League Soccer in 2007, appears to have found a home at Rot Weiss Ahlen.

It could lead to another move, to a bigger club.

Taylor (Irvine HS/UCLA), who joined the third-tier 3.Bundesliga club in the traditional Muenster region of western Germany at the end of August, has scored four goals in his last three games as Rot Weiss has quickly climbed from 16th to ninth in the standings.

He netted the 81st-minute winner Saturday in a 2-1 victory at SV Jahn Regensburg, the Red and Whites' third successive victory after winning just once in their first 12 matches.

Taylor has six goals in nine games -- when he scores, Rot Weiss (4-4-7) is 4-0-0.

He tallied twice in a 3-0 win Sept. 18 over Carl Zeiss Jena, then started on his current streak two weeks ago with the second goal in a 3-2 triumph over Bayern Munich's second team. He scored two more last week in a 4-1 romp over SV Weben Wiesbaden.

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