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Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Horvath, Wood, McKennie and more

Ethan Horvath and Club Brugge are bound for the Champions League, headlining the list of Americans Abroad that took the field as European leagues move towards a close.

The U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper made his fourth consecutive start on Sunday, helping lead Club Brugge to a 2-1 win over Gent. The win locks up the Belgian club’s spot in next season’s Champions League, where they will enter in the second qualifying round.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund also locked up their Champions League spot, while Bobby Wood and Hamburg sealed safety with one final win. Facing fellow relegation candidates Wolfsburg, Hamburg earned a late victory on Sunday, keeping them out of the relegation playoff.

Elsewhere, Weston McKennie made his highly-anticipated Schalke debut, Geoff Cameron and Stoke City ended the season on a high and Julian Green’s Stuttgart locked up the 2. Bundesliga title and a spot in the German top flight. Paul Arriola, Joe Corona and Club Tijuana were less fortunate, as Xolos fell to Tigres in the Liga MX semifinal.

Here’s a closer look at this weekend’s Americans Abroad:

ENGLAND

PREMIER LEAGUE

Lynden Gooch entered as a 62nd minute substitute in Sunderland’s 5-1 loss to Chelsea on Sunday.

Brad Guzan started and played 90 minutes in Middlesbrough’s 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Sunday.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-0 win over Southampton on Sunday.

GERMANY

BUNDESLIGA

Christian Pulisic entered as a 45th minute substitute in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Aron Johannsson did not dress for Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Fabian Johnson started and played 74 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 202 draw with Darmstadt on Saturday.

Terrence Boyd did not dress for Darmstadt on Saturday.

Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-2 draw with RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Weston McKennie entered as a 77th minute substitute in Schalke’s 1-1 draw with Ingolstadt on Saturday.

Haji Wright dressed but did not play for Schalke on Saturday.

Alfredo Morales entered as an 89th minute substitute for Ingolstadt on Saturday.

Bobby Wood started and played 90 minutes in Hamburg’s 2-1 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

John Brooks started and played 45 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 6-2 loss to  Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

2. BUNDESLIGA

Jerome Kieswetter started and played 90 minutes in Fortuna Dusseldorf’s 1-0 win over FC Erzgebirge Aue on Sunday.

Julian Green dressed but did not play in Stuttgart’s 4-1 win over Wurzburger Kickers on Sunday.

Andrew Wooten did not dress in Sandhausen’s 1-1 draw with Hannover on Sunday.

Russell Canouse dressed but did not play in VfL Bochum’s 3-1 loss to St. Pauli on Sunday.

MEXICO

LIGA MX

Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-0 loss to Tigres on Sunday.

Paul Arriola  entered as a 71st minute substitute for Club Tijuana on Sunday.

John Requejo dressed but did not play for Club Tijuana on Sunday

Michael Orozco, Amando Morenao and Alejandro Guido did not dress for Club Tijuana on Sunday.

Jose Torres did not dress for Tigres on Sunday.

ITALY

SERIE A

Josh Perez did not dress in Fiorentina’s 4-1 loss to Napoli on Saturday.

DENMARK

SAS-LIGAEN

Steve Clark started and played 90 minutes in AC Horsens’ 1-1 draw with Esbjerg FB on Saturday.

SWITZERLAND

SWISS SUPER LEAGUE

Caleb Stanko started and played 45 minutes in FC Vaduz’s 2-1 loss to FC Lugano on Saturday.

SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Perry Kitchen dressed but did not play in Hearts’ 2-0 loss to Celtic on Sunday

Bjorn Johnsen started and played 90 minutes for Hearts on Sunday.

BELGIUM

BELGIAN JULIPER LEAGUE

Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Club Brugge’s 2-1 win over Gent on Sunday.

NETHERLANDS

EERSTE DIVISIE

Shane O’Neill started and played 90 minutes in NAC Breda’s 2-1 win over FC Volendam on Sunday.

7 comments
  • Josh D

    A decent season for Yanks Abroad, though a few worries for players:

    1. Kitchen – went from captain to the bench
    2. Green – never stepped up, will find it harder to do so next season
    3. Aron – never got his starting role back. going to a new club this summer
    4. Boyd – earned a starting role then fell off the map. going to a new club this summer
    5. Zalelem – failed to standout in a poor league while on loan

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    • Lost in Space

      Green was a mid-season transfer for a team that was targeted to be promoted. This pre-season is going to be the make/brake for him Stuttgart. A strong pre-season could see him in the starting XI or at least a significant contributor off the bench. A poor pre-season could see him searching for a loan deal again.
      Boyd & ArJo were always going to be in difficult spots. Their track record with injuries and the team’s poor performances was going to make it difficult to get much PT. Hopefully they can either find new clubs or make real contributions in the new season.
      Kitchen & Zelalem are the 2 that were most concerning to me. You rarely see a player get promoted to Captain than shortly thereafter benched unless there was some kind of injury. Zelalem’s limited PT after a semi productive loan last year is very disappointing. He needs to look for a new home…not a loan….somewhere he can get consistent minutes. At this point if he needs to go to the Championship or B2 he should.

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      • Johnnyrazor

        With Kitchen remember he joined Hearts last January and then when directly to NT at the end of the season for Copa training then right after the Copa, Hearts began Europa League qualifying rounds. Scotland places the top 6 in the Championship round Kitchen moved to the bench around the same time Hearts was eliminated from European competition for next year. Might be something or it might just be resting the legs of your captain who had been going nonstop for 16 straight months when the games meant nothing.

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  • Johnnyrazor

    Meanwhile in Sweden, Mix got his 2nd assist of the season for Goteborg in a 4-0 win against Sundsvall, and Romain Gall made his second straight start and eighth appearance for Sundsvall.

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  • johnnyrazor

    Also, 2015 U20 World Cup player Maki Tall made his debut for Tours first team in Ligue2 and scored on his first touch in the 60th minute. I couldn’t find any reference to where Tall was last season, but he scored 10 goals for Tours II in the CF2 (5th Division of France) this season. French 5th division, Rubin in Denmark and Zelalem in Dutch 2 don’t seem so bad now do they.

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