Americans Abroad: Friday Rewind


A clash between two U.S. Men’s National Team stars took centerstage on Friday, but it was an American fullback that stole the show.

Erich Lichaj scored the first of  Nottingham Forest’s three goals, leading the Championship club to a 3-1 win over Birmingham City. The goal was Lichaj’s fourth career finish, and second since joining Nottingham Forest in 2013.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic and John Brooks went head to head as Borussia Dortmund tied Hertha Berlin, 1-1. Both USMNT stars went 90 minutes, as the two saw their sides reduced to 10 men in the final six minutes.

Elsewhere, Russel Canouse faced off with Andrew Wooten, while William Yarbrough returned to action with CLuc Leon following the international break.

Here’s a closer look at Friday’s Americans Abroad:

Christian Pulisic and John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin.

William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes while Miguel Ibarra did not dress in Club Leon’s 3-2 win over Veracruz.

Eric Lichaj scored a GOAL while Jonathan Spector did not dress in Nottingham Forest’s 3-1 win over Birmingham City.

A.J. Soares did not dress in AGF Aarhus’ 1-1 tie with AC Horsens.

Fafa Picault did not dress in St. Pauli’s 2-1 loss to Erzgebirge Aue.

Russel Canouse and  Andrew Wooten started and played 90 minutes in VFL Bochum’s 2-2 tie with Sandhausen.

  • ronniet

    That’s impressive from Lichaj, or any player for that matter! It’s still a mystery as to why he doesn’t get more looks from Jurgen, this will go a long ways to making future call ups more likely


    • Lost in Space

      Unfortunately I don’t think this will help him get any future call-ups. I’ve always thought Lichaj was a good defender….on par with Orozco at the very least….but for some reason JK doesn’t rate him.


  • onlyagame

    Curious why lihaj can get no love from Jurgun
    also why dont any reporters really delve into this? Juerguen himself preaches that he wants players to go to the grocery store and hear about their performance. So JK himself should also get the questions. or maybe we ask un the next facebook live


    • slowleftarm

      Or Villafana. Instead, he persists on playing Kellyn Acosta out of position at LB. But that’s JK.


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