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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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Alejandro Bedoya returned to scoring form in France this weekend, while a couple of American right backs helped their teams earn crucial points in avoiding relegation.

Bedoya put away a fine goal in league play with Nantes on Saturday, his first since a dramatic late winner in a domestic cup match in February. The attacking midfielder controlled a bouncing ball despite a drenched playing surface, and blasted in a shot to the near post.

DeAndre Yedlin continued what has been an important growing season with Sunderland, putting in another 90 minute shift as the team defeated Chelsea 3-2. Sunderland now sits out of the drop zone, a point above Newcastle United with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, Timmy Chandler returned to the field for Eintracht Frankfurt. The German side was able to rise to the occasion and upset Borussia Dortmund with relegation looming. Frankfurt similary sits one point out of the drop zone above Werder Bremen, with just one match to be played by each team.

Here’s how the Americans abroad fared this weekend:



DeAndre Yedlin started and played 90 minutes in Sunderland’s 3-2 win over Chelsea.

Matt Miazga did not dress for Chelsea.

Geoff Cameron started and played 90 minutes in Stoke City’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace.

Brad Guzan dressed but did not play in Aston Villa’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle United.

Tim Howard dressed but did not play in Everton’s 3-1 loss to Leicester City.


Tim Ream started and played 74 minutes in Fulham’s 1-0 win over Bolton.

Emerson Hyndman came off the bench and played 33 minutes for Fulham.

Cody Cropper did not dress for MK Dons’ 2-1 loss to Nottingham Forest.

Eric Lichaj started and played 90 minutes for Nottingham Forest.

Danny Williams started and played 90 minutes in Reading’s 3-1 loss to Blackburn.

Jonathan Spector started and played 90 minutes in Birmingham City’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff City.

Duane Holmes did not dress for Huddersfield Town’s 5-1 loss to Brentford.



Fabian Johnson was injured for Borussia Monchengladbach’s 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen.

Russell Canouse did not dress for Hoffenheim’s 1-0 loss to Hannover.

Alfredo Morales came off the bench and played 27 minutes in Ingoldstadt’s 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich.

John Brooks started and played 90 minutes in Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 loss to Darmstadt.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and played 25 minutes in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Timmy Chandler came off the bench and played 31 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt.


Bobby Wood started and played 63 minutes in FC Union Berlin’s 0-2 loss to Arminia Bielefeld.

Fafa Picault started and played 83 minutes in St. Pauli’s 1-0 loss to Nurnberg.

Andrew Wooten came off the bench to play 9 minutes in SV Sandhausen’s 2-2 draw with Duisburg.

Shawn Barry started and played 55 minutes in FSV Frankfurt’s 1-0 loss to Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Caleb Stanko did not dress for SC Freiburg’s 2-0 win over Heidenheimer.


Desavio Payne dressed but did not play in FC Groningen’s 2-1 win over Heracles Almelo.

Rubio Rubin dressed but did not play in FC Utrecht’s 3-1 loss to AZ Alkmaar.


Ethan Horvath started, played 82 minutes and drew a RED CARD in Molde’s 3-3 draw with Haugesund.

AJ Soares started and played 90 minutes in Viking’s 2-0 win over Tromso.

Cole Grossman started and played 90 minutes in Stabaek’s 3-1 loss to Rosenborg.


Alejandro Bedoya started, played 90 minutes and scored a GOAL in Nantes’ 2-1 win over Caen.
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Perry Kitchen started and played 90 minutes in Hearts’ 1-1 draw with Ross County.


Sebastian Saucedo came off the bench to play 14 minutes in Veracruz’s 2-1 loss to Morelia.

Jorge Villafana started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 1-0 loss to Chivas.

William Yarbrough started, played 90 minutes and made four saves in Club Leon’s 1-0 win over Dorados de Sinaloa.

Miguel Ibarra dressed but did not play for Leon.

Joe Corona dressed but did not play for Dorados.

Sonny Guadarrama did not dress for Dorados.

Jose Torres came off the bench to play nine minutes in Tigres’ 3-0 win over Cruz Azul.

Edgar Castillo did not dress for Monterrey’s 2-1 loss to Toluca.

Paul Arriola started and played 84 minutes in Club Tijuana’s 0-0 draw with Atlas.

Michael Orozco started and played 90 minutes for Tijuana.

John Requejo started, played 90 minutes, and drew a YELLOW CARD for Tijuana.

Armanda Moreno started and played 64 minutes for Tijuana.

Greg Garza and Alejando Guido didn’t dress for Tijuana.

Omar Gonzalez did not dress for Pachuca’s 2-1 win over Chiapas.

 Ventura Alvarado dressed but did not play in Club America’s 1-1 draw with Pumas.

Jonathan Bornstein started and played 90 minutes in Queretaro’s 3-1 loss to Puebla.

Luis Gil did not dress for Queretaro.


    • His cross is played by the Chelsea player (I think Mikel) he isn’t credited with an assist even though the ball ends up going to Defoe.

  1. USMNT




    BIZZY 11

    ————————— Aaron Schoenfeld—————————–

    Mike Grella————–Sasha Klesjan———–Sebastian Lletget

    ————-Dax McCarhty———–Danny Williams——————

    Villafana———Gonzalez—————-Miazga————Sal Zizzo


    Where is my controller lol !!!
    (Oh and SBI please start putting Aaron Schoenfeld who currently plays for Hapoel Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League in this section)

    • I know the whole point of your roster was to highlight Schoenfeld, but really you couldn’t come up with a better striker for your team. He had 5 career goals over five seasons in MLS. I hope you realize most of his Israeli goals have come during the relegation playoffs, ie. against the worst of the league. A league ranked 23rd in Europe behind such super power leagues as Cyprus and Belarus.

      But hey add him to the list, although rumor has it Israel is trying to cap him.

  2. A question, is it time that JK seriously consider dropping JJ down to the no.10 spot for the US and push Bradley back with Beckerman in a more defensive role?? Can’t help but notice Jermaine lighting it up in this new role for Colorado and it might be something JK needs to try in camp since unfortunately he won’t be affrded the opportunity to trot it out in any of the warmup friendlies. The man can pick out a pass and we know his hustle and defensive work will be there too and with his ageing legs it seems perfect.

    Imagine this:


    FabJo Jermaine Bedoya/Pulisic

    MB90 Beckerman

    Ream/Lichaj Brooks Cameron Yedlin

    • I think JJ is pretty safe in his spot on the team and I believe MLS players will be released following the games the weekend of May 22nd (eventhough MLS continues playing until the next weekend) so he could be tried there during the final two friendlies. My question is will the US play the 4-2-3-1 as you laid out or stick with the Guatemala game plan of 4-1-4-1.


      Subs: Nagbe/Bedoya for Beckerman slide either JJ of MB back, Pulisic or Altidore for Zardes, Wood, or Dempsey.

  3. Yedlin is the story, as far as I am concerned. He is starting in matches of massive importance. That is some vote of confidence from Big Sam with so much on the line! Will Spurs bring him back? Will Sunderland try to buy his contract? Big development for him and the USMNT.

  4. Jones, Dempsey, Morris, Bedoya all with goals, Zardes with 2 assists, Nagbe also with an assist. It was kind of a ho hum weekend for players in Europe, but was certainly a good one for MLS based players.

    Concerns, would be like Ronniet said FJ’s injury, not as concerned by Catillo as Monterrey had already locked first place. Altidore’s form would also be a concern, but at least he got off 3 shots this week and drew some fouls.

    • yeah Jozy has yet to score this season i believe, do we really want him leading the line come the start of Copa if this remains the case or do we go with Bobby Wood? He’s always seemed to play better with the Nats but can we really afford that gamble especially with the season Wood has had, it’ll be interesting no doubt!?!?

  5. Unless you’re just being really picky, you couldn’t ask for the team (at least individually) to be in much better form going into Copa.

  6. Fabian still not playing is a big concern for the Nats, so too is the injury issue with Castillo. Miazga was a long shot to make the final Copa roster and not playing with his club down the stretch for Chelsea makes it even more unlikely. Competition in camp tends to weed out these types of roster issues but when you add in the fact that MLSers won’t even be finished with their portion of the season before the preparation camp and all of the friendlies are had it makes you wonder how it will all shake out in the end.

    • Camp competition will really be for playing time, there really are few roster spots that could be determined, with only about one third of the forty men available during the first week.


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