Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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photo by Michael Janosz/ISIphotos.com

By FRANCO PANIZO

U.S. U-20 men's national team winger Josh Gatt won't soon forget what he just did.

Gatt scored his first league goal for Molde FK as he hit the winner in a 2-1 victory over Valerenga. Gatt collected a pass on the right flank and took advantage of the space in front of him, dribbling to the penalty area, nutmegging a defender and hitting a shot that went through another defender's legs before finding the back of the net.

Brad Rusin also netted on a weekend that saw five Americans Abroad score. Rusin, a defender who last played for the Carolina RailHawks, finished after dribbling by multiple opponents on a play that began with him collecting the ball in his own half. The goal was a sight of beauty but Rusin and his club, HB Koge, lost 3-1 to Lyngby.

Matt Taylor was the lone American to score multiple goals, netting a hat-trick in SC Paderborn's 10-0 thrashing of Ahlen in the first round of the DFB Pokal. Taylor started and went the distance in the game.

It wasn't all about the goal scorers, though. DaMarcus Beasley and Timmy Chandler each had an assist in their club's respective matches. Beasley's assist was his first with Puebla.

Here is how the Americans Abroad did this weekend:

SCOTLAND

  • Maurice Edu started and played 83 minutes in Rangers FC's 2-0 win vs. St Johnstone on Saturday.
  • Dominic Cervi and Celtic FC's match vs. Dunfermline Athletic on Saturday was postponed.

GERMANY

Bundesliga

  • Jermaine Jones came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Schalke 04's 11-1 win vs. FC Teningen in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Sunday.
  • Michael Bradley did not dress in Borussia Moenchengladbach's 3-1 win vs. SSV Jahn Regensburg in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Friday.
  • Steve Cherundolo came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Hannover 96's 6-0 win vs. FC Anker Wismar in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Sunday.
  • Timmy Chandler started, played 90 minutes and had an ASSIST in FC Nurnberg's 5-1 win vs. Arminia Bielefeld in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Saturday.

 

  • David Yelldell started, played 90 minutes and made 1 save in Bayer Leverkusen's 4-3 loss vs. Dynamo Dresden in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Saturday.
  • Alfredo Morales came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Hertha Berlin's 4-0 win vs. ZFC Meuselwitz in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Sunday.
  • Daniel Williams did not dress in SC Freiburg's 3-2 loss vs. SpVgg Unterhaching in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Sunday.

Bundesliga 2 

  • Ricardo Clark dressed but did not play Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-0 win vs. Hallescher FC in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Saturday.
  • Luis Robles dressed but did not play in Karlsruher SC's 3-1 win vs. Alemannia Aachen on Sunday.
  • Edson Buddle came off the bench and played 3 minutes in FC Ingolstadt 04's 4-1 win vs. FC Oberneula in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Sunday.
  • Bobby Wood dressed but did not play in TSV 1860 Munich's 3-2 win vs. VfL Osnabruck in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Friday.
  • Matt Taylor started, played 90 minutes and scored THREE GOALS in SC Paderborn 07's 10-0 win vs. Ahlen in the first round of the DFB Pokal on Saturday.

 

RUSSIA

  • Eugene Starikov started and played 45 minutes in FC Tom Tomsk's 1-0 loss vs. Terek Grozny on Saturday.

BELGIUM

  • Sacha Kljestan dressed but did not play in RSC Anderlecht's 2-1 loss vs. OH Leuven on Friday.

DENMARK

  • Michael Parkhurst started and played 90 minutes in FC Nordsjaelland's 2-0 loss vs. FC Copenhagen on Saturday.
  • Marcus Tracy and Aalborg BK play FC Midtjylland on Monday.
  • Chris Rolfe and Aalborg BK play FC Midtjylland on Monday.
  • Clarence Goodson did not dress in Brondby IF's 4-1 loss vs. Horsens on Sunday. He was out with an illness.
  • Brad Rusin started, played 90 minutes, received a yellow card and scored a GOAL in HB Koge's 3-1 loss vs. Lyngby on Sunday.

 

SWEDEN

  • Alejandro Bedoya started, played 90 minutes and received a yellow card in Orebro SK's 1-0 win vs. Gefle IF on Sunday.
  • Ryan Miller and Halmstads BK play GAIS on Monday.
  • Samuel Petrone and Mjallby AIF play Kalmar FF on Monday.

 NORWAY

  • Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Stabaek IF's 4-1 win vs. IK Start on Sunday.
  • Josh Gatt started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Molde FK's 2-1 win vs. Valerenga on Saturday.

 

  • Sean Cunningham dressed but did not play for Molde FK.

MEXICO

  • Jose Torres came off the bench and played 8 minutes in Pachuca's 2-2 draw vs. Puebla on Sunday.
  • Herculez Gomez came off the bench, played 45 minutes and scored a GOAL in Estudiantes Tecos' 2-1 loss vs. San Luis on Saturday.

 

  • Edgar Castillo dressed but did not play in Club America's 1-1 draw vs. Toluca on Sunday.
  • Sonny Guadarrama did not dress in Atlante's 3-0 loss vs. Santos Laguna on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress in Tigres UANL's 0-0 draw vs. Queretaro on Saturday.
  • DaMarcus Beasley started, played 90 minutes, received a yellow card and had an ASSIST in Puebla's 2-2 draw vs. Pachuca on Sunday.

 

  • Adrian Ruelas and Jaguares de Chiapas play Chivas de Guadalajara on Sunday evening.
  • Michael Orozco started, played 90 minutes and received a red card in San Luis' 2-1 win vs. Estudiantes Tecos on Saturday.
  • Joe Corona started, played 55 minutes and scored a GOAL in Club Tijuana's 4-2 loss vs. Monterrey on Saturday.

 

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What do you think of these performances? Which goal did you like the most? Think Klinsmann will give Gatt a look in one of the upcoming friendlies?

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