Americans Abroad: Friday Rewind


In a clash of recent U.S. Men’s National Team contributors, Timmy Chandler emerged on top.

Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt cruised past Bobby Wood’s Hamburg, 3-0, to temporarily leap into fourth place in the Bundesliga. Chandler, who has recently reportedly drawn interest from Roma, played all 90 minutes for Frankfurt, who benefitted heavily from a Dennis Diekmeier red card in the 57th minute. At the time, Hamburg was behind 1-0 due to an own goal, but Shani Tarashaj and Haris Seferovic came swiftly following Diekmeier’s dismissal, earning Chandler and co. the points.

Jonathan Spector and Jerome Kiesewetter were not so lucky. Like Chandler, Spector played all 90 minutes, but it came in a losing effort as Birmingham City fell, 2-0, to Burton Albion. Kieswetter was also on the losing end of a clean sheet, as he entered as a 35th minute injury substitute in a 4-0 defeat to Arminia Bielefeld.

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

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes while Bobby Wood entered as a 45th minute substitute in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-0 win over Hamburg

Paul Arriola dressed but did not play while Greg Garza, Michael Orozco, John Requejo, Amando Moreno, Alejandro Guido did not dress in Tijuana’s 2-0 win over Chiapas.

Jonathan Spector started 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 2-0 loss to Burton Albion.

Jerome Kiesewetter entered as a 35th minute substitute in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 4-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld.

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