Many Americans Abroad were in action on Friday, and one U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team midfielder made his Liga MX debut.
Luis Gil started in his first game for Queretaro since making the move to Liga MX from Real Salt Lake, and helped the team record a 3-0 victory, the team’s first of the Clausura campaign.
The 22-year-old came close to scoring the club’s second goal of the game after reading Dorados de Sinaloa’s back line before making a good run towards goal. A cross came to his feet near the six-yard box, but he whiffed the chance. Fortunately for he and Queretaro, teammate Yasser Corona was at the back post and smashed the ball in.
Jorge Villafana started for Santos Laguna once again in the evening’s other Liga MX matchup, playing all 90 minutes to help his club record a 3-1 win vs. Club Tijuana. Paul Arriola, 20, was the only American to play for Tijuana on the night, coming on as a late substitute.
Meanwhile, Desevio Payne saw some minutes for FC Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie. The appearance is just the 20-year-old left back’s third of the 2015-16 season.
Here’s how the Americans Abroad fared on Friday:
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Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes in Queretaro’s 3-0 win vs. Dorados de Sinaloa.
Luis Gil started and played 90 minutes in Queretaro’s 3-0 win vs. Dorados de Sinaloa.
Joe Corona dressed but did not play in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 3-0 loss vs. Queretaro.
Michael Orozco did not dress in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss vs. Santos Laguna.
Greg Garza did not dress in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss vs. Santos Laguna.
Paul Arriola came off the bench and played 12 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss vs. Santos Laguna.
Alejandro Guido did not dress in Club Tijuana’s 3-1 loss vs. Santos Laguna.
Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 3-1 win vs. Club Tijuana.
Desevio Payne came off the bench and played 45 minutes in FC Groningen’s 0-0 tie vs. NEC Nijmegen.
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