It was quite a weekend for the young Americans plying their trade in Europe, headlined by Christian Pulisic earning a surprise start for Borussia Dortmund.
The recent U.S. Men’s National Team debutant played 73 minutes on Sunday, as Dortmund drew 2-2 with Schalke 04. It was Pulisic’s second-ever start in the German Bundesliga, and the young attacking talent played a role in Shinji Kagawa’s opening goal for Dortmund.
In the 2. Bundesliga, Bobby Wood continued his sizzling club form by scoring a brace in FC Union Berlin’s match against SC Paderborn 07. Wood broke the American goal-scoring record in Germany’s top two tiers by striking twice in the first 15 minutes to put his season total at 16 goals.
Matt Miazga earned his second consecutive start for Chelsea, but was replaced by Kenedy at halftime after getting a yellow card in the first half. A poor defensive header from the former New York Red Bulls defender put the ball in the path of Gylfi Sigurdsson for Swansea City’s winning goal.
Saturday was a day to remember for birthday boy Emerson Hyndman, as the 20-year-old American midfielder played 90 minutes and scored the game-winner for Fulham in second-half stoppage time. The goal was Hyndman’s first for the senior team, and helped his side climb further away from the relegation zone in the English Championship.
Here’s how the Americans abroad fared this weekend:
Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes for Santos Laguna in a 2-0 win over Veracruz.
Sebastian Saucedo wasn’t in the squad for Veracruz.
Jonathan Bornstein was on the bench for Queretaro’s 0-0 draw with Toluca.
Luis Gil wasn’t in the squad for Queretaro.
Ventura Alvarado was on the bench for Club America’s 6-1 victory over Club Tijuana.
Paul Arriola started and played 90 minutes for Club Tijuana.
Michael Orozco, Greg Garza, and Alejandro Guido didn’t dress for Club Tijuana.
Edgar Castillo wasn’t in the squad for Monterrey’s 6-0 win over Chiapas.
Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes in Pachuca’s 2-1 win over Tigres.
Jose Torres didn’t make the squad for Tigres.
Joe Corona came off the bench and played 45 minutes in Dorados de Sinaloa’s 3-0 win over Cruz Azul
Sonny Guadarrama didn’t dress for Dorados de Sinaloa.
William Yarbrough, Miguel Ibarra and Club Leon play Pumas on Sunday night.
Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Molde’s 1-0 win vs. IK Start.
AJ Soares and Viking play Odds BK Sunday afternoon.
Cole Grossman didn’t dress for Staebek’s 2-1 win vs. Valerenga.
Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes and made one save in Aston Villa’s 2-1 loss vs. Bournemouth.
Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 4-1 loss vs. Liverpool.
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 2-0 loss vs. Leicester City.
Tim Howard dressed but did not play in Everton 1-1 loss vs. Watford.
Matt Miazga started, played 45 minutes, and received a YELLOW card in Chelsea’s 0-1 loss vs. Swansea City.
Duane Holmes did not dress in Huddersfield Town’s 2-2 draw vs. Hull City.
Eric Lichaj is suspended for Nottingham Forest’s match against Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday.
Emerson Hyndman started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Fulham’s 2-1 win vs. Cardiff City.
Tim Ream wasn’t in the squad for Fulham.
Cody Cropper started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Milton Keynes Dons’ 4-0 loss vs. Rotherham United.
Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 2-0 loss vs. Birmingham City.
Jonathan Spector was on the bench for Birmingham City.
Alfredo Morales dressed but did not play in FC Ingolstadt 04’s 1-0 win vs. Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Fabian Johnson started and played 78 minutes for Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Timmy Chandler started and played 90 minutes in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-0 loss to TSG Hoffenheim.
Russell Canouse did not dress for Hoffenheim.
Christian Pulisic started and played 73 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-2 draw vs. Schalke 04.
John Brooks did not dress in Hertha Berlin’s 2-2 draw vs. Hannover 96.
Caleb Stanko dressed but did not play in SC Freiburg’s 4/3 win vs. St. Pauli.
Andrew Wooten started and played 90 minutes in SV Sandhausen’s 4-1 loss vs. Arminia Bielefeld.
Bobby Wood started, played 90 minutes, and scored TWO GOALS in FC Union Berlin’s 4-0 win vs. SC Paderborn 07.
Shawn Barry started and played 90 minutes in FSV Frankfurt’s 4-1 loss vs. VfL Bochum.
Terrence Boyd and RB Leipzig play Fortuna on Monday.
Perry Kitchen started, played 90 minutes and received a YELLOW card in Hearts’ 2-1 win vs. Aberdeen.
Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 3-1 win vs. NEC Nijmegen.
Desevio Payne did not dress for FC Groningen’s 3-1 win vs. De Graafschap.
Alejandro Bedoya did not dress in FC Nantes’ 2-1 loss to Stade de Reims.