Americans Abroad: Saturday Rewind

Timmy Chandler Eintracht Frankfurt 34

Saturday was an eventful day for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Leading the charge was U.S. Men’s National Team fullback Timmy Chandler, who had a standout performance in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich. After proving consistent presence throughout the match, Chandler fed Marco Fabian for the equalizing goal, helping earn his side a tie with the league’s best team.

Reading’s Danny Williams and Hearts’ Bjorn Johnsen both provided goals for their respective sides. The former’s finish earned Reading a 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers, while the latter scored the second of two Hearts goals in a 2-0 win over Dundee.

Elsewhere, Matt Miazga made his first Vitesse start in a thrilling draw, while DeAndre Yedlin played in the midfield in a substitute appearance for Newcastle.

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

Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Bournemouth’s 6-1 win over Hull City.

Gedion Zelalem did not dress in Arsenal’s 3-2 win over Bob Bradley’s Swansea City.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes while Lynden Gooch dressed but did not play in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss to Stoke City,

Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with West Brom.

Fabian Johnson started and played 87 minutes while Bobby Wood entered as a 77th minute substitute in Hamburg’s 1-1 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Timmy Chandler played 90 minutes and provided an ASSIST while Julian Green dressed but did not play in Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Alfredo Morales entered as a 75th minute substitute in Ingolstadt’s 2-1 loss toCologne.

Aron Johannsson dressed but did not play in Werder Bremen’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Edgar Castillo did not dress in Monterrey’s 4-1 win over Chiapas.

Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes while Luis Gil did not dress in Queretaro’s 2-1 loss to Atlas.

Jose Torres started and played 63 minutes while Luis Silva did not dress in Tigres’s 2-0 loss to Necaxa.

Omar Gonzalez started and played 66 minutes while Jorge Villafana did not dress in Pachuca’s 3-0 win over Santos Laguna.

Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes while John Requejo dressed but did not play in Tijuana’s 1-0 loss to Club America. Ventura Alvarado, Paul Arriola, Amando Moreno, and Alejandro Guido did not dress.

Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in and Fulham’s 4-2 win over Barnsley.

DeAndre Yedlin entered as a 72nd minute substitute in Newcastle’s 3-1 win over Brentford.

Danny Williams played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Reading’s 1-1 tie with Queens Park Rangers.

Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 3-0 win over Go Ahead Eagles.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse’s 2-2 draw with AZ Alkmaar.

Desevio Payne did not dress in Groningen’s 3-0 loss to Heerenveen.

Perry Kitchen started and played 90 minutes while Bjorn Johnsen entered in the 73rd minute and scored a GOAL in Hearts 2-0 win over Dundee.

Duane Holmes started and played 61 minutes in Scunthorpe United’s 2-1 win over MK Dons.

Gboly Ariyibi started and played 90 minutes in Chesterfield’s 1-0 loss to Southend United.

    • LouisZ

      I’m sure you are kidding but the question is will Beckerman, Wondo be called for such an important game?


      • Lost in Space

        Unfortunately Wondo will Definitely be called in for the November Qualifiers. JK loves him for some reason, and he’ll be available since the Quakes aren’t in the MLS playoffs.
        Beckerman has a 50/50 chance at this point. Another JK favorite even though Williams and others are better options.


      • johnnyrazor

        Williams is much more Jones than Beckerman. The reason Beckerman gets caps is because if he is on the pitch everyone can count on him being directly in front of the back line. Williams and Jones like to get forward and be involved offensively. People assume because they are physical and known to put in a hard challenge that they are much more a #8 than a #6. This is why both haven’t teamed well with Bradley who is more a reserved #8 than a traditional #6.


  • Lost in Space

    Chandler played exceptionally well against Bayern yesterday. He was a threat coming out of the back, had a number of good crosses, hit the post on a shot, and had an assist (even if it was an attempted shot). Defensively he was well positioned and made some key interceptions. If Yedlin doesn’t start sorting out his play with Newcastle soon we really need to consider Chandler at RB in November. He may not be as fast as Yedlin, but his positional play is has been better.


  • bizzy




    ——————-D. WILLIAMS—————





    • Lost in Space

      Not happening. There is no question that RM is going to be Bedoya if he’s healthy with Gooch looking to be the backup. The question is going to be if Yedlin or Chandler is going to be the RB. After watching Yedlin & Chandler play recently at both club & international level I think Chandler is in better form and should be starting.


    • fast right leg

      I do not trust Chandler at the international level. I don’t care what kind of form he is on for club. He has always been streaky. You can’t afford streaky in high stakes international games. You need consistency. It’s amazing that we still haven’t found a consistent RB since Cherundolo retired (and let’s not speak of the shadowy boneyard that is the LB spot).

      I would prefer a 4-3-3 with Wood or Morris up top flanked by Green and Pulisic free to switch sides or drift in and out with the center forward (no Jozy; we need the better work rate). Park one deep midfielder, Beckerman or Kitchen whoever earns it in the camp, ahead of the back 4, let’s say Fabs-Brooks-Cameron-Yedlin/Chandler (not thrilled by either option but either would be better than Orozco). I’d be open to throwing Cameron in the mix for that #6 if another CB really steps up behind him and give Bradley and Kljestan freedom roam ahead and link up with the flanks or sneak a pass up top. I’d love to see Gooch given a shot instead of Bradley, but I think we all sense that Bradley is the safer option for the coach (and Kljestan is on form and looks to have taken Nagbe’s spot in the midfield pool). If we can’t hold possession it may play like a 4-5-1 with Pulisic and Green doing a lot of defensive work. If that happens, maybe one comes out for someone less creative and the other makes way for a second forward (since we know Jozy and Wondo will be there).


      • johnnyrazor

        Yes, I would imagine Jozy our player with the most active all-time goals (until Clint returns), most goals this year, most qualifying goals in Nat history, and highest scoring rate for an American in MLS this season will be on the roster. But if you want to start Morris who has only scored 1 international goal and that was eighteen months ago sure why not. Wood would be a fair argument, but you lost all credibility when you said start Morris.


  • bizzy

    Hmmm……is Gboly Ariyibi a kind of “Gyasi Zardes”?

    I wonder if he has a high work rate….


    • johnnyrazor

      The thing about Ariyibi is its hard to evaluate him playing the 3rd division of English football. If he is really fantastic it would stand to reason a bigger fish would have made a worthwhile offer, however, most of the rumors that were said were just better 3rd division sides.


      • bizzy

        In all fairness it’s not like he hasn’t had interest from higher level teams.

        Chesterfield (21st League one) reject £800,000 Brentford (9th Championship) bid for Gboly Ariyibi – Aug 30, 2016

        Barnsley (11th Championship) preparing third bid for Chesterfield star Gboly Ariyibi – Aug 22, 2016

        “Chesterfield to lose star winger Gboly Ariyibi, Rangers among clubs keen” – Aug 3, 2016

        So lets see what happens


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