Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind


As players all over the world rejoined their clubs following the international break, four Americans sealed big returns with goal-scoring performances.

In the Bundesliga, both Aron Johannsson and Bobby Wood found the back of the net in losses. Johannsson’s tally came from the penalty spot, although it wasn’t enough to overcome Augsburg in a 2-1 loss. Wood fired Hamburg’s lone finish in a 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

Danny Williams and DeAndre Yedlin fired goals of their own in English League Championship play. Williams stepped up and buried a 95th-minute penalty to seal a win over Ipswich Town. Yedlin’s finish was also a late one, sealing a 2-0 win over Derby County.

Elsewhere, Josh Gatt made his long-awaited return to the field for Molde following several injury-plagued seasons. The winger entered as a 67th minute substitute in Molde’s 0-0 draw with Haugesund.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:



Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Bournemouth’s 1-0 loss to West Brom.

Gedion Zelalem did not dress for Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Southampton.

Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Middlesbrough’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

Geoff Cameron played 90 minutes in Stoke’s 4-0 loss to Tottenham. Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed, but did not play.

Lynden Gooch and Sunderland play vs. Everton on Monday.


Danny Williams scored a 95th-minute penalty kick GOAL to lead Reading to a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town. Andrija Novakovic did not dress.

Jonathan Spector played 90 minutes and got a yellow card in Birmingham City’s 1-0 win over Fulham. Tim Ream and Luca de la Torre did not dress.

DeAndre Yedlin entered as a 73rd minute substitute and scored A GOAL in Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Derby County.

Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes on Queretaro’s 4-1 loss to Pumas.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forests’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa.


Duane Holmes started and played 81 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 4-0 win over Southend United

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 90 minutes in Chesterfield’s 0-0 draw with Oldham Athletic



Bobby Wood scored a GOAL in Hamburg’s 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 win over Ingolstadt. Alfredo Morales played 58 minutes and picked up a yellow card.

Aron Johannsson played 69 minutes and scored a penalty kick GOAL in Werder Bremen’s 2-1 loss to Augsburg

Timmy Chandler played all 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to Darmstadt.

Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-0 loss to RB Leipzig. Terrence Boyd did not dress.

Fabian Johnson did not dress for Borussia Monchengladbach’s 3-1 loss to Freiburg

Julian Green dressed but did not play in Bayern Munich’s 2-0 win over Schalke


Jerome Kiesewetter entered as a 65th minute substitute in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-1 draw with SpVgg Greuther Furth

Andrew Wooten started and played 90 minutes in Sandhausen 2-0 win over Kaiserslautern

Russell Canouse started and played 90 minutes, drawing a yellow card in VFL Bochum’s 2-0 loss to Wurzburger Kickers

Jerome Kiesewetter entered as a 65th minute substitute in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-1 draw with SpVgg Greuther Furth

Fafa Picault did not dress for St. Pauli’s 2-1 win over Arminia Bielefeld



Omar Gonzalez played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 1-0 loss to Veracruz

Michael Orozco played 90 minutes while Paul Arriola entered as a 66th minute substitute in Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Monterrey. Edgar Castillo did not dress for Monterrey, while Greg Garza, John Requejo, Alejandro Guido and Amando Moreno did not dress for Tijuana.

 Jose Torres started and played 66 minutes while Luis Silva did not dress in Tigres 2-0 win over Morelia.

William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes while Miguel Ibarra did not dress in Leon’s 4-1 win over Atlas.

Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 2-1 loss to Necaxa.

Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 4-3 win over Cruz Azul.



Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 1-1 draw with PEC Zwolle.

Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Vitesse’s 1-0 loss to Ajax

Desevio Payne did not dress for FC Groningen’s 1-1 draw with Sparta Rotterdam



Perry Kitchen started and played 90 minutes in Hearts’ 3-1 win over Hamilton Academical



Cole Grossman started and played 90 minutes and earned a YELLOW CARD in Stabaek’s 2-0 loss to Rosenborg

Josh Gatt entered as a 67th-minute substitute in Molde’s 0-0 draw with Haugesund. Ethan Horvath did not dress



Theoson Siebatcheu started and played 73 minutes in Reims’s 2-0 win over Ajaccio



Caleb Stanko entered as a 61st minute substitute in FC Vaduz’s 5-0 loss to Lausanne Sports

    • johnnyrazor

      Almost all of those did not dress are guys who are injured, guys on the reserve or youth teams, or guys who made the trip from US due to international play. This early in the season some teams chose to rest them. Zelalem played for Aresenal’s U23 and Miazga played for Vitesse’s reserve side on Saturday to help acclimate him to the club.


      • johnnyrazor

        US Internationals on the U20 WC team that are currently in MLS

        Bradford Jamison LAG, did not dress
        Connor Donovan OCFC, did not dress
        Zack Steffan Col., did not dress
        Tommy Thompson SJ, dressed but did not play

        Jordan Allen RSL, started subbed off at half
        Marco Delgado subbed off after 77 minutes
        Kellyn Accosta FCD, played 90 minutes


  • Benjamin C.

    Not only was Kiesewetter cloned, but the coach put both in at the same time as a double switch. That has to be some kind of milestone.


  • Joe from Houston

    Even more of a milestone if the fact that Queretaro was admitted to the English Championship. Way to goy Bornstein!!


    • Beto

      that’s is going to be a lot of travel!

      i’m just so happy for Gatt, Johannsson as well as to see Bobby Wood adapting so well. Concerned about Guzan – if he doesn’t win that starting spot in the next month, Tim Howard should be the starter vs. Mexico and at Costa Rica.


  • ACS

    What about CCV dressing but not playing for Tottenham, he’s probably closer to playing then Zelalem


    • Vik

      He’s been on the bench for all there games so far I believe, I think he’ll be first CB off the bench if something happens. Excited to see him get some playing time this season.


  • Brian S.

    If there was ever a time to Dortmund could’ve use Pulisic’s spark off of the bench, it was Saturday. They had no life going forward and that is his specialty. Getting in against tired legs and adding some life to the attack. I really feel Tuchel missed the ball on that one because they were abysmal on the attacking half of the pitch.


    • johnnyrazor

      Gotze and Schurrle both look like they are not all that interested in being top players anymore. Gotze has never been a physical specimen, but he looks like his fitness might be questionable. After that match Saturday you have to question if BvB is having trouble meshing the old with the new.


    • johnnyrazor

      Started for Coventry’s U23 squad in a 7-2 loss to Charlton Althletic U23. According to Coventry City websites he was brought in as a developmental player with no plans to bring him to the main club anytime soon.


    • Lost in Space

      Really? Why the interest in a player who isn’t even with the 1st team of a club currently in the 3rd tier of the English League? I just can’t understand peoples desire to follow the happenings of someone at that level of play.


      • johnnyrazor

        Because it is constantly commented on here that League 1 is worse than MLS so people (usually Galaxy fans) assumed McBean would just walk right in to a starting spot or at least first team playing time. Similarly after Pulisic’s quick rise from U19s to first team action when Haji scored 3 goals in 4 games last year I think people thought he might get at least some preseason minutes with the first team.


    • johnnyrazor

      Nick just read McBean had a brace yesterday for the reserve side in a 5-1 win over Sheff.United U23s. Apparently, a lot of offense in the English U23 league last week 7-2 loss this week 5-1 win.


  • johnnyrazor

    Gary Page: Haji Wright scored a goal for Schalke U19 in 2-0 victory over B.Mochengladbach. Weston Mckinnie is also now playing for Schalke who is in first place in the West Division of Junior A Bundesliga.


  • Lost in Space

    Gooch starting today for Sunderland as the central attacking midfielder in a 4-2-3-1. Would love to see him get a shot at the October friendlies. I really believe that we could have a dangerous and dynamic team if things continue to develop the way things have been going…..

    We still need some help with the quality of our depth options (especially at fullback), but there are signs that we’ll have a very strong starting XI in the not to distant future.


  • Bryan

    Gooch may be starting for Sunderland but he hasn’t done much of anything with his time on the field. I’d slow your role on wanting to start him in such an important role for USMNT. In qualifier no less.


    • johnnyrazor

      Sunderland is so bad its hard to tell if he’s any good or not. Gooch was the internet sensation a few years ago and then kind of went away with some injuries and a trip to League 1, so I think people are just excited to see him or really anyone starting in an offensive role in EPL.


  • mike

    Andrija Novakovic needs a move asap. Every week he is not even dressing, if he is with the reserves, keep him off this list. It makes no sense.


    • johnnyrazor

      A lot of those did not dress guys are reserves or just dress in cup games. I’m sure they’ll weed them out as the year goes on. Of course someone might have said why is Gooch on the list he’s never played for Sunderland and then he’s started 5 games in a row.

      Novakovic did get a goal for the reserves yesterday.


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