Since going undrafted by MLS after a solid college career at Bucknell, Conor O'Brien has been bouncing around Europe mostly in the Danish Super League. This year, he landed with Wiener Neustadt of the Austrian Bundesliga.
So far, he's off to a great start.
The American midfielder scored a beautiful goal in his debut, splitting a couple of defenders and blasting a shot from about 15 yards out to stake Wiener Neustadt to a 1-0 lead in a game they'd eventually win 5-4. That was actually their first win of the season, as Wiener Neustadt remains mired at the bottom of the table with a 1-1-4 record.
The good news is that Wiener Neustadt's struggles may have opened the door for O'Brien, who had not played in any of the previous five matches. The goal was also O'Brien's first in league play since 2012-13 and he's never scored more than four goals in a season.