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Americans Abroad Sunday Rewind: Chandler, Boyd, Wagner and more

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Timmy Chandler emerged victorious in a clash of Americans, but the real highlight of Sunday’s action was the sideline dismissal of an American manager.

David Wagner was sent off in stoppage time of Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 win over Leeds United. The former U.S. Men’s National Team forward clashed with Leeds manager Garry Monk in the game’s final moments after celebrating what turned out to be the winning goal, prompting players from both sides to get involved before both managers were sent to the stands.

In Germany, Chandler and Terrence Boyd went head-to-head, and it was Chandler that came out on top of a 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt win. Aron Johannsson also saw the field in Bundesliga action but his substitute appearance wasn’t enough to lift Werder Bremen in a loss to Augsburg.

Elsewhere, Omar Gonzalez and Ventura Alvarado settled for draws in Liga MX action.

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

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Aron Johannsson entered as a 66th minute substitute in Werder Bremen’s 3-2 loss to Augsburg.

Terrence Boyd started and played 69 minutes while Timmy Chandler started and played all 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 win over Darmstadt.

Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 1-1 draw with Pumas.

Ventura Alvarado dressed but did not play in Santos Laguna’s 1-1 draw with Chivas de Guadalajara.

David Wagner was sent to the stands in the waning moments of Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 win over Leeds United.

Ethan Horvath dressed but did not play in Club Brugge’s 1-0 win over Royal Charleroi.

Caleb Stanko did not dress in FC Vaduz’s 1-1 draw with St. Gallen.

Russell Canouse dressed but did not play in Vfl Bochum’s 1-1 draw with Kahrlsruher.

5 comments
  • Jesse

    I don’t know what the rules are on celebrating, I think Wagner probably broke some rules there. With that said, the other manager came and checked him. Creating a physical confrontation… at the very least should see him suspended as well. You can say what you want about poor form in celebration, but no manager should ever be allowed to start a physical fight.

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  • Cj

    I have a feeling he will be in EPL or Bundesliga next year. If successful will make more money in Europe than as USMNT coach.

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    • Ronniet

      i agree, although when it comes to managing a national team alot of it is about pride and nationalism, money aside! Wagner is most definitely turning heads and he has his team playing attractive soccer, i could absolutely see Gulati reaching out to him after the WC, at which time Wagner would have another year of managing experience(hopefully in the Prem or Bundesliga)under his belt and possibly more ready to manage a national team.

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