Hamburg has struggled to score goals this season as the club has drifted down into the relegation zone, but Bobby Wood and co. were able to muster just enough to aid the team’s fight with a win over a fellow American star.
Wood and Hamburg slipped past John Brooks and Hertha Berlin on Sunday via a 1-0 scoreline. The win sees Hamburg move close to safety as the club currently sits 16th in the table, level on points with Wolfsburg for 15th.
Rubio Rubin earned his first minutes at Silkeborg IF, coming off the bench in a 2-0 win over Randers. The substitute appearance was Rubin’s first since joining the club from FC Utrecht during the January transfer window.
Elsewhere, Timmy Chandler and Eintracht Frankfurt couldn’t quite earn a point against Freiburg while youngsters Desevio Payne and Caleb Stanko earned late substitute appearances.
Here’s a closer look at Sunday’s Americans Abroad:
Cameron Carter-Vickers did not dress in Tottenham’s 3-2 win over Everton.
Lynden Gooch did not dress in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 loss to Freiburg.
Bobby Wood started and played 90 minutes in Hamburg’s 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes for Hertha Berlin.
Andrew Wooten did not dress in Sandhausen’s 2-2 draw with Heidenheimer.
Josh Perez did not dress in Fiorentina’s 0-0 draw with Atalanta.
Desevio Payne entered as an 89th minute substitute in FC Groningen’s 1-1 draw with Ajax.
DANISH SUPER LEAGUE
Rubio Rubin entered as a 78th minute substitute in Silkeborg IF’s 2-0 win over Randers.
SWISS SUPER LEAGUE
Caleb Stanko entered as an 80th minute substitute in FC Vaduz’s 1-1 draw with Basel.
Jose Torres did not dress in Tigres’ 2-0 loss to Puebla.
Ventura Alvarado and Jorge Villafana dressed but did not play in Santos Laguna’s 2-1 loss to Pumas.