USA international defender John Brooks put in a blockbuster performance for Hertha Berlin this afternoon as they beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 at the Olympiastadion in the Bundesliga.
He was voted man of the match for his solid performance at the heart of the defence, making more clearances and interceptions than any other player on the pitch.
Centre-back performances in Hertha Berlin vs. Borussia Dortmund (December 13 2014):
[Stats according to whoscored.com]
Hertha Berlin midfielder Peter Niemeyer was the only player on the pitch who made more tackles (7) than John Brooks, while fellow centre-back Jens Hegeler was the only man to block more shots (3).
A faultless performance from the 21-year-old helped lift his side into twelfth position in the table.
The 6′ 4” giant came through the youth system at Hertha Berlin and has become an established member of the first team over the last two years.
It’s a positive sign for the future of the USMNT as John Brooks continues to develop well at the German club and he’s certainly not doing himself any harm if he continues to put in performances of this level.
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