A pair of U.S. Men’s National Team defenders went head-to-head on Saturday, and it was John Brooks that came out on top.
Brooks started and played all 90 minutes in Saturday’s clash with Timmy Chandler’s Eintracht Frankfurt, maintaining a clean sheet on a 2-0 victory. Brooks and Christian Pulisic were the lone Americans to earn victories in Bundesliga play, as the young winger joined as a late substitute as Borussia Dortmund cruised past Freiburg.
Others, like Bobby Wood and Hamburg, weren’t so lucky. Fortunately for himself, Wood remained on the bench on Saturday as Bayern Munich ran up the score in an 8-0 win over Hamburg. Terrence Boyd’s Darmstadt also fell to defeat, further complicating their push back from relegation.
In Mexico, Omar Gonzalez helped lead Pachuca to a clean sheet while Jonathan Bornstein went the distance in a Queretaro win.
Elsewhere, DeAndre Yedlin helped Newcastle United earn a draw, Danny Williams’ Reading fell to a contender and Lynden Gooch was named to the bench for the first time in nearly a month.
Here’s a full look at Saturday’s Americans Abroad:
Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace.
Lynden Gooch dressed but did not play in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss to Everton.
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Newcastle United’s 1-1 draw with Bristol City.
David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town picked up a 1-1 draw with Barnsley.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 2-2 draw with Cardiff City.
Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 3-0 loss to Brighton.
Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic.
Gboly Ariyibi did not dress for Nottingham Forest.
Bobby Wood dressed but did not play in Hamburg’s 8-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
Christian Pulisic entered as an 82nd minute substitute in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Freiburg.
Terrence Boyd entered as a 46th minute substitute on Darmstadt’s 2-1 loss to Augbsurg.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Jerome Kiesewetter dressed but did not play in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 0-0 draw with Heidenheimer.
Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes on Queretaro’s 4-3 win over Pumas.
Luis Gil dressed but did not play for Queretaro.
William Yarbrough started and played 90 minutes in Leon’s 2-0 loss to Atlas.
Jose Torres dressed but did not play in Tigres’ 1-1 draw with Morelia.
Omar Gonzalez started and played 85 minutes in Pachuca’s 1-0 win over Veracruz.
Desevio Payne dressed but did not play in FC Groningen’s 3-2 loss to Utrecht.
SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE
Perry Kitchen dressed but did not play in Hearts’ 2-0 loss to Partick Thistle.
Bjorn Johnsen did not dress for Hearts.
SWISS SUPER LEAGUE
Caleb Stanko started and played 90 minutes in FC Vaduz’s 4-3 loss to FC Thun.