Fire Alums Abroad

Frankowski nets two for Jagiellonia Bialystok

Former Chicago Fire striker Tomasz Frankowski took his season’s goal total to six, netting on both
sides of halftime and playing 90 minutes in Jagiellonia Bialystok’s 3-0 win
over Polonia Bytom in Polish Ekstraklasa play Saturday.

The 36-year-old has shown little sign of slowing down as his
strikes in the 29
th and 48th minutes were complimented by
a 90
th minute goal from Lithuanian defender Tada Kijanskas. The
result keeps takes Jagiellonia to 7-1-1 and 22 points, keeping them on top of
the Ekstraklasa table going into Saturday’s clash with Widzew Lodz.

With six goals, Frankowski is tied for second in the league
with Widzew’s Lithuanian striker Darvydas Sernas.

Returning from international duty with the United States, Carlos Bocanegra and Saint Etienne fell
2-1 at Nice on Sunday. Saint Etienne took the early lead through Dimitri
Payet’s 11
th minute penalty kick but surrendered goals to the
Tunisian tandem of Anthony Mournier (47
th minute) and Hocine Ben
Saada (69
th minute).

The result takes Les
Verts
to 5-2-2 (17 points)
eight-match unbeaten run and keeps the side locked at second in the Ligue 1
table, two points behind Bocanegra’s former team Stade Rennes.

Saint Etienne will hope to play catch up as they host Caen
this Saturday.

Cuauhtemoc Blanco
played 62 minutes in Irapuato’s 2-1 loss at Mexican Liga Ascenso leaders
Tijuana Sunday.   

Irapuato’s Miguel Gutierrez pulled the game level in the 34th
minute after Tijuana’s Luis Orozco tallied first in the 15
th. The
hosts went back ahead in the 55
th minute behind Argentine defender
Javier Gandolfi’s 55
th minute strike.

The loss drops Irapuato to sixth place, sitting 6-5-2 on 20
points, nine behind leaders Tijuana. Irapuato will host Universidad Guadalajara
this Saturday, October 23.

Paraguayan defender Lider
Marmol
played 55 minutes before receiving a red card in Atlante’s 1-1 draw
against Tigres. The result takes the side to 2-7-3, sitting on nine points in
the Mexican Primera’s Group B. Atlante will visit Atlas this Saturday, October
23.

Botswanan international Dipsy
Selolwane
went 90 minutes in SuperSport United’s 1-0 win over AmaZulu in
South Africa’s Premier Soccer League. The result stands as a much needed three
points for SuperSport who took their record to 2-2-0, moving the side into
ninth place ahead of their Wednesday clash with second-place Ajax Cape town.

 Former Fire
defender and Malian international
Bakary
Soumare
and his club US Boulogne will hope to extend their 10-match Ligue 2
unbeaten streak when they host Nantes Monday night.

Soumare’s side sits ninth in the French second division with
an undefeated 2-0-8 record on 14 points but can move into sole possession of
fifth-place, one point out of a promotion place with a win Monday night.