Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

Americans Abroad

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Brek Shea Birmingham City (Getty Images)

By FRANCO PANIZO

Julian Green made his much-anticipated Bundesliga debut this weekend, but it surely did not go as well as he had planned.

Green saw time in Germany’s top tier for the first time in his career, getting the nod in Hamburg’s 2-0 defeat to Hannover 96 on Sunday. Unfortunately for the 19-year-old U.S. Men’s National Team attacker, his Hamburg debut last only until halftime. Green likely won’t be too discouraged by that given that the game was his first at the club level in almost a year, but it reinforced the notion that he has plenty to work on this season.

Brek Shea enjoyed a more positive debut for his new team, as he started and assisted on the opener in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw vs. Leeds United on Saturday. Shea set up his club’s goal late in the first half with a pass from the left, and he went on to play until the 67th minute before making way for a teammate. It was not a perfect first game for Shea, but it was something for the winger to build on as he tries to settle into his new surroundings.

Two Americans found the back of the net, and both of them did so on Sunday. Wooten scored a late game-winner for SV Sandhausen in their 1-0 triumph over SpVgg Greuther Furth, and Jacobson gave New York City FC fans something to smile about as he netted the second of Stabaek’s three goals in a 3-2 win vs. IK Start.

Here is how the Americans Abroad performed this weekend:

ENGLAND

Premiership

  • Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes, and made one save in Everton’s 2-0 win vs. West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
  • Jozy Altidore dressed but did not play in Sunderland’s 2-2 draw vs. Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
  • Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Aston Villa’s 1-0 win vs. Liverpool on Saturday.
  • Brad Friedel did not dress in Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw vs. Sunderland on Sunday.
  • Geoff Cameron did not dress in Stoke City’s 1-0 loss vs. Leicester City on Saturday. He is recovering from an abdominal injury.
  • Cody Cropper did not dress in Southampton’s 4-0 win vs. Newcastle United on Saturday.

Championship

  • Brek Shea started, played 67 minutes and had an ASSIST in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw vs. Leeds United on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Spector came off the bench and played 11 minutes for Birmingham City.
  • Will Packwood did not dress for Birmingham City.
  • Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Bolton Wanderers’ 0-0 draw vs. Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
  • Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw vs. Derby County on Sunday.
  • Danny Williams did not dress in Reading’s 3-0 win vs. Fulham on Saturday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Emerson Hyndman started, played 45 minutes and received a yellow card in Fulham’s 3-0 loss vs. Reading on Saturday.
  • Zak Whitbread dressed but did not play in Derby County’s 1-1 draw vs. Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

GERMANY

Bundesliga

  • Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Moenchengladbach’s 4-1 win vs. Schalke 04 on Saturday.
  • John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 3-1 loss vs. Mainz 05 on Saturday.
  • Timmy Chandler dressed but did not play in Eintracht Franfkurt’s 1-0 loss vs. FC Augsburg on Sunday.
  • David Yelldell did not dress in Bayer Leverkusen’s 3-3 draw vs. Werder Bremen on Friday.
  • Julian Green started and played 45 minutes in Hamburg SV’s 2-0 loss vs. Hannover 96 on Sunday.
  • Joe Gyau dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-1 win vs. SC Freiburg on Saturday.

2. Bundesliga

  • Alfredo Morales started, played 90 minutes before being subbed off in stoppage time and received a yellow card in FC Ingolstadt 04’s 4-1 win vs. VfR Aalen on Friday.
  • Terrence Boyd did not dress in RB Leipzig’s 3-1 win vs. TSV Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Bobby Wood dressed but did not play in TSV 1860 Munich’s 2-1 win vs. St Pauli on Sunday.
  • Andrew Wooten started, played 90 minutes before being subbed off and scored a GOAL in SV Sandhausen’s 1-0 win vs. SpVgg Greuther Furth on Sunday.

FRANCE

  • Alejandro Bedoya started and played 66 minutes in FC Nantes’ 2-0 loss vs. Lille on Sunday.

NETHERLANDS

  • Aron Johannsson did not dress in AZ Alkmaar’s 1-0 loss vs. SC Heerenveen on Saturday. He is recovering from an ankle injury.
  • Rubio Rubin started and played 90 minutes in FC Utrecht’s 0-0 draw vs. ADO Den Haag on Sunday.

BELGIUM

  • Sacha Kljestan dressed but did not play in RSC Anderlecht’s 2-2 draw vs. Lierse SK on Saturday.

AUSTRIA

  • Conor O’Brien and FC Magna Wiener Neustadt’s match vs. Rapid Vienna on Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather.

NORWAY

  • Mix Diskerud started and played 90 minutes in Rosenborg BK’s 3-1 win vs. FK Bodo/Glimt on Friday.
  • Andrew Jacobson started, played 90 minutes, scored a GOAL and received a yellow card in Stabaek IF’s 3-2 win vs. IK Start on Sunday.
  • Michael Stephens started and played 75 minutes for Stabaek IF.
  • Ethan Horvath did not dress in Molde FK’s 3-2 win vs. Lillestrom on Sunday.
  • Josh Gatt did not dress for Molde FK. He is recovering from a knee injury.
  • Zarek Valentin did not dress in FK Bodo/Glimt’s 3-1 loss vs. Rosenborg BK on Friday. He is recovering from an Achilles injury.
  • Jeb Brovsky dressed but did not play in Stromsgodset’s 4-1 loss vs. Brann on Saturday.

SERBIA

  • Freddy Adu did not dress in FK Jagodina’s 2-0 loss vs. Spartak Subotica on Sunday.

MEXICO

  • Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in Puebla’s 1-1 draw vs. Queretaro on Friday.
  • Edgar Castillo started and played 90 minutes in Atlas’ 1-1 draw vs. Veracruz on Friday.
  • Jose Torres came off the bench and played 34 minutes in Tigres UANL’s 2-2 draw vs. Pumas UNAM on Sunday.
  • Herculez Gomez dressed but did not play for Tigres UANL.
  • Ventura Alvarado did not dress in Club America’s 0-0 draw vs. Universidad de Guadalajara on Saturday.
  • Jonathan Bornstein did not dress in Queretaro’s 1-1 draw vs. Puebla on Friday.
  • Joe Corona started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 1-1 draw vs. Pachuca on Saturday.
  • Greg Garza started and played 90 minutes for Club Tijuana.
  • Paul Arriola did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Alejandro Guido did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Amando Moreno did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Fernando Arce Jr did not dress for Club Tijuana.
  • Joaquin Alonso Hernandez did not dress in Monterrey’s match vs. Chivas de Guadalajara on Saturday that was suspended due to inclement weather.
  • Gabriel Farfan did not dress in Jaguares de Chiapas’ 0-0 draw vs. Morelia on Saturday.

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What do you think of these performances? Which aspects of Green’s game most need work? Who will have a bigger season with their new club, Shea or Green?

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