Action from the 2. Bundesliga match between host Karlsruher SC and SV Sandhausen (white jersey) on November 19, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Karlsruher SC)
KARLSRUHE, Germany – Jamaica international Daniel Gordon and his SV Sandhausen side now sit seven points off a promotion place after a 3-1 win on Saturday at Karlsruher SC at the Wildparkstadion.
On the strength of its second consecutive win, the 100-year-old club jumped into seventh in the 2. Bundesliga table on 19 points. Gordon started and played 86 minutes, before giving way to way Markus Karl. Andrew Wooten, who has been capped once by the United States, struck for two goals.
“This victory is one that we desperately needed,” Gordon told CONCACAF.com. “They have a pretty decent record and we knew if we had any thought of wanting to get promoted we would need to win at places like these and the performance was one to be happy about. It was a crucial win for sure.”
Statistically, Gordon was credited six clearances in this match, as well as three tackles and one interception. More importantly, perhaps, the defender won 18 of 20 aerial duels.
The former Borussia Dortmund player hopes the recent good form can be maintained for the remainder of the season.
“We have winter break coming up, so we want to maximise all our games to be higher in the table before the break,” finished the 31-year-old. “After the winter break, it does take time to get back into a rhythm and same level of consistency. I am sure once we stay focused then finishing in the top two or three is possible.”
Gordon and current Eintracht Frankfurt defender Michael Hector are the only Jamaican internationals to have played in the German Bundesliga.