Aussies Abroad | Jedinak flies the flag in the EPL

There were mixed results for Aussies plying their trade around the world over an action-packed weekend of football.

There were mixed results for Aussies plying their trade around the world over an action-packed weekend of football.

The English Premier League kicked off with Crystal Palace captain and Socceroos midfielder Mile Jedinak leading his side out against Tottenham, after the Eagles were promoted to the top-tier of English football at the end of last season.

Despite putting in a strong performance to suggest he will not be out of place in one of the world's most glamorous leagues, he was unable to help a 1-0 loss to top-four hopefuls Hotspur, who were without superstar Gareth Bale for the season opener.

Mark Schwarzer was an unused substitute for Chelsea as his side claimed a comfortable 2-0 victory over Hull City as was Brad Jones as his Liverpool teammates claimed a 1-0 victory. Chris Herd was not in the squad for Aston Villa.

Jackson Irvine debuted for Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock following his mid-week transfer, in their 1-1 draw with St Mirren and Curtis Good started for Newcastle United in their 3-1 win over Wolverhampton in England-s U-21 Premier League. Patrick Antelmi got his name on the scoresheet for Wanderers.

Matt Ryan-s Club Brugge KV moved to the top of the Belgium league after he helped his side to a 2-1 win over KV Mechelen. The shot-stopper-s team are undefeated through the first four rounds of the competition and have only conceded three goals.

James Holland also played a full match as his FK Austria thumped Wiener Neustadt 5-0 on matchday five in Austria-s Bundesliga while Tommy Oar played in FC Utrecht's 6-0 loss to fellow Dutch Eredivisie side FC Twente.

In the K-League former Mariners captain Alex Wilkinson played a full match for Jeonbuk as they beat compatriot Robert Cornthwaite-s Chunnam side 1-0. Jeonbuk remain third in the Korea Republic league while the Dragons sit tenth.

The match between Tianjin Teda and Shanghai SIPG in China-s Super League also had a distinctly Australian flavour with Daniel McBreen and Bernie Ibini both playing a hand in Shanghai-s 3-2 win over the hosts, who had Erik Paartalu running around in midfield.

MLS action saw Tim Cahill take the field for the New York Red Bulls in the 0-0 draw with Philadelphia Union. New teammate David Carney was not in the squad.

In women's action, Sam Kerr scored as the Western NY Flash defeated Kyah Simon's Boston Breakers 1-0 in the final matchday of the US National Women's Football League. Emily Van Egmond played until just after the hour mark for the Seattle Reign as her side went down to Portland Thorns 2-1.

New Linkoping FC signing Brianna Davey was an unused substitute for her Swedish side while Lydia Williams played a full game for Linkoping's opponents Pitea. Linkoping won the match 3-1.

Don't forget if you're planning on being an Aussie abroad come next year's World Cup in Brazil, the long-awaited sale of 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets will start on 20 August 2013 at 12.00pm CET (8.00pm AEST) via