Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Gatt, Wood, Pulisic and more


The weekend saw its share of ups and downs for the contingent of Americans Abroad.

Headlining the weekend was Josh Gatt, who scored his first goal since August 2012 in a Molde win. The winger showed his traditional burst of pace, even after all of the injuries, beating the entire backline before finishing one-on-one with the goalkeeper for a 10th minute goal.

On the other end of the spectrum, there was Bobby Wood, who earned a red card in Hamburg’s loss to Cologne. The dismissal came for an apparent elbow outside the box, a strike that the referee deemed worthy of a straight red card.

Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic made his return to the Borussia Dortmund starting lineup, playing all 90 minutes in a draw with Schalke, while Duane Holmes and Bjorn Johnsen joined Gatt on the scoresheet.

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


Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes while Fabian Johnson started and played 87 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 0-0 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Andrew Wooten did not dress for Sandhausen’s 1-0 loss to Arminia Bielefeld.


Lynden Gooch entered as an 84th minute substitute in Sunderland’s 4-1 loss to Arsenal. Gedion Zelalem did not dress.

Brad Guzan dressed but did not play while Emerson Hyndman did not dress in Middlesbrough’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth.

Cameron Carter-Vickers dressed but did not play in Tottenham’s 1-1 tie with Leicester City.

Julian Green did not dress for Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win over Augsburg.

Alfredo Morales did not dress for Ingolstadt’s 2-0 loss to Mainz.

Terrence Boyd did not dress for RB Leipzig’s 2-0 win over Darmstadt.

Aron Johannsson did not dress for Werder Bremen’s 3-1 loss to Freiburg.

Christian Pulisic started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 0-0 draw with Schalke.

Jonathan Bornstein did not dress while Luis Gil dressed but did not play in Queretaro’s 2-1 win over Chiapas.

Jose Torres, Luis Silva and Edgar Castillo did not dress for Monterrey’s 1-1 draw with Tigres.

Omar Gonzalez did not dress for Pachuca’s 3-2 win over Atlas.

Jorge Villafana and Ventura Alvarado did not dress for Club America’s 3-1 win over Santos Laguna.

Tim Ream entered as an 81st minute substitute in Fulham’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Preston North End.

Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest. Eric Lichaj also started and played 90 minutes.

Desevio Payne did not dress in FC Groningen’s 2-1 loss to Willem II.

Matt Miazga started and played 90 minutes in Vitesse’s 2-1 loss to PSV Eindhoven.

Perry Kitchen started and played 90 minutes in while Bjorn Johnsen scored a GOAL in  Hearts’ 3-3 draw with Inverness.

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

Duane Holmes played 90 minutes and scored A GOAL in Scunthorpe United’s 4-1 win over Swindon Town.

Jerome Kiesewetter started and played 89 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-0 win over Union Berlin.


John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 1-0 loss to Hoffenheim.

Bobby Wood started and earned a 58th minute RED CARD in Hamburg’s 3-0 defeat to Cologne.

Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes while Paul Arriola entered as a 81st minute substitute in Tijuana’s 1-0 win over Toluca. Greg Garza, John Requejo, Amando Moreno and Alejandro Guido did not dress.

William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes while Miguel Ibarra did not dress in Leon’s 2-2 draw with Puebla.

Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 1-1 draw with NEC Nijmegen

Caleb Stanko started and played 71 minutes in FC Vaduz’s 5-0 loss to Young Boys.

Russel Canouse started and played 90 minutes in VFL Bochum’s 2-1 win over Heidenheimer.

Josh Gattt scored a GOAL while Cole Grossman started and played 90 minutes in Molde’s 3-0 win over Stabaek. Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play.


  • Bryan

    Bobby has shown he can lose his cool for the USMNT as well. Hopefully he learns from that.


  • TheFrenchOne

    wow, what a ridiculous call. Unless a different angle shows there was more force to his elbow, that shouldn’t even be a yellow…


  • johnnyrazor

    Also, Joe Gyau got his first minutes back for Dortmund II during extra-time. Desavio Payne went 75 minutes with Groningen II (his first minutes back), Erik Palmer Brown went his second full match with Porto B following a foot injury.


  • johnnyrazor

    You can find Johnsen’s goal on youtube, it was very nicely struck and he figured on the second as well, Rherras sent in a ball from forty yards out and it was just over Bjorn’s head (he’s 6’5), but his jump distracted the keeper and the ball bounced inside the far post to tie the game.

    It might be time to take a national team look at this kid, before Norway swoops him up. Born in New York, grew up in North Carolina,so some people would find it ironic if he did choose to play for Norway due to his Norwegian father.


  • Benjamin C.

    Gatt is the Yanks Abroad feel good story of the year. Very happy to see him not only back, but making solid contributions for his club. Great perseverance from him to keep his career on track after some really disheartening injuries. Way to go, Josh!

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  • Jack

    I think Canouse starting at center midfield is the best news here. Hope he continues to progress and get minutes. With Jones and Beckerman are aging out, we need some D-mid depth.


  • Ronniet

    I noticed Gatt in a more advanced/Striker role which could end up being genius on the part of Solsjaer. Being up top will afford Gatt the advantage of using his speed(and yes, it’s still there)to run back lines crazy but more importantly, it could help keep him protected from getting fouled far less than he would as a wide midfielder. He seems to be a good finisher, per the video of this weekends goal, and i’m wondering if this could be something we see consistently going forward?!


  • johnnyrazor

    Does anyone else have this thought in the back of their mind now that Vilafana has been benched that JK will mysteriously call him up for the qualifiers?

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    • footydoc

      Ve bring him into team to give him ze confidence he needs to break through, to let him know vfe are here, vfe are vfatching and he can do it. 🙂


  • footydoc

    That was a pretty soft red card, IMO I would be OK with a yellow, and I understand elbow to the head/face is a straight red. I did not realize weak elbow to the gut is a straight red, too.


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