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John Brooks scores game-tying goal for Wolfsburg

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The center back’s late goal earned Wolfsburg a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Fulham v VfL Wolfsburg - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images

United States Men’s National Team center back John Brooks scored a 90th-minute equalizer for Wolfsburg to secure a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday.

The Brooks goal came as Wolfsburg were counter-attacking in the dying moments of the game. Brooks sprinted from his center back position while the attack was developing and ended up as the furthest forward Wolfsburg player.

Right winger Felix Klaus sprinted down the right sideline, hopped over a defender’s desperate challenge, and then sent a low driven cross to an unmarked Brooks at the top of the six-yard box. Brooks easily buried the chance, to the delight of the home crowd.

According to WhoScored, Brooks completed 77% of his passes, won 2 aerial duels, made 3 interceptions, and had 2/3 successful tackles. The goal was Brooks’s third in the league this season and he has also contributed 3 assists in his 29 Bundesliga appearances.

Wolfsburg is ninth in the Bundesliga table and four points behind sixth-place Hoffenheim, which holds the league’s last Europa League slot (the sixth-place side enters the third round of 2019/2020 Europa League Qualifying). Frankfurt is currently fourth and looking to qualify for the 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League (the top four Bundesliga sides enter the group stage).