While Cameron Carter-Vickers impressed in his first team debut, it was a more experienced U.S. Men’s National Team star that provided the biggest contribution on Wednesday afternoon.
Fabian Johnson scored an equalizing goal in the 84th minute, leading Borussia Monchengladbach in a 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig with the team’s first shot on target. After receiving the ball in space on the right-hand side, Johnson darted towards goal before zipping past his defender with a cut inside. The USMNT star then curled a shot into the far corner, earning his side a hard-fought point against one of the Bundesliga’s upstart teams.
Carter-Vickers’ performance was a bit more comfortable, as Tottenham cruised to a 5-0 win over an over-matched Gillingham. Starting in the heart of defense alongside Kevin Wimmer, the 18-year-old centerback was collected throughout in maintaining a clean sheet. His best moment, though, nearly came on the attacking end, as the defender saw a header inch just wide of the post for what was almost a debut goal.
Elsewhere, Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre earned time as Fulham suffered elimination, while Lynden Gooch earned yet another look for Sunderland.
Here’s a closer look at Wednesday’s Americans Abroad action:
ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes while Luca de la Torre entered as a 69th minute substitute in Fulham’s 2-1 loss to Bristol City.
Lynden Gooch started and played 69 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.
Cameron Carter-Vickers started and played 90 minutes in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Gillingham
Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes Stoke City’s 2-1 loss to Hull City.
Julian Green and John Brooks did not dress for Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over Hertha Berlin. (Brooks missed out due to a muscle injury.)
Fabian Johnson played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-1 tie with RB Leipzig. Terrence Boyd did not dress
Aron Johannsson did not dress for Werder Bremen’s 2-1 loss to Mainz. (Johannsson missed out due to suspension.)
A.J. Soares did not dress in AGF Aarhus’ 1-1 tie with FC Midtjylland.
SWISS SUPER LEAGUE
Caleb Stanko started and played 64 minutes in FC Vaduz’s 1-1 tie with Young Boys.
William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes while Miguel Ibarra dressed but did not play in Leon’s 0-0 draw with Chiapas.
Edgar Castillo did not dress while Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Monterrey’s 5-2 win over Santos Laguna.
Michael Orozco and Luis Gil started and played 90 minutes, while Paul Arriola and Jonathan Bornstein entered as substitutes in Tinjuana’s 2-1 win over Queretaro. Greg Garza, John Requejo, Amando Moreno, and Alejandro Guido did not dress.