An American soccer legend made his return to his club’s starting lineup this weekend in England, while a rising star returned to the bench in Germany.
Tim Howard made his first start in months for Everton, after manager Roberto Martinez announced the shot stopper would play the final two games of the season. Howard made one save as his side beat Bournemouth 2-1 at Goodison Park.
While U.S. Men’s National Team fans will feel good about Howard’s return to top flight soccer right before leading the backline at Copa America, they will be saddened by Christian Pulisic’s lack of minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s match this weekend. Pulisic dressed, but did not enter the match as Dortmund secured a 5-1 result at home against Wolfsburg.
Back in the Premier League, DeAndre Yedlin’s Sunderland drew level at the death with Stoke City, thanks to a penalty conceded by compatriot Geoff Cameron. The American centerback clipped Jermain Defoe in the box, and the English striker put away the spot kick to earn Sunderland another crucial point in the relegation battle.
Here’s how the Americans Abroad fared this weekend:
DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 1-1 draw with Stoke City.
Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villa’s 3-2 loss to Watford.
Tim Howard started, played 90 minutes, and made one save in Everton’s 2-1 win over AFC Bournemouth.
Matt Miazga and Chelsea play Tottenham on Monday.
Eric Lichaj started, played 90 minutes and drew a YELLOW CARD in Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton.
Tim Ream started and played 90 minutes in Fulham’s 3-0 loss to Brentford.
Emerson Hyndman came off the bench and played 25 minutes for Fulham.
Cody Cropper did not dress for MK Dons’ 3-2 loss to Ipswich Town.
Danny Williams served the third of a three-match ban as Reading lost to Preston 2-1.
Jonathan Spector came off the bench in stoppage time for Birmingham City’s 2-2 draw with Middlebrough.
Duane Holmes did not dress for Huddersfield Town’s 4-0 loss to Bristol City.
Fabian Johnson was injured for Borussia Monchengladbach’s 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich.
Russell Canouse did not dress for Hoffenheim’s 2-1 loss to FC Ingolstadt.
Alfredo Morales started and played 90 minutes for Ingolstadt.
John Brooks was injured for Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen.
Christian Pulisic dressed but did not play in Borussia Dortmund’s 5-1 win over Wolfsburg.
Timmy Chandler did not dress for Eintracht Frankfurt’s 2-1 win over SV Darmstadt.
Bobby Wood started and played 90 minutes in FC Union Berlin’s 1-0 win over VfL Bochum.
Fafa Picault started and played 90 minutes in St. Pauli’s 0-2 loss to 1860 Munich.
Shawn Barry came off the bench to play 16 minutes in FSV Frankfurt’s 4-1 loss to Kaiserslautern.
Caleb Stanko dressed but did not play in SC Freiburg 2-1 win over Paderborn.
Desavio Payne did not dress for FC Groningen’s 2-1 win over Heerenveen.
Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 3-1 win over Vitesse.
Ethan Horvath started and played 90 minutes in Molde’s 1-0 win over Aalesund.
AJ Soares didn’t dress for Viking’s 3-2 win over Haugesund.
Cole Grossman started and played 90 minutes in Stabaek’s 2-1 loss to Odds BK.
Alejandro Bedoya started and played 90 minutes in Nantes’ 1-0 win over Nice.
Gedion Zelalem started and played 74 minutes in Rangers’ 2-2 draw with St. Mirren.
Perry Kitchen started and played 90 minutes in Hearts’ 3-1 loss to Celtic.
Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes in Queretaro’s 2-1 win over Pumas.
Luis Gil did not dress for Queretaro.
Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes in Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Puebla.
Paul Arriola started and played 76 minutes for Club Tijuana.
Greg Garza and Alejando Guido didn’t dress for Club Tijuana.
Ventura Alvarado started and played 90 minutes in Club America’s 3-3 draw with Monterrey.
Edgar Castillo came off the bench to play 45 minutes for Monterrey.
Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 3-2 loss to Morelia.
Jose Torres dressed but did not play in Tigres’ 0-0 draw with Veracruz.
Sebastian Saucedo dressed but did not play for Veracruz.
William Yarbrough started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Club Leon’s 0-0 draw with Pachuca.
Miguel Ibarra did not dress for Leon.
Omar Gonzalez started and played 90 minutes for Pachuca.
Joe Corona, Sonny Guadarrama and Dorados play Chivas on Sunday night.