Aussies Abroad: Red-hot Taggart hits seven in seven, Smith's Seattle score big win

K-League top goalscorer Adam Taggart was on target again as high-flying Suwon Bluewings sunk Sangju Sangmu 2-0.

The Caltex Socceroos striker has hit scorching form, scoring seven goals in seven games, to fire his Korea Republic club into finals contention.

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Suwon started the match only a point ahead of Sangju but the visitors soon went ahead in rain-drenched conditions when Taggart’s shot was parried and the Aussie's strike partner Han Seok-hee followed up to open the scoring after eight minutes.

Perth-born Taggart put the seal of the win when he pounced on a rebound on 69 minutes to make it 11 K-League goals since his move from Hyundai A-League outfit Brisbane Roar.


Suwon are on a streak of five K-League matches undefeated and have racked up three straight wins as they seek to cement their place in the top six.

Next up for Lee Lim-saeng’s side is a home match against ninth-placed Seongnam at Suwon’s Big Bird Stadium on Sunday 21 July.

Meanwhile, in over in Japan, Mitch Langerak’s ninth-placed Nagoya Grampus Eight slipped to a 3-0 defeat against the J-League’s sixth-placed side, Cerezo Osaka.

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Smith's Seattle take down MLS champions

Brad Smith celebrated a huge 2-1 victory for the Seattle Sounders against Major League Soccer champions Atlanta United.

The Caltex Socceroos left-back’s side opened the scoring at CenturyLink Field when Peruvian designated player Raul Ruidiaz netted a sensational strike on 58 minutes.

That advantage was cancelled out by Venezuelan international striker Josef Martinez only seven minutes later.

Midfielder Harry Shipp capped a whirlwind 13-minutes when he restored the Sounders lead on 71 minutes to clinch all three points.

Seattle remain second in the Western Conference while Frank de Boer’s Atlanta slip to fourth in the East.