Gedion Zelalem has returned to the news in shocking fashion this weekend, while Bobby Wood’s latest strike will surprise no one.
Zelalem played a role in Rangers FC’s Scottish Cup win over Celtic on Sunday. The young American attacker came off the bench and scored in the penalty shootout as Rangers earned a statement victory just a week after earning promotion to the Scottish top flight for next season.
Elsewhere in the United Kingdom, DeAndre Yedlin and Sunderland earned a much needed win over Norwich City as they continue to fight for survival in the English Premier League. Yedlin’s team is now just one point behind Norwich with a game in hand as the season enters its final stretch.
Christian Pulisic made the biggest headlines this weekend, scoring his first professional goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-0 win against Hamburg on Sunday.
Bobby Wood continued his fine club form with FC Union Berlin, scoring his 17th goal of the season against Heidenheimer SB on Sunday. Wood headed home the game-winner in the 27th minute to keep his stock rising as the transfer window approaches.
Meanwhile, John Brooks’ Hertha Berlin and Fabian Johnson’s Borussia Monchengladbach both took hits this weekend as they battle to finish in the German Bundesliga’s top four, losing to clubs near the bottom of the table in Germany.
Here’s how the Americans Abroad fared this weekend:
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-0 win over Norwich City.
Brad Guzan started, played 90 minutes, and made three saves in Aston Villa’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United.
Tim Howard dressed but did not play in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Southampton.
Matt Miazga dressed but did not play in Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
Geoff Cameron and Stoke City play Tottenham Hotspur on Monday.
Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes in Nottingham Forest’s 0-0 draw with Rotherham United.
Emerson Hyndman and Tim Ream both started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 5-0 loss to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Cody Cropper started, made four saves, and drew a RED CARD in the 81st minute in MK Dons’ 1-1 draw with Preston North End.
Danny Williams served the first match of a three-match suspension as Reading lost 3-2 to Leeds United.
Jonathan Spector dressed but did not play in Birmingham City’s 2-1 loss to Burnley.
Duane Holmes did not dress in Huddersfield Town’s 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.
Fabian Johnson started and played 90 minutes in Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-0 loss to Hannover.
Christian Pulisic started, played 90 minutes, and scored a GOAL in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Hamburg.
Timmy Chandler started, played 90 minutes and drew a YELLOW CARD in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-0 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim.
Russell Canouse did not dress for Hoffenheim.
Alfredo Morales dressed but did not play in FC Ingolstadt’s 2-0 loss to SV Darmstadt.
Bobby Wood started, played 90 minutes, and scored a GOAL in FC Union Berlin’s 1-0 win over Heidenheimer SB.
Andrew Wooten dressed but did not play in SV Sandhausen’s 1-0 win over Red Bull Leipzig.
Shawn Barry dressed but did not play in FSV Frankfurt’s 2-0 loss to SC Paderborn 07.
Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 2-2 draw with Ajax.
Desevio Payne did not dress for FC Groningen’s 1-1 draw with Feyenoord.
Ethan Horvath started, played 90 minutes, and made four saves in Molde’s 2-1 win over Bodo/Glimt.
AJ Soares started and played 90 minutes in Viking’s 2-1 win over Aalesund.
Cole Grossman did not dress for Staebek’s 1-1 draw with Sarpsborg.
Gedion Zelalem came off the bench in the 87th minute and scored a PENALTY in Rangers’ 5-4 shootout victory over Celtic in the Scottish Cup (2-2).
Alejandro Bedoya started and played 90 minutes in Nantes’ 2-0 loss to Montpellier.
Omar Gonzalez started, played 65 minutes, and came off with an injury in Pachuca’s 1-0 loss to Morelia.
Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 1-0 win over Cruz Azul.
Paul Arriola started and played 90 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 2-1 loss against Monterrey.
Michael Orozco, Greg Garza, and Alejandro Guido didn’t dress for Club Tijuana.
Edgar Castillo did not dress for Monterrey.
Ventura Alvarado dressed but did not play in Club America’s 1-0 loss to Queretaro.
Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes for Queretaro.
Luis Gil did not dress for Queretaro.
Sonny Guadarrama did not dress Dorados de Sinaloa’s 5-2 loss to Tigres.
Joe Corona dressed but did not play for Dorados.
Jose Torres did not dress for Tigres.
Sebastian Saucedo did not dress for Veracruz’s 4-2 loss to Toluca.
William Yarbrough started, played 90 minutes, and made six saves in Club Leon’s 4-1 win over Puebla.
Miguel Ibarra did not dress for Club Leon.
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