Los Angeles Soccer: Blackpool
Manhattan Beach's Michael Bradley scored one goal and played a key role in another as Borussia Moenchengladbach's nightmare season in Germany's Bundesliga brightened a little with a 4-0 romp Saturday at FC Cologne, the club's first victory of any kind since Aug. 29.
Bradley, the son of U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley, scored in the 70th minute -- a long-range blast and ricocheted off Cologne's Youssef Mohamad and into the net -- and started the counterattack that led to Igor de Camargo's strike 12 minutes later. Raul Marcelo Bobadilla added two goals for Gladbach (2-6-4), which escaped the cellar with the win, changing places with Cologne (2-8-2).
Irvine's Benny Feilhaber (Northwood HS/UCLA) also scored over the weekend, converting a 90th-minute penalty kick to lift AGF Aarhus (12-0-3), the top team in Denmark's second-tier 1.Division, to a 1-0 triumph over visiting Viborg FF. Feilhaber has seven goals in all competitions for the Dettvie.
BOCANEGRA BACK: Carlos Bocanegra (Alta Loma HS/UCLA) returned to Saint-Etienne's lineup after missing four matches because of a neck injury, but his presence couldn't save Les Verts from elimination in France's Coupe de la Ligue.
Bocanegra went the distance at left back in a 2-0 defeat to Auxerre, both goals on penalty kicks, in the cup quarterfinals. Saint-Etienne, which has slipped from third to 10th place since Bocanegra suffered a sprained neck in an Oct. 17 Ligue 1 loss at Nice, has just one victory in its past seven games, all competitions.