While a group of Americans returned to the field as Liga MX began the Clausura campaign, one young American made his first appearance in months in a losing effort.
Emerson Hyndman joined the Bournemouth lineup for the first time since September on Saturday in FA Cup action, but the American midfielder could do little to help the Cherries avoid a lopsided defeat to League One side Millwall. Danny Williams was also on the wrong side of a bad defeat, as Reading fell to Wayne Rooney and Manchester United, 4-0.
Mexican action was headlined by the Tijuana return of Joe Corona, who returned to the field with Xolos after spending last season on loan with Dorados. He was joined on the field by regulars Michael Orozco and Paul Arriola, but Tijuana could not put one past Morelia in a 2-0 defeat.
Elsewhere, Jonathan Spector injury marred a clash with DeAndre Yedlin’s Newcastle while David Wagner and Huddersfield Town cruised to an FA Cup win.
Here’s a closer look at Saturday’s Americans Abroad:
Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 4-0 loss to Manchester United.
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes while Jonathan Spector was removed after 44 minutes due to injury in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
David Wagner and Huddersfield Town cruised to a 4-0 win over Port Vale.
Emerson Hyndman started and played 56 minutes in Bournemouth’s 3-0 loss to Millwall.
Lynden Gooch did not dress in Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Burnley. (Gooch is injured)
Geoff Cameron did not dress in Stoke City’s 2-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Cameron is injured)
Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 loss to Wigan Athletic.
Gedion Zelalem did not dress in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Preston North End.
Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes while Joe Corona entered as a 56th minute substitute in Tijuana’s 2-0 loss to Morelia. Paul Arriola started and played 45 minutes while Amando Moreno dressed but did not play. John Requejo and Alejandro Guido did not dress.
Jose Torres started and played 62 minutes while Luis Silva and Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Santos Laguna’s 0-0 draw with Tigres. Jorge Villafana dressed but did not play.
William Yarbrough and Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 4-2 win over Leon.
Gboly Ariyibi entered as a 63rd minute substitute in Chesterfield’s 2-0 loss to Bradford City.
Duane Holmes entered as an 88th minute substitute in Scunthorpe United’s 3-2 win over Bury.