DURHAM, N.C. – With the World Cup nearing its end, it’s time to check in on how former Blue Devils are doing in both Major League Soccer and in Europe. Each of the MLS teams are nearing the halfway point of the season with 16 games under their belts, while the European squads are in the middle of preseason.
Newly acquired Andrew Wenger of the Philadelphia Union, has appeared in 12 games, starting eight and scored one goal. Sebastien Ibeagha made his debut in the Danish First Division and had a successful first stint with AC Horsens. Meanwhile, Jay Heaps continues to rebuild the New England Revolution as head coach, leading them to a 7-7-2 overall record thus far.
Sebastien Ibeagha – AC Horsens (Danish 1st Division)
Ibeagha made his debut for AC Horsens of the Danish First Division March 15, 2014 in a 5-0 win over Vejle Boldklub. Helped lead the squad to eight shutouts and an 8-5-5 record after joining the team midway through the year. Ibeagha, after signing with Horsens Feb. 1, 2014, started 15 games and played 1,350 minutes and was awarded the team’s Player of the Month for May/June.
Cole Grossman – Real Salt Lake, M, 10 GP, 5 GS, 489 MIN
Grossman has appeared in ten of 17 games this season, starting five. In their most recent match against New England, Grossman logged 21 minutes after being subbed on. The Claret-and-Cobalt's own a 7-3-7 record for 28 points, ranking them second in the West. RSL will face the LA Galaxy July 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Darrius Barnes – New England Revolution, D, 10 GP, 7 GS, 741 MIN, 1 G
Barnes has seen action in 10 of 16 games for the Revolution, starting seven. He scored his first goal of the 2014 campaign during a July 4 match against RSL. New England will face Philadelphia on July 8 at 7 p.m.
Jay Heaps – New England Revolution, Head Coach
Heaps enters his second season with the Revs, owning a 7-7-2 over record for 23 points, ranking them third in the East. The Revs are three points out of second place and five points back of first-place D.C. United with one fewer game played than both.
Andrew Wenger – Philadelphia Union, F, 12 GP, 8 GS, 775 MIN, 1 G
Wenger joined the Union on April 4, 2014 after a trade with the Montreal Impact. He has appeared in 12 games, starting eight and logging 775 minutes. Wenger netted his first goal with Philadelphia on April 12 against RSL. The Union owns a 4-8-6 overall record for 18 points, ranking them eighth in the East. They continue play July 8 against New England.