It's not the most important late goal John Brooks has ever scored, but it salvaged a key point for his club that still has European aspirations.

By Avi Creditor
April 22, 2019

It's not the most important late goal John Brooks has ever scored, but it salvaged a key point for his club that still has European aspirations.

Brooks, the 26-year-old U.S. men's national team defender famous for his late game-winning World Cup goal vs. Ghana in 2014, displayed his scoring touch again in Wolfsburg's draw vs. Eintracht Frankfurt on Monday, rescuing a point in a 1-1 Bundesliga draw.

Brooks, surging forward like a true striker on the counterattack, turned in Felix Klaus's cross from the right with a poised finish from inside the box, getting Wolfsburg on the board in the 90th minute. 

The draw keeps Wolfsburg in contention for a Europa League berth. Even though the club sits in ninth place, it's only four points out of securing a place in the qualifying round (sixth place) and five points out of a place in next season's group stage (fifth place). The club has four league matches remaining, including a head-to-head showdown with sixth-place Hoffenheim this Sunday that could determine its European fate, one way or the other.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)