One American helped his side seal a spot in the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla, while another’s strong defensive performance wasn’t enough to see his team advance.
Ventura Alvarado and Club America slipped past Chivas de Guadalajara, 1-0, on Sunday, sealing a 2-1 aggregate win and a spot in the semifinal round. Alvarado is one of several Americans in the hunt for the league crown, joining Leon’s William Yarbrough and Miguel Ibarra as well as Tigres’ Luis Silva and Jose Torres in the semifinal round.
Omar Gonzalez, meanwhile, will miss out, as Pachuca settled for a 0-0 draw with underdog Necaxa. The tie sends the reigning champions home due to a 2-1 first leg loss.
Elsewhere, John Brooks put in another solid shift in a win, helping Hertha Berlin top Mainz.
Here’s a closer look at Sunday’s Americans Abroad:
Geoff Cameron did not dress for Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Watford.
Emerson Hyndman and Gedion Zelalem did not dress for Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 win over Mainz.
Ventura Alvarado started and played 83 minutes in Club America’s 1-0 win over Chivas de Guadalajara.
Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 0-0 draw with Necaxa.
Rubin Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 3-3 draw with Feyenoord.
Caleb Stanko dressed but did not play in FC Vaduz’s 5-1 win over AC Lugano.
Andrew Wooten started and played 90 minutes SV Sandhausen’s 1-0 loss to Union Berlin.